Sparcblock Selected By Intuit Prosperity Accelerator

December 21, 2020

The Intuit Prosperity Accelerator is a partnership between Intuit Canada and Highline Beta, where a cohort of global seed-stage tech startups will help solve specific pressing financial prosperity challenges that Canadian consumers, self-employed and small businesses will be facing in the wake of COVID-19. The inaugural cohort was selected based on their commitment to building durable solutions that help consumers eliminate debt, build savings and enable financial literacy; and/or help self-employed and small businesses improve cash flow, attract customers and access help. “This promising group of startups bring a true passion and commitment to solving for their customers – a value that is at the heart of Intuit’s mission of Powering Prosperity Around the World,” said David Marquis, Country Manager at Intuit Canada. “Over the coming months, this collaboration with the startup ecosystem will allow us to innovate with velocity and purpose. I am inspired by the opportunity to expand the scope of our impact for Canadians in the wake of COVID-19.” “We have been impressed with the calibre of the applications, and I am thrilled to welcome these eight amazing companies to the inaugural cohort,” says Benjamin Yoskovitz, Founding Partner at Highline Beta. “They are all tackling complex problems – from financial advice accessibility to handling payroll, and estate planning to life insurance. We look forward to supporting these companies and getting pilot solutions off the ground.” “COVID-19 has created distinct challenges for Canadians, and start-ups are no exception,” noted Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. “The Intuit Prosperity Accelerator is an exciting initiative to support Canada’s start-up ecosystem and foster innovative, digital solutions to help small businesses and Canadians with their financial health at this challenging time. Congrats to these eight start-ups joining this Canadian accelerator!” Learn more here