Skip to content

Curql Accelerate Powered by


Part of Curql's Family of Funds

Receive a $100k investment and 12 weeks of programming and industry connections for your fintech, CUSO, or banking startup.

About the Program

The Curql family of funds is growing as we introduce Curql Accelerate to further our mission of bringing fintech to credit unions. Curql Accelerate invests in five companies per cohort innovating in fintech and banking. In addition to a $100K investment, each participating startup will receive 12 weeks of concierge, mentorship-based programming and deep industry connections with credit unions.

Our partner for Curql Accelerate, gener8tor, is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups and supports the growth of these startups through its network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, and investors.

Cohort companies will receive a $100K investment into their CUSO startup, access to gener8tor and Curql’s global network of mentors, investors, and credit unions.



$100,000 cash investment in your current round (if raising) or convertible note (if not currently raising).


Strategic Network

We make highly relevant and impactful connections to credit unions, investors, and experienced mentors to help you scale your business and more efficiently raise your next round. Build relationships within the cohort of five companies, Curql’s ecosystem, and the community of gener8tor alumni.


Focused Support

1 of 5…not 10…not 15…not 100. We only invest in five companies per program. We focus all of our time, energy, and network on you.

Mentorship, Coaching & One-on-One Meetings

Twelve weeks of individualized coaching and mentorship from the gener8tor and Curql teams during bi-weekly, one-on-one meetings. Introductions to 100+ connections including serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and credit unions.


Deals and Perks

$1M + in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk, Hubspot, and Microsoft.



Exclusive reception during which participating companies have the opportunity to pitch to an audience of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and community members.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Any company innovating in fintech or banking is encouraged to apply! Investments will be made exclusively into CUSOs (Credit Union Service Organizations) which is a qualification we will help companies add as part of our investment.

Can teams participate in-person, virtually, hybrid?

Curql Accelerate is a hybrid program. Most programming will take place virtually, but three weeks during the program will take place on-site at different credit unions across the country.

What are the terms of the $100,000 investment?

$100,000 cash investment directly into your current round (if raising) or convertible note (if not currently raising). We expect that some of that investment will go toward the CUSO qualification, and some with go toward traveling to the Credit Unions during the program.

Curql Collective

Bringing fintech to credit unions.

Curql Family of Funds

Curql Fund I

Curql Fund II

Curql Accelerate


Jim Ryan
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships 

Contact Us
Our Office

666 Walnut St. Suite #2260
Des Moines, IA 50309

(317) 775-3518

© 2023 All rights reserved. Curql Collective.