The Mission

The Georgia Fintech Academy is a diversity talent development initiative for the fintech industry. Students from across the University System of Georgia participate in classes, events, and projects to prepare for jobs in the fintech industry.

HISTORY

2018

The American Transaction Processing Coalition led a group of fintech companies in Georgia to ask the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to collaborate with the fintech industry to create an educational initiative focused on preparing diverse students for careers in fintech.

Georgia is a global fintech hub, home of 210 fintech companies.

Georgia is a global fintech hub, home of 210 fintech companies.
 
The 12 public fintech companies in Georgia alone generate $49 billion+ in revenues* and over $2 billion in venture capital was invested in Georgia early-stage fintechs from 2020-2022*.
 
21,000 people are employed by the top fintech companies in Metro Atlanta and 42,000* people overall with an additional 8,000 employed in Columbus, Ga (Global Payments, Aflac, and Synovus)
 

*2022 Technology Association of Georgia Fintech Ecosystem Report

Qazi

Student Testimony

“The Academy has given me the incredible opportunity to grow professionally through interaction with leaders in the industry, and collaboration with other outstanding student leaders through the Academy’s Student Advisory Council”

Alisa

Student Testimony

“The GA FinTech Academy is one of the most engaging and suitable resources for Georgia students. The daily webinars are phenomenal and very informative. Speakers from major companies give insight to students that is very interesting and useful. The monthly career fairs that highlight opportunities within FinTech are amazing! Students who aspire to pursue FinTech can take the initiative to apply to some of the best opportunities globally.”

Jael

Student Testimony

“The Fintech universe is vast, and I would never have known that without the Fintech Academy. I am so grateful for the abundance of opportunities that the Academy has provided me and my peers.”

Employer
Testimonials

Frank DeRosa

FIS Global

| The People Office - Business Partner

“Investing in critical skills development and training for the next generation of local
leaders and technical experts, with a focus on inclusion and diversity drives our
partnership with the Georgia Fintech Academy. The program delivers on student
engagement, early-career recruiting, education and mentorship opportunities.”

Patrick Williams

visa

| Head of NA Digital Partnerships

“Investing in critical skills development and training for the next generation of local
leaders and technical experts, with a focus on inclusion and diversity drives our
partnership with the Georgia Fintech Academy. The program delivers on student
engagement, early-career recruiting, education and mentorship opportunities.”

Join us to create a more diverse fintech industry.

Podcast

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about fintech with the next generation of talent.

Speakers

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fintech industry impacts their world.

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inclusivity into fintech.

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