With generous support from Capital One, the CFE Fund hosted a multi-city Financial Empowerment Hackathon, a national effort to create software applications (apps) focused on financial inclusion. Regional Hackathons took place in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, drawing in over 110 participants. Regional winners then presented their ideas virtually to a panel of judges at a site hosted by Bloomberg LP in New York. Judges selected MEDAPulse, in partnership with the Mission Economic Development Agency from San Francisco, as the winner for an app design that would connect financial counseling follow up goals to pre-scheduled future text messages. After being selected as the winner, MEDAPulse presented this app to CFE Coalition leaders from across the country.

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