Esusu empowers underbanked Americans to better save, access capital, and build credit profiles through community-based savings. Watch a video from the maker

The Experiment

Can we build a better system for underbanked individuals to save and access income through their communities?

Here's what we know:

- Savings groups have been a HUGE solution for underbanked individuals across the world
- People love the idea of bringing it to the '21st century' with an app
- Community matters

Here's what we want: To make 'susu' or savings groups digitally accessible in a way that improves the experience and creates greater access to capital without losing the community/cultural aspect that makes it magical.

To test whether this is possible, we aim to create a beta Esusu app. Our primary goal with the beta will be to understand three key things:

- Can a historically 'paper and pen' system be translated to mobile devices in a way that captures the essence of the community/purpose of savings groups.
- Is the system we have set up complete in a way that is intuitive to users?
- Does our model encapsulate all the features needed to created engaged/active users?

Expected Duration: 12 Weeks

made by:

Samir Goel

About Samir

  • - Dalai Lama Fellow | Resolution Fellow | Global Good Fund Fellow
  • - Co-Founder Transfernation
  • - Customer Success, Talent Acquisition, Operations @ LinkedIn






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My Needs

Chief Technical Officer to serve as PM for Engineering and Design.

Data Scientist with expertise in financial products.

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Financial Regulation and Fintech Litigation Expert

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May Freud Mar, 27 2018 - 05:48 AM

could you contact with me? maybe we can exchange ideas

May Freud Mar, 27 2018 - 05:47 AM

I will run this model in African.

May Freud Mar, 27 2018 - 05:47 AM

I will run this model in African.

May Freud Mar, 27 2018 - 05:47 AM

I will run this model in African.

Robert Jackson Feb, 01 2017 - 06:31 PM

I am excited to see Esusu launch all over the world and bridge the financial gaps that have limited billions of people who struggle with financial insecurities. I see Esusu serving as the financial lubricate for black and brown communities and I look forward to supporting this team every step of the way!