Next Big Idea Competition Winners

The Next Big Idea Competition is our version of the popular TV Show “Shark Tank” designed to showcase innovation, collaboration, and advancements among our industry.

We were honored to have our partners at CO-OP Financial Services sponsor the competition with a prize pool of $10,000. The award for first place was set at $7,500 with the second place winner receiving $2,500.


2021 Next Big Idea Competition Winner:


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RenoFi enables Credit Unions to offer next-generation, home renovation loans that better meet the needs of today’s homeowners.

2nd place awarded to:


Silvur is the first and only app designed to support Americans aged 50+ navigating modern retirement.

Special recognition goes out to the three additional Big Idea finalists mentioned below.

Each finalist presented innovation and drive for advancements within the industry and made it to the top five out of nineteen competitors for the Next Big Idea!

Equipifi is an Enterprise SaaS Solution designed to enable financial institutions to effortlessly offer BNPL solutions to their members.

Nu Direction Lending is the credit union friendly solution of the online small business loan.

Go Digital, Stay Personal: innovate to a new level of member engagement.