Calling All Diverse-Led Business Enterprises


Experience a one-of-a-kind education with fintech experts and college faculty

Banking and Fintech for Diverse Suppliers is a virtual program specifically designed for diverse suppliers to increase their knowledge of banking and fintech.


About the program

Banking and Fintech for Diverse Suppliers is a world-class program that will inspire participant learning through interactive sessions with distinguished Georgia State University faculty and industry subject matter experts from Fiserv, Synchrony and Georgia Fintech Academy. 

What to expect

Suppliers will participate in a 6-week virtual classroom, learning from renowned college faculty and fintech subject matter experts from Fiserv and Synchrony.

How to apply

Interested diverse-led businesses are encouraged to review the selection criteria and submit an application. Company applications will be accepted May 8–June 9, 2023. Selection of accepted companies will be determined exclusively by Fiserv
and Synchrony.

Program partners

2022 Diwail
Synchrony Financial
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Georgia Fintech Academy logo

What to expect


Georgia State University, Fiserv and Synchrony are inviting diverse-led business enterprises to apply to be a part of Banking and Fintech for Diverse Suppliers, open to companies that are 51%+ owned, controlled or managed by a designated diverse segment: racial or ethnic minority, woman, LGBTQ+, disabled or veteran.

Representative(s) of selected companies will learn through virtual classroom sessions with subject matter experts and senior executives from Georgia State University Robinson College of Business, Georgia Fintech Academy, Fiserv and Synchrony. The pilot program will launch June 26, 2023.

The 6-week pilot program will:

  • Introduce participants to banking and fintech concepts within the context of real-world application, trends and future outlooks
  • Provide a single company-level diverse supplier re/certification with a third-party certification organization
  • Provide one registration to a single company attendee to a national supplier diversity conference
  • Offer a supplier onboarding review through Global Strategic Sourcing/Procurement organization

Eligible supplier qualifications can be viewed here.

Note: Participation requires video/conference call capabilities through the NovoEd platform provided by Georgia State University. Technology is not provided by Fiserv or Synchrony.


Key information and dates

  • Applications open May 8, 2023
  • Applications close June 9, 2023
  • Selected Banking and Fintech for Diverse Suppliers participants will be notified on or around June 20, 2023
  • First session for Banking and Fintech for Diverse Suppliers is June 26, 2023

Course Schedule

June 26, 2023


Banking Overview and Core Function: Deposits

July 10, 2023


Banking Core Function: Lending

July 17, 2023


Banking Core Function: Domestic Payments

July 24, 2023


Banking Core Function: International Payments

July 31, 2023


Money and Blockchain

August 7, 2023


Defi and Future of Fintech

* No class the week of July 4


Course Format


  • Virtual sessions will be held on Mondays beginning on June 26–August 7, noon–1:30 p.m. ET
  • Each session will begin with participation from a Fiserv/Synchrony Senior Leader/SME, followed by course content delivery from Georgia State University Robinson College of Business and the Georgia Fintech Academy
  • Additional activities will be assigned weekly to reinforce learning, stimulate discussion and serve as a foundation for follow-on sessions