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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Improving the financial market in order to include more people is a way to combat social inequalities and poverty. We have identified that both Social Enterprises (e.g Grameen Bank) and Fintech have performed such tasks. Acronym for "Financial Tecnhology", Fintech are new entrants in the financial market, comprising a universe of startups operating on digital platforms. This article defines SocialTech as organizations that represent the intersection between Social Enterprises and Fintech. As Fintech's classifications exclude the social dimension and categorizations of social entrepreneurship activities exclude the dimension of technology, we propose a SocialTech classification that considers both technological aspects and social entrepreneurship activity. We present four empirical illustrations, one for each type of SocialTech identified, in order to evaluate the classification model.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Fintech Social: Definição, Categorização e Ilustrações Empíricas - Social Fintech: Definition, Categorization and Empirical Illustration

Improving the financial market in order to include more people is a way to combat social inequalities and poverty. We have identified that both Social Enterprises (e.g Grameen Bank) and Fintech have performed such tasks. Acronym for "Financial Tecnhology", Fintech are new entrants in the financial market, comprising a universe of startups operating on digital platforms. This article defines SocialTech as organizations that represent the intersection between Social Enterprises and Fintech. As Fintech's classifications exclude the social dimension and categorizations of social entrepreneurship activities exclude the dimension of technology, we propose a SocialTech classification that considers both technological aspects and social entrepreneurship activity. We present four empirical illustrations, one for each type of SocialTech identified, in order to evaluate the classification model.