Goalsetter named 2023 MD|DC Credit Union Association FinTank Winner

COLUMBIA, MD (August 22, 2023) — The MD|DC Credit Union Association has announced that Goalsetter, an award-winning education-first family finance app, has been named the winner of its third annual FinTank competition.

The FinTank competition, held on the final day of the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Tech Summit August 16, 2023, invited four fintechs to pitch their cutting-edge solutions for the most pressing issues facing credit unions. Goalsetter was selected as the winner by a vote of attendees who decided the winner in person via an online vote.

“I would like to congratulate all of our competitors on their participation in the FinTank competition,” said John Bratsakis, President/CEO of the MD|DC Credit Union Association. “FinTank is a great opportunity for our members to connect with fintechs that are developing innovative solutions to help credit unions attract and retain members in an increasingly competitive market.”

Goalsetter is a credit union services organization (CUSO) that provides credit unions with the ability to effectively connect with Generation Z consumers through an education-first family banking app that allows them to track and control debit card spending, save money, set financial goals, and engage with fun, game-based financial quizzes and videos.

Goalsetter’s success is rooted in its real-world approach to financial education that aligns with Gen Z’s digital-first sensibilities. As a solutions provider and partner, Goalsetter puts credit unions first, permitting them to both hold their own deposits and white-label the Goalsetter app with the credit union’s brand.

“We are honored to be named the winner of the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s 2023 FinTank competition,” said Tanya Van Court, CEO and co-founder of Goalsetter. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work of both our team and our credit union partners, whose collaboration is critical to ensuring that our products meet the needs of their credit unions.” We are committed to helping families teach their children about financial literacy and build a better financial future.”

The other competitors in the FinTank competition were Constellation, Senso, and Vertice AI.

The FinTank competition is a part of the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Tech Summit, which is an annual event that brings together credit union leaders, fintech innovators and industry experts to discuss the latest trends in digital transformation.

(L to R) Tanya Van Court, CEO and co-founder of Goalsetter; John Bratsakis, President/CEO of the MD|DC Credit Union Association

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The MD|DC Credit Union Association invites its members and industry partners to explore the new website, take advantage of available resources, and connect with the Association. Bratsakis added, “By leveraging the enhanced functionality and user-friendly design of the new website, member credit unions can access the information they need to drive growth and achieve success.” For more information about the MD|DC Credit Union Association and to explore the new website, please visit

About Goalsetter

Founded in 2016, the affiliated Goalsetter Companies are family saving, investing, financial education, and smart spending platforms that make it easy for the whole family to go cashless while teaching them how to be money smart. Centered around fun, relevant, and engaging financial education content, Goalsetter’s ‘ smart money platforms for families provide users with an FDIC-Insured Savings Account; an investment platform powered by Goalsetter Advisors, LLC (an SEC registered investment advisor); the Mastercard Cashola teen and tween debit card with parental controls, game-based financial education quizzes; the “Learn before you Burn” parental control feature on the debit card and the “Learn to Earn” financial reward program; the Goalsetter Classroom curriculum for school systems and community organizations.. Goalsetter was founded by former Nickelodeon and Discovery Education children’s digital programming executive Tanya Van Court. For more about Goalsetter visit


John Coleman
Marketing Communications Manager
MD|DC Credit Union Association

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