Leverage the best data, tools, and resources across 1871 and Equifax in the Product Studio.

Benefits of joining

Access to powerful API products

Take your business to the next level with our immersive, three-phase product development studio where you will tap into the API products and mentorship from one of the leading data analytics and technology company institutions in the industry, Equifax.

Could you use the Equifax suite of API tools to drive financial inclusion and partnership to enhance your project or operations?

  • Auto and Home Sales:
    With ongoing inventory woes and a slowing market for home sales, perhaps you’re working on the next big thing to help these industries thrive in difficult times? Equifax data and tools can help make your disruption a reality.
  • eCommerce:
    It’s only getting bigger, and consumer expectations around frictionless eCommerce are getting more demanding every day. Equifax has tools and data to help enable smooth, secure and profitable eCommerce transactions for your customers.
  • Payments:
    Payments companies want to fight fraud and keep their clients’ transactions flowing. Equifax has solutions to help your clients onboard merchants, reduce chargebacks, reduce decline rates and increase the number of transactions processed.
  • FinTech:
    FinTech is redefining the future of financial services. Equifax has rich data, predictive analytics, and cloud-native technologies to help you target and acquire more customers, mitigate fraud, and make better business decisions.
  • HardTech:
    Manufacturers are struggling to maintain capacity and forecast amid multiple supply and demand shocks. Equifax data solutions help your clients acquire more customers, mitigate risk and verify their consumers’ identities.
  • And more…

The Product Studio is at zero-cost and you do not have to be an existing 1871 member to participate. 

Are you a fit?

If you identify with any of the following, we recommend you send in your project for consideration:

  • Early-stage Growth: Build a partnership with Equifax & test your assumptions in a safe way to propel your business forward.
  • Growth: Continue to build your company and test your assumptions with Equifax while earning a chance to receive exclusive partnership.
  • Late-stage Growth: Get in front of Equifax’s customers and earn a chance to receive an exclusive partnership.

*Companies must be registered in the U.S.

Have questions and want to learn more before applying? Join our info session! 

Equifax Accelerate

A robust suite of financial data at-the-ready

The innovative Equifax API tool empowers businesses to unlock the realm of what’s possible. The API tool helps product owners utilize Equifax expansive data in their applications or business processes. View all of their API products here that can be used to access:

  • Consumer employment and income information
  • Identity verification and location
  • Bank transaction data
  • Credit history and scores
  • Intelligent fraud management

Equifax Accelerate breakdown

06.30.22 – 07.28.22

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Info session 07.13.22

Have questions and want to learn more before applying? Join our info session!

08.08.22 – 08.24.22

The top 50 applicants will be chosen and have the chance to participate in our design sprint, a series of immersive and educational events spread out over 3 weeks that will educate and support participants as they prepare to pitch their product ideas.

At the end of the design sprint, participants will submit their project plan, prototype, and mockup of their idea after consultation with the Equifax team.

Finally, 20 participants will be selected to pitch their proposal, and the final 10 will be selected to join the Product Studio.

09.12.22 – 11.14.22

In this 12-week Product Studio, the final 10 selected will receive resources and access to Equifax’s innovative API tool to support them as they build their product. 

Participants will also be given full access to 1871’s roadmap, including education, mentorship, and programming curated to their needs and build a technical mock up.

Date TBD

The end of the program includes a final showcase, where studio participants will demonstrate their products to leaders from Equifax and their clients and partners representing digital and fintech spaces.

The judges

The Design Sprint challenge will be judged by a panel of experts:

  • Noah Schwartz, GM Emerging Products, AWS
  • Amit Maheshwari, SVP Business Development, Tekion
  • Laura Ritz, COO at numo, a PNC company
  • Joy Wilder Lybeer, CRO, USIS, Equifax
  • Rob Eison, COO, USIS, Equifax
  • Bill Phelan, GM Commercial, Equifax
  • Cecilia Mao, Global Chief Product Officer, Equifax


Submissions will be graded based on the problem addressed, market opportunity, solution idea and application of Equifax APIs.

Begin your Equifax Accelerate Journey

To enter into phase 1 of the program, all you have to do is share it with us. We’re ready to hear about your project.