Edit ModuleShow Tags

Innovation Serves the Underbanked in the Financial System

Lamine Zarrad dreams up Joust, named top under-40 professional


Published:

LAMINE ZARRAD, 39

CEO + FOUNDER, JOUST

Drawing on his personal experience as a refugee and immigrant, former U.S. Marine Lamine Zarrad developed innovative ways to serve the underbanked in the financial system by applying new technology to traditional structures and practices. His financial platform, Joust, serves the “gig economy,” people working side jobs as freelancers and entrepreneurs, with banking, payments and invoicing to help micro businesses succeed. “Lamine is generous with his time and knowledge and has mentored several startups and young people,” co-worker Rita Crague says.

Zarrad is active in the startup and small business community in Denver, sharing connections, technology and ideas, as well as participating in industry seminars and networking events. He also is active with fwd.us, an organization that advocates for immigrants. “Lamine has vision and a passion for extending services to the unbanked,” Crague says. “He is a true futurist.”

Edit Module
Lisa Ryckman

Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

Get more content like this: Subscribe to the magazine | Sign up for our Free e-newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

A Colorado State of Wine

The state of wine is changing for the better in Colorado. Our reputation for having poor quality wines has finally shifted after decades of hard work from our state’s winemakers. While the majority of local wines have gotten a bad rap in the past, Colorado’s wine scene is finally emerging, shedding light on our overlooked wine regions. In 2018, Wine Enthusiast magazine and Vogue magazine named Colorado’s Grand Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) one of the “Ten Best Wine Getaways.”

Is Investing Like the Weather or Climate Change?

On Jan. 30, I got a text from my sister in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Stuck in the middle of the polar vortex, her thermometer read 38 degrees below zero.

Veil Intimates Gives a Tech Boost to Bras

The global bra market is on track to be a $30 billion business by the end of 2025, so a smarter bra is a brilliant investment.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags