Project by: 

Jordan Karstadt; Farouk Aboughazale

High Concept Statement: 

Omni is the Uber of Banking and can be thought of as a cross between Uber and Venmo.

Omni is also a current NYU 300k Semi-Finalist Team.

Our promotional video can be found at:






Need or Demand:

Over 50% of the world has little to no access to any form of financial service, while 100% of the world overpays for the slow, expensive and technologically dated services they are provided.

Product / Service / Solution:

Currently, over 50% of the worlds population has little to no access to conventional banking institutions and financial amenities.

For those who do, transfers and conversions cost as much as 10% and can take as long as 3 days.

Omni address these issues and provides superior service no matter who you are, where you are, or how much you have.

Value Proposition:

Omni is a mobile, blockchain-based financial services platform which allows both banked and underbanked-users globally to store, convert, withdraw and transfer money in seconds by automating all processes involved and establishing a global community of individual tellers.

In allowing anyone to become a financial services provider, Omni bolsters local economies and provides safe digital asset storage for populations who would otherwise be forced to carry high-risk assets such as cash or gold.

Once assets are digitalized, Omni provides currency transfers and conversions at one tenth the cost of existing platforms with just 3 seconds in delays allowing communities and families spread across the globe to share their financial empowerment.


Current competitors include:

Western Union, who’s bureaucratic limitations result in egregious client-side expense (as high as 10%) and delays, and who’s services fail to allow users to secure assets digitally.

And Paypal, which, while digital, fails to provide cash deposits and withdraws and is unable to provide a full spectrum of services for underbanked and non-banked users.

Revenue Model:

Omni profits from small fees (ranging between one and two percent) on various transactions across the Omni network.