Five leading financial executives have announced the launch of ScratchWorks, a new fintech consortium that hopes to help financial technology start-up companies attract investors from some of the top wealth management and investment firms.

Fintech start-ups are encouraged to pitch their product or service at the Barron’s Top Independent Advisors Summit in March. Applications to the invite-only program can be accessed through the ScratchWorks website. Three finalists will receive an invitation to gain exposure to top people and organizations in the financial industry.

One of the five co-founders of ScratchWorks, Marty Bicknell, is the CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors. He says the program is meant to expand fintech companies' outreach and provide better solutions for clients.

“We felt it was our duty to expand and accelerate the possibilities for fintech companies whose solutions would help us serve our clients,” says Bicknell.

The other founders of ScratchWorks are Richard M. Burridge Jr. (the founding partner, CEO and chief investment officer of RMB Capital); John D. Eadie (the founder and managing director of Covenant); Jon Jones (the CEO of Brighton Jones); and Michael J. Nathanson (the chairman, CEO and president of the Colony Group).