For those of you who don’t know, our serviced co-working space hosts a myriad of FinTech companies that go from a to z. Branch, Data Fitnech, Umati Capital, there’s no doubt that at least a few of these will be applying alongside you to take advantage of this opportunity.
The result of a partnership between Barclays and Techstars, The Barclays Accelerator was born. It is a three month intensive startup accelerator focused on innovations in financial services that offers entrepreneurs the best of two worlds; access to a world-renown bank such as Barclays, and Techstars’ network of mentors and investors spanning 13 cities around the globe. Oh, and did I mention the $45,000 that your team could get in funding?
We think you should try your luck! Whether you are making an impact on payments, lending, financial inclusion, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber security, data analytics, machine learning, cryptocurrency, insurance, or wealth management, they’d be happy to receive your application. You have until February 5th to send it in, after which 10 companies will be selected to move to Cape Town for a 13-week programme. If you make it in, you’ll be part of history, as this is only the second time the fund opened its doors in Africa! Apply using this link here.
The Cape Town 2017 accelerator program will commence at RISE Cape Town on May 9th 2017, to then come to a close on Demo Day on August 2nd, 2017. Best of luck, and remember that there are other funding opportunities out there that we’ve advertised, check them out here.