Tagged: accelerator

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Expands into Malaysia

Hong Kong based SuperCharger, a Fintech accelerator program, has expanded its footprint into Malaysia. SuperCharger has partnered up with Standard Chartered, Allianz and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation to launch their 12 week program in Kuala Lumpur. SuperCharger is accepting applicants now with a deadline of… Read More

Income& Selected For Plug and Play Fintech Accelerator Program

Marketplace investment platform Income& announced on Friday it was selected for the Plug and Play fintech accelerator program. The portal revealed that it is now part of the accelerator’s sixth class and it will participate in a 12-week accelerator program. Income& is known for its Prime-Rated… Read More

FIS-Powered VC Fintech Accelerator Concludes: Two International & Eight U.S. Teams Presents Solutions to More Than 350 Investors

The Venture Center announced on Tuesday that two international and eight U.S. teams completed the VC FinTech Accelerator Empowered by FIS last week and presented their solutions to more than 350 investors, which included banking and financial services executives from across the U.So at VC… Read More

Techstars to Launch 13-Week Virtual Accelerator

Techstars announced on Wednesday it is expanding its Techstars Anywhere program to a full 10 company class. The program allows any entrepreneur from around the world to apply without the need to relate to participate and receive the full benefits of a normal Techstars program, including… Read More

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai Hosts First Batch Graduation & Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai (MASH), which was launched in January 2017, hosted its first batch’s graduation and demo day on Thursday. The event showcased a total of 14 startups that participated in the program. According to the program,10 out of the 14 startups have received new… Read More

Startupbootcamp Mumbai Selects Inaugural Class of Fintechs

One of the world’s leading accelerators for Fintech Startups, Starupbootcamps, announced their first round of companies that will join their inaugural program in Mumbai, India. These startups beat out nearly 300 other companies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Since its launch in… Read More

BNP Paribas to Setup a Fintech Accelerator at Station F, a 1,000-Startups Campus in Paris, France

Station F, the biggest startup campus worldwide will open in Paris this month with BNP Paribas joining in the fall of 2017. BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, is transferring its Fintech and InsureTech accelerator there with the help of global Plug… Read More

F10 Fintech Incubator & Accelerator Announces Startup Batch II Summer 2017 Program Grand Opening

Germany-based incubator and accelerator F10 FinTech announced the grand opening of its Startup Batch II – Summer 2017 program. The event will be held on July 3rd in Zurich. The “Prototype to Product” program lasts for six months and offers startups support as they transition their… Read More

BNP Paribas -Plug and Play Teams Up With Station F to Host Second Startup Fintech & Insurtech Accelerator Program

BNP Paribas -Plug and Play announced on Tuesday it is partnering with Paris-based startup campus, Station F, to host its upcoming fintech/insurtech accelerator program. According to the organizations, the new partnership will provide a venue for the program. While sharing details about the upcoming program launch, Roxanne… Read More

KeyBank, Progressive, & Other Ohio Industry Giants Team Up To Launch New Global Fintech Accelerator

On Tuesday, Ohio-based companies KeyBank, Progressive, The Kroger Co., Grange Insurance, Huntington, FifthThird, First Federal Lakewood, Root Insurance, and Safelite announced the launch of their new global fintech accelerator program, Fintech71. JPMorgan Chase will also be lending its thought leadership and industry expertise to the… Read More

Accenture Announcement: Applications to Open For Asia-Pacific’s Fourth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Tuesday that applications will soon open for its Asia-Pacific’s fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, which is described as a 12-week program that helps early and growth-staged fintech companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to financial institution executive…. Read More

SmartCard Marketing Systems Expands Fintech Accelerator Offering

Fintech payment accelerator and solutions provider, SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc., announced on Friday it expanded its fintech accelerator offering for independent software vendors to prepare for biometrics, blockchain, and AI interoperability. SmartCard Marketing Systems stated its strategy is built on compounded years of experience and success… Read More

Australian Accelerator H2 Takes in Seven New Fintech Startups

Sydney Australia-based Fintech accelerator H2 has recently accepted its new round of startups, including the sports trading game FanTrade and personal chef delivery app DishMe. These companies differ from H2’s typically financial focus. This new company approach can be explained by a January blog post by Toby… Read More

Bangkok Bank Partners with Nest to Introduce FinTech Accelerator InnoHub

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited announced its international FinTech accelerator program, Bangkok Bank InnoHub in partnership with corporate innovation partner Nest. The 12-week intensive program will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, aiming to exemplify the bank’s drive to inspire innovation and solidify its commitment to innovative new technologies. As the country’s leading… Read More

PwC’s SME Equity Financing Atlas: There is an Investment Boom in SMEs

PwC’s Accelerator has published the first edition of their SME Equity Financing Atlas.  According to their data, equity investments in SMEs have been growing steadily over the last years. The main drivers are the accumulation of capital in investor’s hand, new technologies and low-interest rates…. Read More

Freetrade Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Goal

Freetrade, a platform designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £560,000 through its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Freetrade describes itself as a mobile app that’s designed to let… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre & Accenture Announces FinTech Hive at DIFC Accelerator Program

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, and global professional services company, Accenture, announced on Tuesday the launch of their FinTech Hive at DIFC Accelerator Program. The companies stated that the program is considered… Read More

Waves Platform Teams Up With Higher School of Economics for Pro FinTech Startup Program

On Wednesday, Higher School of Economics in Moscow announced the second year of its fintech startup program HSE{Pro}Fintech. According to the business incubator, the official partner of the fintech section is Waves, a crowdfunding, community management, and national settlement depository. Higher School of Economics stated it the fintech startup… Read More

L’Atelier BNP Paribas Announces Season 2 of Its Fintech & Corporate Accelerator

On Monday, L’Atelier BNP Paribas announced the second season of its fintech & corporate accelerator. The four-month program was reportedly designed to help enable various businesses to embark on an open innovation project with specific strategic objectives such as the search for growth or internal… Read More

The Incubator Formally Known as 500 Startups: Call Us 500 Seed & 500 Series A Programs, Please

It’s hard to believed that 500 Startups launched just six years ago given its influence.  1600+ companies, 60+ countries and 3,000 founders later, Co-Founder Dave McClure utilized the platform’s blog to reflect on the last years progress and to look forward to the company’s next… Read More