Tagged: accelerator

FinTech Hive at DIFC Opens Applications For 2018 Accelerator Program

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced over the weekend that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 program, kicking off a competitive search for the top fintech and insurtech innovators in the region…. Read More

Mastercard Announces Launch of New Fintech Initiative Called “Accelerate” (Infographic)

On Monday, credit card giant Mastercard announced the launch of its new initiative for fintech startups called Accelerate. According to Mastercard, the initiative is designed to support the ambitions of players in the FinTech sector through tailored support arrangements including access to insight, tools, technology, and… Read More

Investment Firm Holdun Launches Holt Fintech Accelerator Program

Investment firm Holdun announced on Thursday the launch of its Holt Fintech Accelerator. The accelerator, which is aimed globally, will support the next generator of entrepreneur talents operating in the fintech industry. The company also reported that the project is a nod towards Sir Herbert… Read More

Russia’s Sberbank & HSE Business Incubator to Review 600 Startup Ideas For Corporate Business Accelerator Program

Russia-based Sberbank and the Higher School of Economics’ (HSE) business incubator announced on Monday they are beginning to review ideas for startups that were submitted to the corporate business accelerator. The duo reported that around 600 projects were submitted during the first stage, which notably… Read More

OneEleven & Aviva Canada Announces Five Startups Selected For Insurtech Growth Program

On Wednesday, Canada’s OneEleven announced the participants of their Insurtech Growth Program. The startup community announced in January it was joining forces with insurance company Aviva Canada to support the success of growing Canadian insurtech companies. The program, which runs for four months, will provide the… Read More

Plug and Play Announces Sixteen Startups Selected for Insurtech Inaugural Batch in Munich

Plug and Play announced on Thursday that 16 startups were selected to join the accelerator’s “Insurtech Europe powered by Plug and Play,” which was created with some of Plug and Play’s partners Allianz, Munich Re, Talanx, Versicherungskammer Bayern and Swiss Re as well as in… Read More

F10 Incubator & Accelertor Opens Application for P2’s Batch IV

Fintech, regtech, and insurtech incubator and accelerator F10 announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for its Prototype to Product (P2)Program Batch IV. The program revealed applications are currently being accepted and reviewed from tech startup firms, who were solving problems in the financial, banking,… Read More

Fintech Accelerator ScratchWorks Announces Finalists For Startup Competition

ScratchWorks, a fintech accelerator that connects tech startups with wealth management leaders to advance the digital transformation of the financial services industry, announced on Thursday the finalists for its fintech competition. The three finalists will pitch their respective companies to the ScratchWorks founders during a… Read More

Queen City Fintech Announces Spring 2018 Cohort

On Wednesday, Queen City Fintech Accelerator announced its Spring 2018 cohort. According to the program, of nearly 150 applications from 18 countries and 20 states, only ten fintech companies were selected for the twelve-week accelerator, which begins on March 26th and concludes with the Fintech… Read More

SXSW Announces Winners of the 10th Annual Accelerator Pitch Event

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced over the weekend the winners of the 10th annual Accelerator Pitch Event, which took place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin. The event’s organizers also reported in addition to the 10 winners… Read More

F10 Celebrates Launch of P2 Program’s Batch III

F10 FinTech Incubator and Accelerator announced on Tuesday its Program Grand Opening had been a resounding success. The organization reported that fifteen startups in the innovative fintech, insurtech, and regtech space pitched their pioneering ideas in front of a prestigious audience in Zürich’s Limmat Hall. The… Read More

Bankorus Partners with New Blockchain Accelerator AI Catapult, Part of JD.com

Bankorus (formerly MiCai), a provider of Robo-advisor solutions to wealth management companies and individuals with a combined AUM of $30 billion, is partnering with AI Catapult, the new Blockchain and AI accelerator created by JD.com. JD.com is one of the largest digital commerce platforms in… Read More

NatWest to Launch Four Specialist Fintech Accelerators & Announces Plans to Support 5,000 Entrepreneurs Through Network Program

NatWest announced on Monday it is launching four specialist fintech accelerators based in its Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Manchester hubs. According to NatWest, up to 80 fintech businesses will benefit from Dell EMC’s expertise through regular technology reviews and sales strategy analysis. Entrepreneurs will also be… Read More

Washington, DC: The New Blockchain Hub in 2018

The global blockchain community gathered in Washington DC, the world’s policy and innovation center, on February 20th for the Digital Asset Investment Forum (DAIF) hosted by FinTech4Good. This was the second forum of DAIF global series in the year of 2018, serving as the launch… Read More

Silicon Valley Bank & First Data Welcome Class 7 of Commerce.Innovated Accelerator Program

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data (NYSE: FDC), announced on Wednesday they have selected five startups to participate in Class 7 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator program that was designed to help commerce, payments, and fintech companies grow their businesses. According to the duo, this four-month virtual program provides participants… Read More

Magma Partners Announces $15 Million Fund to Support Latin American Startups; Launches China-Latin America Accelerator

Magma Partners, an early stage venture capital firm with offices in the U.S. and Latin America, announced earlier this week the first close of its second $15M fund to continue supporting the growth of U.S. incorporated startups with technology and sales teams based in Latin… Read More

Fintech Incubator & Accelerator F10 Names Switzerland Banking Group Raiffeisen The Program’s Latest Corporate Member

Switzerland-based incubator and accelerator F10 announced on Monday that co-operative bank Raiffeisen was the newest corporate partner to join its ranks. According to the program, Raiffeisen is Switzerland’s third-largest co-operative bank after UBS and Credit Suisse and it serves 3.7 million customers through its 930 locations… Read More

SXSW Announces 2018 Accelerator Pitch Event Finalists

  South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals announced on Tuesday the finalists for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, to take place March 10th-11th during the Startup & Tech Sectors Track at the Downtown Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. According to the organization, 50 startup finalists… Read More

IBM & Comcast Ventures Back New Blockchain Startup Fund “MState”

This week, IBM and Comcast Ventures announced they have backed new blockchain startup fund, MState. Founded in 2017, MState is described as a growth lab for enterprise blockchain companies with locations in New York City and San Francisco. It will run a six-month program straiten gin… Read More

Update: SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Kuala Lumpur

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator launched first in Hong Kong but it is pushing into other markets bringing its unique brand of combining established and innovative Fintech startups. Earlier this month, SuperCharger celebrated the end of the SuperCharger Kuala Lumpur program as 9 Fintech start-ups from around the… Read More