Every year a select group of companies are handpicked to receive the exceptional support, advice and connections of the FinTech Innovation Lab London.
Fast track your concept and convert it into a strong, commercially viable proposition that has been tried and tested in one of the most demanding industries. As one of the successful applicants you’ll benefit from:
- Mentoring from some of the industry’s leading firms and senior financial services executives
- Insider knowledge and direct feedback from your target user groups
- Strategy development and pitch coaching from senior Accenture executives
- Workshops and panel discussions on topics such as procurement, regulation and industry trends
- A central London workspace in the financial district for your leadership throughout the programme
- PR opportunities to raise your profile
Of course, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of the programme. So it’s essential your core management (Founder/CTO/CEO etc) can commit to the following dates:
Before the programme
As a successful short-listed applicant, you must attend the following in London:
- A 1 hour session in November 2015, ‘pitch day’, where you’ll meet with key financial services executives to discuss your business
During the programme
The FinTech Innovation Lab provides startups with a market differentiating accelerator programme, in which senior execs from financial services institutions and investors help early-stage companies develop in a unique 12-week mentorship programme. Through a series of interview days, 15 finalists will be selected and split into 3 streams – Corporate & IB, Tech and Retail – based in our physical office space.
Throughout the 12-week programme, all attendees must commit two members of their leadership team to work 3-4 days per week in our shared workspace where they will attend a host of events and workshops run by Accenture and partner banks in a non-sales environment, aimed at forging relationships and mentoring.
Applicants to the programme range in maturity, but are typically asked to have a minimum viable product to showcase. The overall aim is to connect financial services institutions and technology startups, allowing them to collaborate, thereby accelerating the adoption of fintech and driving innovation within the financial services sector.