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Techstars is excited to announce the expansion of our partnership with Barclays with two new accelerator programs in Cape Town, South Africa, and Tel Aviv, Israel, focused on the FinTech market. This brings the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars’ programs to four, across four continents, including existing programs in London and New York.

In partnership with Techstars, Barclays is actively embracing the expertise in the global startup ecosystem to help bring innovate technologies to the future of financial services. The Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars programs in Cape Town and Tel Aviv will provide 20 companies focused on FinTech and cyber security innovation with the opportunity to participate in Techstars’ three month, intensive, mentorship-driven accelerator.

Greg Rogers, previously the Techstars Managing Director (MD) for Barclays Accelerator in London, will now oversee all Barclays Accelerator programs in an Executive Director role. Chris Adelsbach, entrepreneur and FinTech veteran, has taken over management of the London Barclays Accelerator program. Jenny Fielding will continue as the MD for the Barclays Accelerator program in New York. Cape Town and Tel Aviv MDs will be announced soon.

We are excited about this key international expansion and look forward to continuing to grow the global entrepreneurial ecosystem!

Founders and startups from around the world can apply for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, at www.barclaysaccelerator.com.


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David Brown David Brown
David is a founder and co-CEO of Techstars and is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University, Canada.