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FinTech is arguably one of the hottest areas in tech right now and we’re excited to be in the thick of it, at our amazing office at Rise NYC. Many disagree on exactly what technology or business model fits in the category of FinTech. To us, if a business can disrupt or innovate a financial services company in any way, we are interested. From payments to lending, security to blockchain, capital markets to data and analytics, the opportunity to partner with a top tier bank like Barclays is incredibly impactful.

But don’t take our word for it, hear it from a few of our founders themselves at our recent Barclays Techstars Accelerator demo day: Liveoak, Chainalysis, Rangeforce and Seeds.

To learn more about the upcoming NYC program, attend one of our information sessions or apply for office hours:

Meet Techstars in Person:

March 10 6:00pm – 8:00pm ET NYC Techstars Second Thursday + Fireside Chat with Empire Startups
March 14 Austin Office Hours at SXSW
March 16 DC Office Hours
March 18 SF Office Hours
March 25 Boston Office Hours
March 29 LA Office Hours
April 8 Montreal Office Hours

Catch us Online:

Virtual Office Hours
March 16 12:00pm ET Webinar Registration
March 30 12:00pm ET Webinar Registration


Jenny Fielding
Managing Director at Techstars, where she leads both the FinTech and Internet of Things Accelerators in NYC. Prior to joining Techstars, Jenny headed up a corporate venture and digital innovation group at BBC Worldwide where she made strategic investments and led business development deals. @jefielding



  • Chris

    A note to the folk assessing the applications:

    Please keep in mind the importance of security in fintech!

    There is a global meltdown as hackers overrun almost everything, and the NY Fed’s near $billion dollar hack was nothing exceptional. It’s just the latest in a long line of other $billion dollar heists, none of which are being prevented because nobody’s figured out security properly.

    Security is the hottest topic in the entire online world right now; and remember that it underpins everything we do, and amounts to $trillions in worldwide spending annually.

    Some of your applicants have solutions. Help them to help everyone else.