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There is never a dull moment in FinTech these days, and applications opened this week for our second cohort of Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. We are extremely proud of our alumni and are eager to get going again.

Our first cohort saw startups come from Canada, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and South Africa, along with a diverse range of British and international founders making up companies in the UK. They tackled issues all across financial services, ranging from credit scoring to crowdfunding mortgages to opportunities addressing the unbanked.

With application doors flying open again, we are looking at all aspects of financial technologies – payments, security & authentication, cryptocurrency, insurance, wealth management, and beyond.

We will be organising and attending a number of events over the next month, so please do come join us if you will be near one of the following:

November 11: Recruiting Tour in NYC

November 12-13: 1-on-1 Office Hours in NYC

November 20: FinTech Forum DACH in Frankfurt

November 21: CEE FinTechMatch in Budapest

December 1: Recruiting Tour in London

As we have not managed to clone ourselves yet, we will also schedule office hours on Google Hangout to reach the rest of the world. We’ll announce those on our FinTech blog. You can additionally see weekly videos produced throughout the program, offering a behind-the-scenes look at what founders were going through.

If you want to work with a world leading bank and be among the unparalleled network that is Techstars, we would love to hear from you.


Apply by January 9th, 2015. You can start working on your application now, and make sure you submit before the deadline. Applications now open here.

Jess Williamson
Jess Williamson is the Global Program Director for Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars, which now runs fintech programs across London, New York, Tel Aviv and Cape Town. Previously, Jess was the co-founder of StartupCafe, and involved in product launches for startups TenBu Technologies (nio) & PWB Health. @JessInBlue



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