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“You have to, to serve these markets, re-imagine how money can be managed and moved because there’s going to be more change in the next five years in financial services than happened in the past 30.”

-Dan Schulman, CEO PayPal

Applications are now open to join the Barclays Tel Aviv Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The program will start March 31, 2019 and end with a Demo Day on July 2, 2019. Applications close December 16, 2018. You can start your application now, and keep reading for more information about meeting us and hearing from alumni founders!

Fintech is on the Rise

The demand for innovative Fintech solutions and investments in this field are increasing every year. The world of capital markets and banking is evolving thanks to innovative Fintech developments, and experts predict this will only continue to grow in the coming years. According to Innovate Finance, China had $7.7 billion in Fintech investments, the US had $6.2 billion, and the UK had $783 million.

The Barclays Accelerator: Who Is It For?

Techstars has partnered with Barclays to create an accelerator ideal for passionate entrepreneurs with a knack for tackling difficult challenges and going after impressive opportunities.  The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is looking for FinTech startups working on blockchain, open banking, risk management, payments, cyber security, AI, machine learning, or big data.

Priceless Benefits

Participants benefit from access to a global network of entrepreneurs, successful and inspiring mentors, and access to investors and potential corporate partners. The Barclays Accelerator is held in Tel Aviv, the heart of the Startup Nation. It is one of the best places to build a startup, network with fellow founders and experts, and learn from the best and brightest mentors as you grow and develop the skills you need for long-term success.  

Techstars’ Global Track Record

Techstars’ network helps entrepreneurs in 150+ countries and features over 10,000 mentors, 300,000 alumni, and 4000 events. Over 1500 companies have participated in Techstars accelerators, and 90% of them are still active or acquired with total funding of $5.8 billion and a market cap of over $16.1 billion.

What Founders say About Their Experience

Founders appreciate and value our work. Here is what some are saying about our program:

“We love Techstars! Really. This program gave us so much – an amazing support team,

great content, smart people, a wonderful network of companies and founders that we feel so close to, and most importantly – a boost to help us grow the company.

We could not be happier to have chosen this path – and look forward to ringing the Nasdaq bell together!” – Ben Fried, CEO Cred

“Techstars has been a great experience for our founding team and we are looking forward to being part of the network for life.” – Melissa Koch, CEO InFront Compliance

“The program is a worldwide quality accelerator! it improve our business to the next level.” – Christian Torres, CEO Kriptos

“Techstars really helped us create a super relevant network for our business within three months.” – Yaacov Goldenhersh, CEO LiST

“The entire StremX team is grateful for this amazing opportunity and we truly believe that this program help us move forward in our dreams of creating a successful startup!” – Itai Cohen, CEO StremX

Meet the Team

Myself, Hilla Ovil Brenner, the Managing Director here in Tel Aviv and Franka Godina the accelerator’s Program Manager that leaves no problem unsolved, are excited to meet you. We are holding office hours in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Munich, Singapore, Tallinn, Oakland and remotely through Google Hangouts. If you’d like to meet with us, please check out the date and times below, and fill out this meeting request form.

  • Remote on Hangouts – October through December
  • Sardegna: 11th-12th of October
  • Oakland: 22nd-24th of October
  • Singapore: 12th-16th of November
  • Tallinn: 20th-23rd of November
  • Berlin, Munich, Vienna: late November, early December

Ready to apply? Get started now. Applications close December 16th! If you have any questions, take 14 minutes to listen to my webinar about the program.


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Hilla Brenner Hilla Brenner
Managing Director of Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv