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Today we open applications for the New York Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, and I’m thrilled to be leading the program as Managing Director. In partnership with Techstars, Barclays is making a significant contribution to the further development of the New York City FinTech ecosystem with plans to activate its international banking network to help participating start-ups succeed.

My personal journey includes several years at a large multi-national bank where I spent nights and weekends toiling away on my own start-up. And when it came time to execute on the vision, my banking network (colleagues, clients etc.) supported me by providing funding and distribution opportunities. As such, partnering with a forward thinking financial institution like Barclays, has particular significance to me.

FinTech founders interested in 3 awesome months of mentorship in New York, the opportunity to interact with Barclays and up to $120k in funding from Techstars should apply by May 10, 2015. We’re looking for a diverse group of innovative companies working at the intersection of finance and technology including: payment solutions, applications and lending, digital banking solutions, currency products, securities trading platforms, machine learning, cyber security, data and analytics amongst other topics.

For more information please visit the Barclays Accelerator website. To see videos and news of what it’s like participating in our Barclays Accelerators, visit our dedicated blog.

Jenny Fielding, Managing Director

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Jenny Fielding
Managing Director of Techstars New York. 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