140 FinTech Investments: The Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars

Applications are now open for the fifth Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars in New York.

Over the last 6 years, Techstars and Barclays have become two of the most active FinTech investors in the World.

So what’s behind the success? Because let’s be honest… FinTech is really (really) hard.

The program creates an unfair advantage by marrying the banking expertise and unparalleled distribution of Barclays with Techstars’ proven track record of accelerating technology companies.

Now, this program is not for the faint hearted. You have to be tenacious, resilient and – most importantly – you have to be pushing the known boundaries in capital markets, consumer banking, insurtech, risk management, payments/credit, lending, regtech, credit solutions, blockchain, and more.

Starting in March, we’ll be hosting a series of webinars, office hours, and AMA sessions. These will help you to get to know the community and provide information on Techstars’ approach to entrepreneurship.

Do you have questions about the program and what we look for?

Register for an upcoming interactive webinar & AMA session to learn more:

Request office hours if you want to meet us one-on-one to receive mentoring and advice on your startup, business model, and product.  If we’re not coming to a city near you, you can always select a virtual meeting when applying.

Open Office Hours:

  • Vancouver, Canada | March 12
  • Boston, USA | March 20
  • Toronto, Canada | March 25
  • Washington, DC, USA | March 28
  • New York, USA | April 2
  • Chicago, USA | April 17
  • Atlanta, USA | April 24
  • New York, USA | April 30
  • London, UK | May 1
  • Tel Aviv, IL | May 6
  • San Francisco | May 10
  • Virtual Meetings | Anytime!

We’ve also designated specific dates dedicated to office hours for founders from underrepresented groups (women, people of color, veterans, founders over age 50, LGBTQ, etc.). If you’re an underrepresented founder, we’d love to hear from you! You can request virtual or NYC-based office hours with us on March 22nd or April 16th.