Foundation / Corporation
Barclays Accelerator and Techstars
Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International technology startups that are working to transform financial services to participate in a 13-week funding and mentorship accelerator program in Tel Aviv, Israel. The funding source is looking for technology-focused start-ups with a passion for innovation, lots of creativity, and who share Barclays Accelerator's revolutionary vision. Barclays Accelerator is open to businesses across all aspects of financial services.
The Barclays Accelerator is looking for great founders with ideas that solve real problems or create meaningful innovations. For Barclays, it’s about the team and because of this, Barclays is less likely to accept single founder companies. The best things you can do to strengthen your application are:
- Round out your team with business, technical, and other necessary skills.
- Make progress on your prototype or product and reference it in the application.
- Demonstrate that you’ve really thought about your business and have actually done something about it.
- Your team must be capable of designing your solution and be ready to launch by the end of the 13-week program. Barclays is looking for impressive teams with an ability to execute.
Barclays will provide tools, equipment, and facilities – plus support for start-ups to get their products or services to market. You will be based in a large, beautifully designed co-working space, so you'll be surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurial people. This will give you an excellent opportunity to build strong working relationships, learn from others' experiences and share your own.
In conjunction with Techstars, Barclays will also provide mentorship from carefully selected business leaders and entrepreneurs to help you develop your business model. These mentors will be able to give you unparalleled advice with networking, marketing, PR, pitching and more - helping you accelerate your company's development.
Some of the mentors will come from Barclays, but the majority will be world-class entrepreneurs and acclaimed business leaders from outside the organization.
Note: Techstars and Barclays will each take a small equity stake in the common stock of each company, with Techstars taking 4% and Barclays 2%.
GrantWatch ID#: 163065
Please apply if you have:
-A startup with capability in machine learning, lending, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber security, data analytics, payments, cryptocurrency, insurance, wealth management and beyond!
-A great team, with business and technical capabilities from anywhere in the world
-A commitment to develop your startup and be based full-time at our accelerator sites for the 13 week programme in Tel Aviv
Anyone from anywhere can apply. If you're accepted, you'll need to have a legal right to be in Israel.
Techstars may be able to provide working visas for successful companies for the duration of the program. If this isn't possible, you can be put in touch with agencies and services that can help you with visas and immigration. Please note that this program can only help once you have been accepted into the program.
- Applications Open: December 4, 2017
- Applications Close: February 25, 2018
- Pre-Mentoring: March 13, 2016
- Program Begins: May 27, 2018
- Demo Day: September 5, 2018
About the Accelerator:
Review the FAQs here:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online here:
If you have any questions about the program or your application, please contact the Techstars team:
Sarah Missen, Director of Partnerships
Madeleine Blyth, Programme Manager
Also feel free to contact the Barclays Accelerator team:
Director, Open Innovation
VP, Open Innovation Programmes
VP, Open Innovation Programmes
The Barclays Accelerator's Tel-Aviv office is located at 54 Ahad Ha’am Street, Tel – Aviv
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