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Barclays Accelerator - New York

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Start-Ups
For Business Advancement at New York Accelerator Program

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Barclays and Techstars

Deadline Date:

09/27/20

Description:

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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International start-up companies for participation in a business accelerator program located in New York City. The opportunity is intended to help businesses advance and develop. Applications will be accepted from technology start-ups that demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field of financial services.

From cyber security and artificial intelligence through to wealth management, investment banking, big data and cryptocurrency - any area of FinTech will be considered.

Program benefits include:

  • Introductions and guidance from key decision-makers at Barclays, who are looking for innovative solutions
  • Mentoring from leading entrepreneurs and FinTech industry experts
  • Up to $120,000 investment from Techstars (depending on location), as well as other corporate perks
  • Access to technical expertise in a dynamic and collaborative community working space with cutting-edge resources
  • The opportunity to pitch a business to the influential tech community
  • Lifetime membership of the prestigious Techstars alumni community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181491

Number of Grants:

10

Estimated Size of Grant:

Barclays will provide tools, equipment, and facilities – plus support for startups to get their products or services to market.

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 applicants unparalleled advice with networking, marketing, PR, pitching and more - helping the start-ups accelerate their company's development.

Term of Contract:

13-week program (September - December)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Barclays is looking for technology-focused start-ups with a passion for innovation, lots of creativity, and who share its revolutionary vision. The program is open to businesses across all aspects of financial services.

Applicants should apply that are:
- A startup with capability in machine learning, lending, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber security, data analytics, payments, cryptocurrency, insurance, wealth management, etc.
- A great team, with business and technical capabilities from anywhere in the world
- A commitment to develop the start-up and be based full-time at the accelerator site for the 13 week program

Anyone from anywhere can apply. Accepted applicants will need to have a legal right to be in the US. Techstars may be able to provide working visas for successful companies for the duration of the program. If this isn't possible, staff can put applicants in touch with agencies and services that can help with visas and immigration, but only upon acceptance into the program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Due to COVID-19, there will be virtual office hours for FinTech founders. View the schedule and sign up by filling out the form found at https://barclaysaccelerator.typeform.com/to/pOdytq?campaign=barclayswebsite.

Selected teams will be contacted with a specific location and time.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
Feb 17th, 2020 - Applications Open
September 27, 2020 - Applications Deadline
January 25, 2021 - Accelerator Starts
April 22, 2021 - Demo Day

The application process begins online, with an application form where applicants can tell staff about their team, product, and the market they are in. The questions are geared to understand both the business and the founders. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews that can take place in person or remotely.

Applications typically open six times a year for 12 weeks. After applications close, applications will be reviewed for about seven weeks. The goal is to notify the final group of companies being accepted within eight weeks from the application closing date.

More information: https://home.barclays/who-we-are/innovation/barclays-accelerator/

About the Accelerator: https://home.barclays/who-we-are/innovation/barclays-accelerator/about-the-accelerator/

Barclays FAQs: https://home.barclays/who-we-are/innovation/barclays-accelerator/about-the-accelerator/faqs/

To access recordings of past AMAs, please use the links below:
Introduction: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ts_barclays_nyc_1/register
Founder Experience: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ts_barclays_nyc_2/register
Startup Growth in Uncertain Times: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ts_barclays_nyc_3/register

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.f6s.com/barclaysnewyorkaccelerator-2020/apply

For questions about the program or the application, please contact the Barclays Accelerator team at accelerator@barclays.com.

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Barclays Accelerator
6th Floor
43 West 23rd Street
New York, 10010
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