Barclays Accelerator

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Barclays Accelerator
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An exclusive opportunity to build your business

An intensive 13-week programme designed to accelerate your start-up

  • Access to a catalogue of Barclays APIs and data
  • World-class mentorship and coaching from industry experts
  • Introductions to the credible Techstars and Barclays networks
  • Full use of our unique co-working facilities
  • The opportunity to pitch your idea at our prestigious demo day

An extensive package of perks and possibilities

As well as getting unprecedented access to our APIs, data and knowledge base, successful applicants will also gain invaluable insights from some of the smartest minds in the start-up and fintech worlds. For more details please read our FAQ’s.

  • Investment from Techstars
  • Access to Barclays key decision makers
  • Discover how to navigate large firms like Barclays as a service provider
  • Work in a beautifully designed co-working space in some of the world's most vibrant cities
  • See your pitch streamed to Barclays offices worldwide
  • Become part of the Techstars and Barclays alumni network for life

Take the next step on your start-up journey

We're looking for 10 businesses to join our 13-week programme and help us to change the way we think about finance forever.

If you're passionate about digital and have some radical fintech concepts and ideas we want to hear from you – wherever you are in the world.

Completed applications need to be in by 10th May 2015, so gather your team and tell us why you should be one of the 10 teams to join us on this journey.

Apply now

Key dates

Techstars is one of the world's leading accelerators, so be sure to apply! Don't miss out - check the dates and deadlines here:

2nd March 2015

Application process opens

10th May 2015

Application process closes

10th June 2015

Finalists notified

20th July 2015

Barclays Accelerator begins

15th October 2015

Demo day

FAQs

General overview

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chevron iconWill all the mentors come from Barclays?

Application process

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chevron iconDo I need to send in a business plan?

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Funding

chevron iconIs there an equity stake component for participation in the programme?

London Programme

chevron iconWhere is the Barclays Accelerator office?

chevron iconCan I apply if our company or founders are not from the UK? Can you help with visa/immigration issues?

chevron iconWhen are the Demo Days and who will be invited?

chevron iconWhat are the networking and educational opportunities provided during the programme?

You'll 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.

New York Programme

chevron iconWhere is the Barclays Accelerator office?

chevron iconCan I apply if our company or founders are not from the USA? Can you help with visa/immigration issues?

chevron iconWhen are the Demo Days and who will be invited?

chevron iconWhat are the networking and educational opportunities provided during the programme?

You'll be based in a large, beautifully designed co-working space in Manhattan and 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.

Logistics

chevron iconDoes Barclays provide accommodation for participants?

No, you'll need to make your own living arrangements. Techstars can help you to smooth the process.

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Legal

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Techstars

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