Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall fundraising - acceleration programs and competitions

In the fall new editions of acceleration programs and competitions arise. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply to the ones that suit best your startup. Check out the list we prepare for you in October!



FinTech Innovation Lab

The FinTech Innovation Lab London is an annual accelerator program run by Accenture in collaboration with the world’s top financial institutions. Now in its fifth year, the European chapter, the London Lab accepts applications from across the globe from early and growth stage companies that have developed cutting edge technology products targeted at the financial services and insurance sectors. This year FinTech Innovation Lab has introduced an Insurance (InsurTech) track into the programme.
Through a competitive process, 16 companies, across 4 tracks (Insurance, Retail banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Tech4Tech) will be selected to enter the Lab. Held in a trusted, collaborative and non-sales environment, this innovative 12-week mentoring programme is your opportunity to work with potential future customers and perfect your propositions, gain unique insights into the banking industry and build strong relationships.

Location: London, UK
Closing date: October 09, 2016


BDL Accelerate 2016 Startup Competition
BDL Accelerate is one of the Mediterranean's biggest and most influential conference, attracting over 10,000 attendees from around the world. Last year, over 500 Million US$ of early stage VCs from the USA, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, & Africa participated in BDL Accelerate.
The BDL Accelerate Startup Competition puts the world's best early stage startups in front of industry leaders and veteran investors / VCs. BDL Accelerate will review and select the best 100 startups to compete on stage on November 3, 4, 5 2016 in Beirut.

Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Closing date: October 10, 2016


Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Tech 2016
With over 14 global programs across 10 themes, Startupbootcamp has earned itself a top spot in the Europe markets. The program in Barcelona specializes in Internet of Things and Smart Data.
The program lasts 3 months in Barcelona with over 300 mentor meetings, trainings and workshops. The teams have the opportunity to meet with key investors and press over an informal feedback session, before the final Demo Day at the 4YFN stage of the Mobile World Congress.

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Closing date: October 10, 2016


Mastercard Start Path Global

Start Path Global is MasterCard's worldwide programme for innovative later stage startups from across the globe.
Since 2014, this six-month virtual programme, has been working with an ever growing portfolio of later stage startups with unique solutions across fintech and commerce.

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Closing date: October 11, 2016


Start Alliance Berlin November 2016
This program helps startups from the cities Paris, Tel Aviv, Shanghai and New York city to expand their business to Berlin, Germany. So it targets startups who already have a product ready, and who have short term plans for extending and entering the German/European market.

Startups get free office space in one of its partner coworking places for the duration of the program to test the Berlin market and build a network of partners. Further support is given by connecting startups with meaningful industry partners, universities, by providing location service, financing service and talent service.

Location: Berlin, Germany
Closing date: October 12, 2016


Fashion Technology Accelerator Fall 2016

FTA Milan is a management Consulting firm that offers a business acceleration program aimed exclusively at young enterprises operating in the intersection between fashion and technology.

FTA boasts a network possessing exclusive expertise in Technology, Management, Fashion, and Investments in a 6 months acceleration to support the selected companies to grow and become leading players on the market.

Location: Milan, Italy
Closing date: October 15, 2016


Barclays Techstars Accelerator - London

The Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars is a three month intensive startup accelerator operated by Techstars in partnership with Barclays, focused on financial technology innovation and disruptive solutions. Ten companies will be selected and mentors will be engaged from the Techstars network and from Barclays.

Location: London, UK
Closing date: October 15, 2016


Accenture HealthTech Innov. Challenge
The challenge from Accenture’s Life Sciences and Health practices brings together early stage innovative startups with many of the largest life sciences companies and healthcare providers to tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges including access, affordability and transparency.
The final companies selected will be invited to the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco in January 2017 to pitch to an exclusive panel of judges that includes representatives from Amerisource Bergen, Merck, Novartis, Shire, and UBC. The winners will gain direct access to the leading companies in their target customer or therapeutic sector, while industry leaders gain exposure to fully vetted, cutting-edge technologies as they evolve.

Location: London, UK
Closing date: October 21, 2016


Pi Labs Accelerator
Property Innovation Labs (Pi Labs) is a 13-week intensive mentor led programme that accelerates the growth of exciting property start-ups. The programme culminates in a series of investor events where a carefully selected group of angel investors, VCs and Private Equity groups will be present.

Location: London, UK
Closing date: November 04, 2016