New Fintech accelerator emerges in London as Techstars partners with Barclays

Techstars now operates two accelerator programs in London thanks to a new partnership between between Barclays and Techstars. Though based in London’s Mile End, near “Tech City”, startups who meet the program’s fintech remit can apply from anywhere in the world.

Following last year’s launch of FinTech Innovation Lab, a new fintech accelerator has emerged in London, courtesy of a partnership between Barclays and Techstars. Similar to previous programs run on behalf of Nike and Microsoft in the U.S., the Barclays Acceleratoris a three month bootcamp-style programme, “powered by Techstars”, but specifically targeting fintech startups — a first for the international accelerator.

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