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Start-ups ProxToMe and Uniken join Wells Fargo’s accelerator programme

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Wells Fargo has selected two new companies – ProxToMe and Uniken – to join its Wells Fargo Start-up Accelerator.

Ten start-ups power up for FIS fintech accelerator

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FIS and the Arkansas-based entrepreneur support organisation Venture Center have revealed the ten start-ups for their 2017 VC Fintech Accelerator, now in its second year. The 2017 programme received 295 applications from across the US and 39 other countries. The selected companies (all American, bar one) will participate in a 12-week programme designed to accelerate […]

KeyBank and JP Morgan Chase backing Ohio fintech accelerator

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KeyBank, Fifth Third Bank and JP Morgan Chase are funding and backing a new Ohio-based accelerator, Fintech71 – a nod to the cross-state highway I-71 connecting Ohio via its three largest cities, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The accelerator will focus on growing entrepreneurial activity in Ohio and offer mentor and partnership options. Finalist teams will […]

Societe Generale calls for Indian fintech start-ups

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Societe Generale is calling for Indian start-ups with the launch of Catalyst 2.0 – its accelerator programme to promote innovation. This is its second edition, and Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC), an innovation hub of the banking group in India, will run Catalyst 2.0 from May to August 2017. During the ten-week programme, […]

Report: accelerators speed up UK fintech growth

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We’re travelling at the speed of light, that’s why we’re on a news site. The UK’s fintech scene is chock-full of sweet accelerators and incubators – powering the industry ever onwards. In their 76-page report, “Business incubators and accelerators: the national picture”, the UK Government and innovation foundation Nesta paint a pleasant portrait of energy […]

Dubai International Financial Centre calls for fintech start-ups

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is seeking applications for its FinTech Hive at DIFC accelerator programme. The 12-week programme is designed to help early and growth-stage firms accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to financial institution executives. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to develop, test and modify their innovations in collaboration […]

Bank of England teams with Ripple for cross-border payments

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The Bank of England’s (BoE) fintech accelerator has teamed with Ripple for a cross-border payments proof of concept (PoC). As Banking Technology reported last year, the accelerator was set up to harness innovation for central banking. In this latest development, the PoC with Ripple is intended to demonstrate the synchronised movement of two different currencies […]

Yes Fintech accelerator unveils 12 finalists

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Yes Fintech, the accelerator programme of India’s Yes Bank, has unveiled its 12 finalists.

Poland’s mBank to invest €50m in fintech start-ups

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Poland-based mBank will set up the “first” fund in Central and Eastern Europe that will specialise in developing and selling new technologies. The Polish bank says it has an ambition to influence digital transformation in the banking sector and its mAccelerator project will provide €50 million in investment to start-ups. mBank CEO Cezary Stypułkowski says […]

Bangkok Bank and Nest unveil fintech start-up programme

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Bangkok Bank has launched its fintech accelerator programme, Bangkok Bank InnoHub, in partnership with venture capital firm Nest. The 12-week programme will take place in the bank’s home market and will cater for eight early-stage companies. Nest has run similar programmes with corporates in Hong Kong, Singapore and Nairobi in Kenya. Bangkok Bank president Chartsiri […]

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