The Programme

Every year a select group of companies are handpicked to receive the exceptional support, advice and connections of the FinTech Innovation Lab London.

Fast track your concept and convert it into a strong, commercially viable proposition that has been tried and tested in one of the most demanding industries. As one of the successful applicants you’ll benefit from:

  • Mentoring from some of the industry’s leading firms and senior financial services executives
  • Insider knowledge and direct feedback from your target user groups
  • Strategy development and pitch coaching from senior Accenture executives
  • Workshops and panel discussions on topics such as procurement, regulation and industry trends
  • A central London workspace in the financial district for your leadership throughout the programme
  • PR opportunities to raise your profile

Of course, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of the programme. So it’s essential your core management (Founder/CTO/CEO etc) can commit to the key dates:

Before the programme

  • As a successful short-listed applicant, you will be required to attend a day long pitch and exhibition session, where you will meet with key financial services executives to discuss your business. The session will take place the week commencing 28th November

During the programme

The FinTech Innovation Lab provides startups with a market differentiating accelerator programme, in which senior execs from financial services institutions and investors help early-stage companies develop in a unique 12-week mentorship programme. Through a series of interview days, 15 finalists will be selected and split into 4 streams – Corporate & Investment Banking, Tech, Insurance and Retail Banking – based in our physical office space.

Throughout the 12-week programme, all attendees must commit two members of their leadership team to work 3-4 days per week in our shared workspace where they will attend a host of events and workshops run by Accenture and partner banks and insurers in a non-sales environment, aimed at forging relationships and mentoring.

Key Dates

Open for Applications: 1st September 2016

Applications close: 9th October 2016

Pitch week: 28th November- 2nd December 2016

Lab begins: 2nd January 2017

Lab ends and Graduation day: 30th March 2017
*These are planned dates and may be subject to change

Applicants to the programme range in maturity, but are typically asked to have a minimum viable product to showcase. The overall aim is to connect financial services institutions and innovative startups, allowing them to collaborate, thereby accelerating the adoption of fintech and insurtech while also driving innovation within the financial services sector.