Run by Accenture
WHAT IS THE FINTECH INNOVATION LAB?
Started in 2012, the Fintech Innovation Lab London is part of a competitive global accelerator programme with hubs in Hong Kong and New York. It offers ambitious startups three months of mentoring, networking and advice, helping them refine and test their value propositions.
How do you secure a space? Apply through the F6S platform. From 300+ applications, 80 are chosen for interviews, and 20 finalists selected to take part in the Lab. It’s free – no fees and no equity taken.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It includes activities, such as workshops, panels and conferences, which connect startups with industry influencers and mentors. It culminates in a Graduation Day – whereby eight startups show how their proposition has evolved during the lab.
The lab immerses startups in a global community of their peers, advisers, experts and decision-makers – also potential clients and investors. Networking among this ecosystem brings insights, feedback from mentors and support from influencers from global financial companies. All of which helps startups fine-tune their propositions and scale faster.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
We want to be in at the start of the next big thing – and find new ways of supporting the financial services industry – and know we can learn from our startups, too. It is great to be part of a global community alongside our partners and alumni, and know that we are helping tech-based businesses to thrive.