About

From New York to London to Hong Kong, the FinTech Innovation Lab is a highly competitive program that helps early- to growth-stage companies who are redefining the fintech industry grow their business with support from the world's top financial service firms.

Alumni Companies

270

Jobs Created

2.9K

Capital Raised

$2.7B

Key Program Benefits

Mentorship

Get matched with the best mentors from premier financial institutions from around the globe who provide you with hands-on support to validate value propositions and test product-market fit, all while providing coveted insights into the banking and insurance industries.

Acceleration

Through workshops, mini-conferences, and direct access to industry experts, companies at the early- and growth-stages gain the unique competitive advantage needed to scale their business—fast. FinTech Lab graduates are guaranteed to take their product to the next level, often securing enterprise partnerships and investors within our network.

Connection

By participating in the FinTech Innovation Lab, you will have life-long access and connections to the best fintech global ecosystem: a network of the world’s top financial service leaders, mentors, entrepreneurs and alumni companies who are contributing to cutting-edge economic development through innovative technologies and solutions.

What to Expect

Senior executives from our partner financial institutions are actively involved in the selection of each cohort. Companies are accepted into the program because major financial institutions are interested in their product, and prepared to dedicate resources and time to mentorship.

For the duration of the program, you will be immersed in a global community of mentors, experts and entrepreneurs—also potential clients and investors—who will help you refine and test your value propositions, and provide critical product feedback to help you better understand your customers and scale faster.

You will have the unique opportunity to meet directly with senior business leaders and investors, plus gain access to workshops and panel discussions on wide-ranging topics that will help you position your business for future success.

The program culminates at Demo Day, your chance to showcase how much progress you’ve made, demo your product to financial institution executives and investors, gain coveted exposure in the industry, and expand your network.

It doesn't end at Demo Day! We provide ongoing opportunities to connect with major financial institutions and insurance companies at Lab events and targeted pitch sessions post program.

Who Should Apply

Early- and growth-stage technology companies with innovative solutions for financial institutions and insurance companies.

Non-fintech, growth-stage companies interested in serving financial services and insurance clients

Companies interested in collaborating with the Lab’s financial institution partners. Historically, companies in the Lab have ranged in stage from Seed to Series B.

This program has given us access to some of the world’s largest financial institutions and helped refine our key messaging.

Shahar Rabin CEO & Co-founder of Capitalise.ai
2020 - Asia Pacific

Applying to the Lab is a no-brainer. This is where fintechs and insurtechs come when they are ready for guidance from senior bank and insurance executives to unlock their market potential.

Frida Polli Co-founder and CEO of Pymetrics
2014 - New York

We've been able to carry out 12 months worth of market validation & proposition refinement in 12 weeks. If that’s not acceleration I don’t know what is.

Olly Bets CEO of OpenWrks
2019 - London

Zero equity and access to all the top-tier financial institutions in the world offered by one of the best accelerators in the world. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we heard about it.

Terence Goh Co-founder & CEO of BAM Fintech
2019 - Asia Pacific

The candid feedback we received from global banking executives who've made the Lab part of their R&D strategy has helped us scale our solutions in the world’s most competitive market.

Hicham Oudghiri Co-founder and CEO of Enigma
2014 - New York

The Lab gave us access to the decision-makers we were struggling to reach in the banks, and we evaluated our software with the very people we wanted to target.

Alastair Paterson Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Shadows
2017 - London

FinTech Innovation Lab Co-Founders

The Partnership Fund for New York City is the $170M investment arm of the Partnership for New York City, New York’s leading business organization. The Fund’s mission is to engage the City’s business leaders to identify and invest in innovative New York City-based entrepreneurs—in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors—to create jobs, spur new business, and expand opportunities that enable all to participate in the City’s economy. As an “evergreen” fund, realized gains are continuously reinvested.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.