Apply: New York

Applications for the FinTech Innovation Lab New York are now closed. Sign up to receive email notifications when applications open in 2022 and learn more about what to expect from our program below.

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.

There is no fee to apply. For those companies accepted into the program, the Lab takes a fee in the form of warrant coverage that is significantly below industry-standard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can still apply. However, you must have eligibility to work in the United States and/or obtain visas on your own. The FinTech Innovation Lab will not sponsor visas.

Yes, but you must disclose your affiliation on your application form.

Yes, you can apply to the program even if you have received funding. If you have, please be sure to include details regarding past rounds of financing.

Please note this concern in the “additional information” section at the end of the application along with the name of the firm with which there is a potential conflict. That firm(s) will not have access to your application during the initial review process. However, they will have access to the elevator pitch and basic corporate info (i.e. company name, address, contact).

The FinTech Innovation Lab New York focuses on early and growth-stage companies with at least a beta technology/product, especially those which will benefit from the senior access and relationships at the Lab’s fourteen participating financial institutions. We are also interested in growth stage companies that have a product being deployed outside financial services that are interested in entering the financial services vertical.

Your company’s core team must stay in New York City for the duration of the 12-week program.

No, space is available only during the 12-week program. However, we will assist all FinTech Innovation Lab companies with the process of finding office space in New York City.

There is no fee to apply. For those companies accepted into the program, the FinTech Innovation Lab will take warrants for 0.5% of the fully diluted equity of your company, with a fmv exercise price. If you have raised significant capital already, we may adjust our offer as appropriate.