The FinTech Innovation Lab is a highly competitive 12-week program that helps early-to growth-stage startup companies refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms.

Selected companies receive:

  • Mentoring from leading firms and VCs, as well as the Lab’s Entrepreneurs Network and Industry Advisors.
  • Insights from senior figures and user groups in the financial sector – covering product feedback and potential deployment of proofs-of-concept.
  • Weekly workshops and panel discussions on wide ranging topics from procurement and technology architecture to bank regulation and industry trends.
  • Workspace, if your company chooses

The program culminates in a Demo Day where companies showcase their technology to financial service executives, investors and journalists.

If selected, at least two members of the company must reside in the city of the FinTech Innovation Lab program they have chosen for the duration of the program.

Originally developed and launched in New York City by The Partnership Fund for New York and Accenture, the FinTech Innovation Lab now operates in the following areas:

  • Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
  • London
  • New York




Partnership Fund for New York

The Partnership Fund for New York City ‒ formerly the New York City Investment Fund ‒ is the vision of Henry R. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., who serves as its Founding Chairman. The Partnership Fund has raised over $110 million to mobilize the city’s world financial and business leaders to help build a stronger and more diversified local economy. It has built a network of top experts from the investment and corporate communities who help identify and support New York City’s most promising entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

The Fund is governed by a Board of Directors co-chaired by Charles “Chip” Kaye, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Warburg Pincus LLC and Tarek Sherif, Chairman & CEO of Medidata Solutions. The Partnership Fund is an affiliate of the Partnership for New York City, an organization of the leaders of New York City’s top corporate, investment, and entrepreneurial firms. They work in partnership with city and state government officials, labor groups, and the nonprofit sector to promote the interest of the city and its neighborhoods. The Partnership carries out research, policy formulation, and issue advocacy at the city, state, and federal levels, leveraging the resources and expertise of its CEO and Corporate partners.


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