Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab in London Is Open For Applications!
The FinTech Innovation Lab London is an annual accelerator program run by Accenture in collaboration with the world’s top financial institutions. Going into its tenth year, the London Lab is now accepting applications from early and growth stage companies that have developed cutting edge technology products targeted at the financial services and insurance sectors. The Lab brings together innovators, senior financial services and insurance executives, regulators, investors and many others in order to accelerate the growth and adoption of the innovations brought into the lab.
We run the programme from London in a trusted, collaborative and non-sales environment. Our 12-week mentoring programme is your opportunity to work with potential future customers to test your product market fit, gain unique insights into the banking industry and build strong relationships.
Why Join FIL London 2022?
Provides early and growth-stage enterprise technology companies with unparalleled access to senior executives at the world’s leading financial institutions.
- In-House Advocate
Senior Sponsors at each organisation provide fintechs with deep engagement and help them to build connections with relevant product/business/tech groups.
- Long-Term Support
Ongoing connection to our financial services partners through alumni calls and participation in future programs.
An independent group of mentors lever their experiential knowledge to provide specialist support to each fintech.
Powerful network of relationships with key decision makers in financial services, including access to our entrepreneur network, VCs, alumni, the legal mentors, business mentors and Accenture’s wider ecosystem.
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 entering the financial services vertical.
- Companies with a product/service that is ready to be tested with a large financial institution and a proven track record of successfully integrating with customers.
- There is no fee or equity stake required to apply and/or participate in the London FinTech Innovation Lab.
What Are Our Focus Areas?
Based on feedback from senior executives at participating financial institutions, this year’s Lab is seeking companies leveraging innovative technologies in 4 major areas.
- Enabling a Data-Driven Organization
How might we better organize & leverage data to drive intelligent decision making?
- Delivering on the Promise of Cloud
How might we accelerate the journey to Cloud & drive a cloud-native mentality?
- Embracing Sustainability & Green Finance
How might we better understand climate risk or help customers partake in the transition to more sustainable lifestyles?
- Leveraging the Potential of Embedded Finance
How might we enable non-traditional businesses partake in the Financial Services ecosystem?
Whilst the above themes are the strategic priorities for the FIL in 2022, there will still be consideration given to applications who do not immediately fit into these four themes but present a compelling and innovative solution for Financial Services!
Interested in being a part of the 2022 cohort? Apply now here!
If you have any questions, please do reach out to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.