About the accelerator

About the Accelerator

An intensive 13-week programme designed to accelerate your startup.

Why you should apply

As well as getting unprecedented access to our network and knowledge base, successful applicants will also gain invaluable insights from some of the smartest minds in the startup and FinTech worlds. For more details please read our FAQs.

Introductions and guidance from key decision makers at Barclays, who are looking for innovative solutions

Mentoring from leading entrepreneurs and FinTech industry experts

Up to $120,000 investment from Techstars (depending on location), as well as other corporate perks

Access to technical expertise in a dynamic and collaborative community working space with cutting-edge resources

The opportunity to pitch your business to the influential tech community

Lifetime membership of the prestigious Techstars alumni community

A number of companies have been through the Accelerator programme, across London and New York. To see the list of current companies, and our alumni, visit our Companies page.


We're a mentor-driven programme with industry experts working closely with our startups to help them accelerate over the course of the programme, and beyond.

Please apply if you have:

A startup with capability in machine learning, lending, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber security, data analytics, payments, cryptocurrency, insurance, wealth management and beyond!

A great team, with business and technical capabilities from anywhere in the world

A commitment to develop your startup and be based full-time at our accelerator sites for the 13 week programme

Explore more

Find out more about Rise, created by Barclays

Demo days

Check out our Accelerator videos

Our companies

Discover the global Accelerator companies


Got a question? Check out our FAQ's