New York accelerator

New York

Barclays Accelerator

The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping startups take their businesses to the next level and transform the world

Our 13-week programme provides companies with a wide range of resources. We have an extensive group of mentors hand-picked from some of the world's leading talent, including influential Barclays executives and the powerful Techstars global network. And it’s all happening in the heart of NYC.

We're looking for a diverse group of companies who are pushing innovation across the financial services industry. From cyber security and artificial intelligence through to wealth management, investment banking, big data and cryptocurrency - any area of FinTech will be considered.

We are coming to several cities and will be hosting 1:1 meetings with founders. If you want to meet us, please fill out this form. We will reach out to the selected teams with a specific location and time.


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.

Programme milestones

If you're working on something that can transform financial services, anywhere in the world, we'd love to hear from you.

Applications open

Applications deadline

Programme begins

Demo Day

17th February 2020    

10th May 2020

14th September 2020

10th December 2020

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