Barclays opens applications for its Accelerator

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Barclays and Techstars, a global accelerator programme, have opened up applications for the third class of Barclays FinTech Accelerator.

The programme is based in London and will give another 10 FinTech businesses the opportunity to influence the future of finance businesses.

The accelerator will consist of an intensive 13-week programme that will support start-ups as they begin to grow.

It runs on from the previous two programmes that were run in London, the most recent of which saw seven out of the ten companies sign an agreement with Barclays.

A twin programme is also currently running in New York.

The applications opened this week and will run all the way until 11th October, 2015, with the programme beginning at the end of January 2016.

Techstars will provide $100,000 to help the start-ups develop their businesses. The companies will also receive mentorship from experts in the industry and will be based at The Escalator, near London’s Tech City.

The programme will culminate in a Public Demo Day in London in April 2016.

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