By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
The Partnership for New York City Fund and Accenture (NYSE:CAN) have announced the search for top financial technology innovators who will work with global financial institutions to bring their ideas to market in the nation’s financial capital.
The FinTech Innovation Lab is entering its third year of operation. Since 2010, it has provided a dozen technology entrepreneurs with mentoring and access to more than 30 leading bank CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, venture capitalists and technology luminaries. The six companies in last year’s program deployed 20 proofs-of-concept at participating financial institutions. Winning companies will be part of the FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology innovators accelerate product development and gain exposure to top-level financial industry executives. Applications are available at www.fintechinnovationlab.com and are due by December 19, 2012.
In September, Accenture launched the affiliated FinTech Innovation Lab London, which is modeled on the successful New York program. It is supported by many of the same financial institutions – with the addition of HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, and others – and by the Mayor of London and other civic bodies. Entrepreneurs that are chosen to participate in either the New York or London Lab may gain access to supporting financial institutions in both cities.