New York, 21 January 2016 – Startupbootcamp FinTech New York, the leading global FinTech accelerator, today announced new partnerships with Deutsche Bank, Route 66 Ventures and WilmerHale, further expanding the participation in its FinTech Accelerator program. The New York FinTech program welcomes them on board to provide expertise, exposure channels, APIs and access to a network of industry professionals, that most early-stage FinTech startups would not otherwise be able to access.
Startupbootcamp launched its New York FinTech Accelerator program in November 2015 and is now proud to announce that the brand new Grind West space, powered by Verizon will serve as its New York base. The program is in progress, inviting global startups from across financial technology to apply. Since its launch, Startupbootcamp FinTech has scheduled events at CUBO in Sao Paulo, MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, CME Group in Chicago and Fidelity Labs in Boston, in its search to find the next greatest early-stage ventures in FinTech. Applications for the New York Accelerator program are still open here.
“As we continue the expansion of our Startupbootcamp FinTech program, the addition of partners in New York and the confirmation of our New York office space, further cements the program as an important initiative to harbour great innovations of the future. We are extremely excited to have partnerships with firms from across the financial industry from leading financial institutions to investors to law firms, and with Deutsche Bank, Route 66 Ventures and WilmerHale also involved, the possibilities for innovation and success are exponential,” said Jesse Podell, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp FinTech New York.
The program will provide startups with the unique opportunity to work together with the new program partners – Deutsche Bank, Route 66 Ventures and WilmerHale – as well as other financial institutions including Rabobank, MasterCard, Thomson Reuters and Santander, and leading financial services industry experts from the Startupbootcamp global network.
“Route 66 Ventures focuses on investing in people and ideas around the world that are improving financial services by changing the outdated paradigms existing within the greater financial services industry. Startupbootcamp FinTech New York and the commitment from their partners and mentors will help the ongoing step-change happening in this space to better deliver, as well as create, new products and services for customers globally. This will allow businesses to operate more efficiently and better serve their customer base, which in turn, will allow individuals to build better lives,” said Ben Britt, General Partner at Route 66 Ventures.
Startupbootcamp FinTech New York will also provide mentorship, office space and access to funding and a network of industry partners, investors and venture capital firms for up to 10 selected global FinTech startups. Each successful team will also receive a $20,000 grant and office space for at least three months in New York.
Interested startups can apply for Startupbootcamp FinTech New York Accelerator Program here
Applications will remain open until midnight, February 14, 2016.
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About Startupbootcamp FinTech
Launched in 2014, Startupbootcamp FinTech is the leading global FinTech accelerator, and the only program of its kind to attract such wide industry support. Based in London, Singapore and New York, its partners include Rabobank, MasterCard, Thomson Reuters, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group, Arvato Financial Services, Route 66 Ventures and Intesa Sanpaolo, as well as an extensive mentor and alumni network from more than 30 countries across the globe. The award-winning accelerator offers FinTech startups access to world class industry expertise during an intensive three month programme. At the end of the programme, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 150 investors.
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global startup accelerator network with 12 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Istanbul, London, Miami and Singapore, and a mentor and alumni network in more than 30 countries. To date, more than 300 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp globally which have raised over €100 million in investment. For more information visit: http://www.startupbootcamp.org
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
About Route 66 Ventures
Route 66 Ventures is a private investment firm focused on helping entrepreneurs shape the financial services landscape of tomorrow by providing Venture Capital and Credit solutions to emerging financial technology and services companies. Route 66’s Venture Capital team invests globally in early and growth stage disruptors, incumbents and service providers throughout various sectors in the financial services ecosystem. Route 66’s Credit team seeks to fund alternative lending platforms and business models with balance sheet needs by purchasing whole loans or providing secured debt facilities. Visit the firm online at www.route66ventures.com to learn more.
WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of emerging companies. They have helped thousands of entrepreneurs successfully launch their companies; raise billions in angel, venture and strategic financing; and take their companies to sale, IPO and beyond. Their FinTech clients benefit from ready access market – leading practices in financial regulation, data security, intellectual property, licensing, labor andemployment, litigation and tax. For more information, please visit https://launch.wilmerhale.com/.
Grind is a members-only professional platform offering coworking spaces and facilitating collaborative communities designed to fuel “the future of work” Grind’s membership of entrepreneurs, consultants, freelancers and creatives share advice, collaborate on projects, and tap into each other’s expertise.