Startupbootcamp FinTech, the global accelerator program dedicated to scaling financial innovation, has announced today its expansion to the Latin American market through a strategic partnership with Finnovista.
Following the success of programs in London, Amsterdam, New York, Singapore and Mumbai, Startupbootcamp FinTech aims to accelerate Latin American startups by providing them with funding and mechanisms to grow through mentoring, access to corporate partners and clients, and taking advantage of Mexico City as a regional hub. The application process is now open for Latin American startups to take part in the world’s most prestigious FinTech accelerator program.
The accelerator program
Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico City has the support and involvement of global and regional leaders in financial services including VISA, Gentera, BanRegio, EY and White & Case. The program will support 10 FinTech startups, taking them to the next level through an intensive program that will enrich their projects. The program will provide funding, direct access to key players in the regional financial services industry, specialized mentoring, free office space in Mexico City, and access to a global network of investors and VCs, among other benefits. The main objective is to help these startups implement a successful strategy and prepare to scale.
The program will be led by the Fintech experts Nektarios Liolios, co-founder of Startupbootcamp FinTech, Fermín Bueno and Andrés Fontao, both co-founders of Finnovista. Eduardo Morelos, who has a strong track record in startup acceleration, will serve as program director.
Between March and May 2017 a tour of events called ‘FastTrack Days’ will take place to educate promising FinTech startups firsthand about the program. These events will happen in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogotá, Medellín, Quito, Lima, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, as well as Miami and Madrid. The program begins July 3, 2017. with the ten selected teams.
The application process for Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico City is now open.
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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, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Singapore and New York, its partners include Rabobank, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, 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 16 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, London, Miami, Mumbai, New York City and Singapore, and a mentor and alumni network in more than 30 countries. To date, more than 370 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp globally which have raised over €200 million in investment. For more information visit: http://www.startupbootcamp.org
Finnovista is an impact organisation that promotes FinTech ecosystems in Latin America and Europe throughout a variety of activities and collaborative networks, such as events, workshops, hackathons and startup competitions. Finnovista also designs and implements accelerator and scaling programs for FinTech startups. Finnovista’s mission is the acceleration of FinTech entrepreneurship, building bridges between startups and financial institutions and facilitating the transformation of advanced financial services and the elimination of financial exclusion. For more information visit: http://www.finnovista.com/