Accenture puts out call for early stage FinTech companies

Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab opening
Pictured: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton; Sinead Barry, Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab Dublin; and Minister of State for Business & Employment Ged Nash

FinTech Innovation Lab applications close on 30 October

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8 October 2015 | 0

Accenture has opened applications for Ireland’s most innovative FinTech companies.

The FinTech Innovation Lab is a 12-week programme that gives early-stage companies the opportunity to develop their product or proposition under the mentorship of C-level executives, culminating in Investor Day pitches in Dublin and London.

Six finalists will be selected to participate in the Lab, which begins in January 2016.

This years supporters include Credit Suisse Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Citi, FEXCO, Google, State Street, Realex Payments and Ulster Bank.

“This programme aims to bring early-stage Irish fintech companies to the next level and, for those that are ready to scale and go global, connect them with leading financial services and technology companies internationally,” said Sinead Barry, programme lead for Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab Dublin. “Entrepreneurs who take part will have the opportunity to collaborate with other forward-thinking companies, and can benefit from Accenture’s extensive knowledge of the Irish market, as well as leveraging our global network of technology and industry contacts. We believe that the Lab can act as catalyst to develop the wider financial services industry significantly in Ireland.”

Launch in 2014, the FinTech Innovation Lab Dublin is open to young Irish companies particularly in the areas of mobile, data management, analytics, security, risk management and social media.

Applications for entries will be accepted between until 30 October. For more information visit www.fintechinnovationlabdublin.ie.

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