Barclays Techstars 2017 Cohort

An intensive 13-week programme designed to accelerate your startup

The Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars is a 3-month accelerator focused on innovations in financial services in Africa, and based out of Barclays Rise in Cape Town.

This partnership between Barclays and Techstars brings together two global networks and offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access to a world leading bank and lifelong access to the Techstars global network of mentors, investors and venture capitalists.

We are interested in all aspects of financial services, whether you are making an impact on payments, lending, financial inclusion, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber security, data analytics, machine learning, cryptocurrency, insurance, wealth management or beyond!

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Location Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Cape Town, South Africa
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Banking, Computer software, E-commerce, EdTech, Financial services, HealthTech, Insurance, Internet, Mobile