Inclusive Fintech & DeFi Accelerator

A program designed to empower Inclusive FinTech & Defi startups & scaleups

With the aim of supercharging ventures that will help us achieve the SDGs by 2030, Startupbootcamp is one of Europe’s most well-known industry-based accelerators. The 2023 Inclusive Fintech & DeFi Accelerator has just launched, apply now and get world-class support to scale fast and grow sustainably. 

Reaching the 2030 SDGs and creating a more inclusive, more sustainable society requires fundamental changes in how our society and economy operate. Driving this change are innovative thinkers, disruptive startups and fresh ways of thinking that challenge the status quo.

Fintech is at the forefront of transformation within the financial industry, a sector that’s traditionally perceived as quite rigid, and is transforming the way we exchange value and ownership, manage risk and perform transactions. It’s a transformation that, with sustained and inclusive economic growth, can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards.

To fuel this impact, and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive economy, Startupbootcamp has launched its 2023 accelerator program: Inclusive Fintech and DeFi Accelerator Program.

The Inclusive Fintech & DeFi Accelerator Program 2023 is part of Startupbootcamp’s Bold Action initiative, which empowers startups and scale-ups to address the increasing need for sustainable solutions in the market.

With SBC Bold Action, Startupbootcamp is directly investing in the 90 fastest-growing impact-driven startups around the world.

The three-month Inclusive Fintech & DeFi Accelerator Program, aims to connect visionary founders from 10 handpicked companies to help fuel sustainable growth and transformation within the financial sphere.

Participants on the program will have access to a global network of industry experts,  investors, global corporate partners, and experienced business mentors, enabling innovative startups to grow more sustainably and scale much faster.

Intense mentorship, guided support, top-level masterclasses, pitching opportunities, networking events and, above all, a life cycle of support all create a perfect environment for business acceleration and transformation in the fintech space.

Eligibility criteria

The program is tailormade to grow startup investments and help them to make the most impact in the shortest possible time through a dedicated life cycle support system.

In general, the program is on the lookout for innovators and startups using tech that advocate greater accessibility, promote inclusivity and encourage sustainable economic growth. Areas of interest include Asset Management, Payments, Lending, Savings, KYC & Compliance, digital wallets, Remittances, Personal Financial Management, Privacy, Capital Market, Tokenization, Pensions, Financial Inclusion & Education, Insurance, Fraud prevention and so on.

The specifics:

  • Startups should be early-stage, either having received no funding to date, be bootstrapped or at pre-seed or seed level
  • The team should be between 1-10 employees
  • B2B, B2C or B2B2C business model

Why take part?

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp has been accelerating promising startups since 2010, helping them to prepare to scale and accelerate their development. The firm works on a global level with over 100 corporates and partners, working locally to create global, impactful solutions.

To date, Startupbootcamp has accelerated over 1,500 startups and they have no intention of slowing down.

Taking part in this fintech program gives participating startups exposure, training and mentoring, the tools to professionalize and structure business plans and strategies, access to global network and corporate partners, access to investors and investor-readiness sessions, and services and discounts of up to €450k. That’s without mentioning Startupbootcamp’s life cycle support, which offers continuous learning beyond the 3-month program, taking startups to global heights, going from the early stages to Series C.

The specifics:

  • Desk space per company in the B. Building located in Amsterdam.
  • Startup Visa per founder, if the move to the Netherlands
  • €15K cash plus up to 450K in services
  • Solid investors and corporate network
  • Access to experienced mentors and dedicated life cycle support
  • Virtual & Physical Program
  • Access to Innoleaps and The Talent Institute as a support system in scaling
  • No initial costs for startups to participate


December 19, 2022
Organizer Startupbootcamp Afritech
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Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Banking, Blockchain, Cloud solutions, Financial services, Fintech, Insurance, Investment management
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