Top 10 Fintech Accelerators in Europe

| November 3, 2016

Programs acceleration startups called intensive development program that supports the founding and helping them to turn their idea into a successful startup. In Europe, the start-ups in the field of financial technology available to a wide range of programs.


Founded in 2007, the British Venture Accelerator provides seed capital investments for innovative European start-ups. During the eight years of Seedcamp has supported more than 200 companies, one of which was the unicorn , and only 91% of them were able to attract further funding in the amount of $ 350 million and above.


Startupbootcamp – a European accelerator program is held annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin and Haifa.

Startupbootcamp acceleration program for startups in the area of financial technologies held in Singapore, New York and London.

In London, the program lasts for three months, for which participants have the opportunity to work with more than 400 mentors, partners and investors for the development of products as well as access to major markets in Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region, € 15,000 in cash and services partner for more than 450,000 €, access to over 200 business angels and venture capital funds.


Level39 is positioning itself as Europe’s largest accelerator for companies to develop technologies for the finance, retail, cyber security and systems smart city .

Accelerator created corporation Canary Wharf Group and operates under the direction of Erik van der Clay, was opened in early 2013, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and quickly became an important part of the technological cluster Tech City.

Since Level39 base became a platform for more than 1,000 events, 90,000 visitors and countless international organizations and financial institutions.

Barclays Accelerator

Accelerator of Barclays , working with the support of TechStars, working primarily with start-ups in the field of financial technology and conducts programs in four cities: New York, London, Cape Town and Tel Aviv.

13-month program is designed so that businessmen could accelerate the development of their business with the help of the British bank’s network and mentoring support for some of the most influential people in the world of startups and finance.

Startups receive $ 120,000 from Techstars, as well as aid in the form of services partners.

Fintech Innovation Lab

During the program, FinTech Innovation the Lab , created with the support of Accenture’s, startups at an early stage in the growth phase and are able to develop, improve and demonstrate the benefits of their product with the largest world banks.

12-week mentoring program takes place in London, Hong Kong and New York.

Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator

Launched in 2013, the Berlin accelerator Axel Springer Plug and Play conducts master classes, provides funding and support coaches to entrepreneurs who create the most innovative digital technologies.

During the three-month duration of the program startups get an office in the center of Berlin, the necessary network of contacts and € 25,000. At the end of the program is carried out Day demonstrations when startups get the opportunity to speak before an audience consisting of representatives of local and foreign venture capital funds to raise additional capital or initial investment series A. In the first cycle in 2013, the program involved the famous Number26 design (application home banking – Ed), and to the point in the program.. we got only two finteh startups. So it is time to support the new players in the industry.


LAUNCHub – it’s Seed Fund, which supports the most promising entrepreneurs and startups in Southern and Eastern Europe. LAUNCHub invests in the presowing and sowing stage, the amount of the check varies from € 30,000 to € 200,000.

Since its launch in 2012 LAUNCHub invested about € 7.5 million per 60 startups from 10 countries of South-Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Ukraine, Austria and Switzerland.


With London accelerator FINTECH Circle cooperate business angels, entrepreneurs and top managers from the banking and technology sector. The goal of his work – use a combination of resources, expertise and contacts to the group of successful investment in new financial technologies.

The amount FINTECH Circle Investments is an average of £ 75,000 to £ 500,000 for the company. If you want to increase the volume of investments, possible cooperation with partner organizations.

Fusion Fintech

Fusion – this is the first accelerator in Switzerland, working primarily in the financial technology sector. It is located in Geneva and annually selects about ten finteh startups from around the world to participate in the 12-month program.

Selected startups receive mentoring support from sponsors and industry experts, including in the field of testing, data collection, and attract customers.

SIX Fintech Incubator F10

FinTech Incubator the F10 the SIX – it opened in August, the center of innovation development of SIX.

In partnership with the F10 team start-ups have managed to create a complete ecosystem of innovation with the staff, expertise, infrastructure, and community, whose mission is to further the development of financial technology in Switzerland and development of new technologies for the company SIX.

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