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Applications still open for Barclays fintech accelerator 2017 programme

For fintech startups, applications are still open for the Barclays Techstars Accelerator programme, which takes places from 9 May to 2 August in Cape Town.

Out of all the applications, 10 startups will be selected for the 12-week programme. They will receive training and mentorship from the bank and Techstars as well.

“The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is proud to open its doors in Cape Town, offering a gateway into many of the fastest growing global economies,” writes the programme.

The Barclays Techstars Accelerator programme will fund up to US$45 000 per startup and takes between a 6 to 8% equity share.

“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!”

Participants in the 2016 programme consisted of iNuka Pap, BenBen, Beyonic, SimbaPay, Asoriba, Social Lender, WizzPass, Tech4Farmers, Re-Able, and BimaAFYA.

Those who wish to apply can do so through the online application here.

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