Accenture runs its largest ever fintech accelerator programme in shadow of Brexit

By Cameron Abbott and Allison Wallace

After fielding more than 300 applicants around the globe, Accenture has selected 20 start-ups to participate in its largest ever fintech accelerator programme.

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and gamification technology are all key features in this year’s 12-week programme running in London.

By the end of the programme, 8 start-ups will be selected to present at the programme’s Graduation Day to a group of venture capitalists and financial industry executives. All of the start-ups will receive mentorship from representatives of 28 financial institutions.

Accenture’s Tom Graham told Finextra “the transformation requirements that the financial services industry must undertake to remain relevant arguably pose a bigger challenge than the immediate geo-political uncertainty casting a shadow over the industry”.

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