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Accenture runs its largest ever fintech accelerator programme in shadow of Brexit
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The future of Fintech event, San Francisco, 1 November

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”.

The future of Fintech event, San Francisco, 1 November

K&L Gates will be co-hosting an event with the Silicon Vikings in San Francisco on Tuesday November 1st. This will be a panel session with presenting companies including: Checkbook, bitwage, StratiFi and Qwil. An event not to be missed.

The panel will include:

  • Sanjiv Das, Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University
  • Jacob Sisk, VP Payments & Data Science, CapitalOne
  • Tyler He, Business Development, Tencent
  • Moderator & Event Chair:  Shikhar Das, Assistera

Details of the event:

  • Date/time: Tuesday, November 1st, 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
  • Location:  K&L Gates, 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103 (google maps)
  • Register: Click here for more details or to register to attend

For any queries, please contact K&L Gates partner, Lars Johansson.

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