Here is some wonderful news for the fintech world! Accenture in partnership with Enterprise Ireland is looking to get best of Ireland’s early stage tech companies.
The companies will then be able to join the Fintech Innovation Lab Accelerator program.
Accenture is hoping that with this program will successfully be able to give a boost to those companies who believe that they are ready to take a leap and go global. The company also will help in linking them with leading financial and technological companies.
Accenture’s interest in fintech industry is not new; it along with 16 other leading banks had earlier invited applications for the Fourth Annual Fintech Innovation Lab London while in another great development it had selected a Bitcoin Firm ‘BitSpark’ for its Startup Acceleration Program.
For Ireland, the fintech companies that the program seeks should work in any of these segments:
Big-data analytics and predictive modeling
Risk and Compliance
Social media and collaboration
Infrastructure and operational technologies (hosting, databases, storage, networking, IT management).
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Alastair Blair, Country Managing Director of Accenture in Ireland said that this was a good opportunity for the young Irish fintech companies and their success will help in aiding Ireland’s digital economy.
Kevin Sherry, Divisional Manager, International Sales and Partnering, Enterprise Ireland also added to it and called the FinTech Innovation Lab a fantastic which also help them in gaining invaluable experience under the guidance of some of Ireland’s most experienced executives.
Sherry also said that “this program can make a big difference to the commercial success of new technologies by bringing innovators together with their potential customers, and could help to revolutionize the financial services industry, both here in Ireland and abroad.”
Applications are now open for the program and the last date to fill the application is on Friday 30th October.