Applications are now open for Plug and Play’s Fintech & Security Accelerator set to launch February 19th! This three month program will be focused on connecting corporations and investors with early stage companies in the areas of mobile payments, consumer engagement, data analytics, and cloud & security. The deadline for applications is January 14th, and we are very excited to announce our partnership with Citi Ventures as we begin to review potential program initiates.
We will be enlisting the expertise of Citi’s Ventures team as we begin to build this accelerator. Citi’s presence as a worldwide leader in the financial industry will provide the strategic direction necessary for this program to stay on the bleeding edge of the fintech landscape. Citi will be working closely with Plug and Play to gain access to the earlier stage startups in our huge network of entrepreneurs. To learn more about the nature of this partnership, check out this press release via CNBC:
Call for FinTech, security startups for 2015 accelerator
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Citi Ventures today announced a partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center to expand Citi’s accelerator efforts in the U.S., Germany, Singapore, Brazil and Spain. This program will utilize Citi’s global lab network while building on its first FinTech accelerator, launched in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2013.
“Our team is committed to accelerating emerging technologies that have the potential to transform financial services experiences for Citi’s customers,” said Debby Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer of Citi and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Ventures. “Collaborating with Plug and Play adds to our internal innovation efforts and increases our ability to work with startups on disruptive new ideas around the world.”
The announcement of this partnership comes following a very successful Citi Mobile Challenge event co-hosted at Plug and play by Citi Ventures.
To apply to Plug and Play’s Fintech & Security accelerator, click here. This three month accelerator will supplement our second batch of Bitcoin companies. To learn more about Plug and Play’s Partnership with Citi,check out this article released via Finextra.
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