FinTech91 Accelerator

Enabling FinTech & TechFin Startups across the Globe

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Program Timeline
  • Application Opens

  • Application Closes

  • Evaluation and Cohort Announcement

  • Accelerator Program

  • Demo Day

All timings are as per (GMT +5:30) Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, New Delhi
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About Us

About FinTech91 Accelerator Program

FinTech91 Accelerator Program by Startup Réseau, under the IFSCA FinTech Incentive Scheme, 2022, is for enabling global and Indian FinTech and TechFin startups. The program aims to support startups to accelerate their business by getting access to Mentors, Industry experts, potential investors, and exposure to the ecosystem.

  • 1-month accelerator program
  • Access to IFSCA Sandbox [To the selected startups that meet the eligibility criteria set forth by IFSCA].
  • 1-1 Mentorship
  • Workshops and masterclass with Industry Leaders
  • Access to Investors, Enterprise Network, & Strong Peer Network
  • Technology Credits worth US $500K

Program Focus Areas

The FinTech91 Accelerator program aims to help Fintech & TechFin startups from around the world, gain access to the IFSCA Sandbox [To the selected startups that meet the eligibility criteria set forth by IFSCA], especially if they are working on any of the following focus areas:

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Banking Sector

Your startups is solving for Banking Sector within the below sub sectors

Remittance and payments
Digital lending
Buy Now Pay Later
Crowd Lending
Digital Bank
Neo Banking / Challenger bank)
Open banking

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Capital Markets and Funds Management

Your startup is addressing any of the Capital Markets and Funds Management challenges in the following verticals

Crowd funding
Personal finance
Wealth Tech
Robo Advisory
Sustainable Finance products
Alternate trading platforms

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Insurance Sector

Your startup is operating within the insurance ecosystem in the following vertical:

InsurTech
Innovative technologies for insurance life cycle
Underwriting, claims management of life/health products, etc.
Digital innovation for global health insurance cover
Innovation in commercial insurance
Digital platform for settlement of balances between insurance companies
Open insurance
Embedded insurance
Cyber insurance

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Tech-Finance

An illustrative list of allied areas/activities aiding and assisting activities in relation to financial product, financial services and financial institutions (TechFin) is given below:
(a) Agri Tech
(b) Accelerators
(c) Climate/Green/Sustainable Tech
(d) Defence Tech
(e) Regulatory Tech
(f) Space Tech
(g) Supervisory Tech
(h) Technology solution supporting Digital banking (example Core Banking etc.)
(i) Technology solution aiding Trade Finance

Solutions/services for BFSI domain leveraging:
(i) Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/
(ii) Big Data
(iii) Biometrics
(iv) Chatbots
(v) Cyber security
(vi) Digital Identity/KYC/AML/CFT
(vii) Distributed Ledger Technology
(viii) Fraud detection/prevention
(ix) Internet of Things (IoT)
(x) Longevity Finance
(xi) Metaverse including Augmented Reality and /or Virtual Reality
(xii) Quantum Tech
(xiii) Web 3.0

Program takeawys

Perks of participating in the accelerator program

As a participant in the accelerator, you will get access to the following;

4 weeks' Structured Accelerator Program
Access to IFSCA FinTech Sandbook
Demo day

Eligibility

In case Applicant is from India:

  • An entity registered with DPIIT as start-up related to FinTech; or
  • A company or LLP incorporated in India; or
  • Branch of Company/ LLP in IFSC; or
  • An entity working directly or indirectly in the ecosystem regulated by RBI / SEBI/ IRDAI/ PFRDA

In case Applicant is from Outside India:

An entity from jurisdictions except those jurisdictions which are identified in the public statement of FATF as “High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action” (i.e. black list)

FAQ

What is FinTech91 Accelerator about?

Fintech91 Accelerator by Startup Reseau, under the IFSCA FinTech Incentive Scheme, 2022, is for enabling Global and Indian TechFin startups. The program aims to support startups to accelerate their business by getting access to Mentors, Industry experts, potential investors, and exposure to the ecosystem.

What are the key dates for the FinTech91 Accelerator Program?

Program Announcement & Applications Live: 10th June 2024 Application Closes: 28th June 2024 Cohort Announcement- 1st July Programming - 1st July 2024 - 30th July 2024 Demo Day - 30th July 2024

What are the focus areas of the FinTech91 Accelerator Program?

Startups operating in the following focus areas include the Banking Sector, Capital Markets & Fund Management, Insurance Sector, and TechFin. More details on these focus areas can be found in the program focus area section.

How can I participate in the FinTech91 accelerator program?

To participate, apply to the FinTech91 Accelerator program and submit your application.

What happens after the FinTech91 Accelerator Program?

After the program, participants will present their final solutions during the Demo Day with stakeholders participating from corporations and investors. Selected startups meeting the eligibility criteria set forth by IFSCA will get access to the IFSCA Sandbox.

Contact

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