London, Paris, Ohio
By Teamspirit on Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Following hot on the heels of the launch of Barclays’ Rise London fintech co-working space, more accelerators and incubators are appearing around the world.
The latest two announcements come from Paris, where BNP Paribas is moving into the Station F startup campus, and Ohio, where a number of local FS brands are backing a new accelerator, Fintech71.
BNP Paribas is bringing its silicon valley Plug and Play accelerator to Station F to offer three-month programmes of support for startups, run twice a year. They will also provide a range of services for startups and digital workers based at Station F, ranging from everyday financial management to corporate finance arrangements covering IPOs and equity capital deals.
Meanwhile, in Ohio a number of local financial services companies, supported by JPMorgan Chase and Silicon Valley Bank, are hoping to encourage fintech growth in the state by offering 12 $100,000 stipends and mentorship programmes through their new Fintech71 accelerator.
With more and more major and regional players all over the globe moving into the fintech space, either through co-working, financial backing or service provision, we wonder where will the next incubator/accelerator/co-working hub pop up?