The Programme

The Rise Accelerator is India’s first global FinTech accelerator programme.

Created by Barclays, the Rise Accelerator is an 18 week cohort-based programme that offers industry connections, customer validation, investor access, and a global reach.

Located at the financial heart of Mumbai, The Rise accelerator offers access to a state-of-the-art co-working space in Lower Parel.

The programme will assist with company building, mentorship and provide a great opportunity for companies to get plugged into the global eco-system and engage with world class decision makers.

Core Pillars


We facilitate rapid engagement with mentors, industry experts, and Barclays teams looking for innovative solutions to existing business challenges.

Co Create

We help our teams to co-create new products and services with the guidance and support of specialists and experts from Barclays.


We help you scale your ideas across Barclays, and to our global network of clients and partners.

Programme Highlights

  • Access to Barclays technology, insight and expertise
  • Help from Barclays and its corporate partners to find your Product / Market Fit
  • Dedicated access to onsite mentors and advisors
  • Introductions to key industry experts
  • $100,000 plus worth of cloud credits
  • Access to international markets through the Barclays networks
  • Residency in Rise Mumbai - a world-class co-working space with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Opportunity to present to investors, industry experts and strategic partners at the Rise Accelerator Demo Day

You should apply if

  • You are building an amazing solution using any financial technology, including lending, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber security, data analytics, payments, cryptocurrency, insurance, and wealth management.
  • Have great team, with a passion for digital innovation, and ideas that can improve, simplify or positively disrupt financial services.

Key Dates 2016-17

15 September 2016

Application Close

5th Oct 2016

Finalists Notified

15th Oct 2016

Programme Begins

February 2017

Demo Day

For further questions, contact us via email.