MassChallenge FinTech accelerates outcomes-driven partnerships between startups and enterprises to fuel innovation across banking, insurance, asset management, and other financial sectors. Our partners’ challenges have C-Suite support, budget, and resources, and now they need YOU to help them tackle these issues. In turn, you’ll benefit from their deep subject matter expertise and explore avenues that further validate your solution.
- Warm introductions to our global investors – with zero equity taken.
- One-on-ones with our industry experts to strengthen your enterprise readiness as you scale.
- Outcomes-driven partnerships between enterprises and startups.
- Solutions to the challenges that startups and enterprises face are backed by corporate C-Suite support, budget, and resources.
While MassChallenge supports a wide array of early to late stage startups – the FinTech program is designed to support mid-late stage companies that possess a validated product/solution ready for scaling. See a more thorough breakdown of the criteria below:
- 10 or more employees (preferred)
- Validated product/solution for scaling – has enabled at least 2 proof of concepts (pilots)
Please note these are guidelines, not firm requirements. While funding and revenue are important factors in enterprise readiness, we also look at team strength, product/market fit, customer traction etc.
2023 MassChallenge Statements available here.
If you’re a startup solving issues in financial services (broadly defined), we encourage you to apply. We know that many of our partners are facing more challenges than they even realize, and that you, as innovators, are working to solve problems that they haven’t anticipated yet. You may work with multiple partners, too. This collaboration is the key to the future of financial services, and we want you involved.
No, we accept applications from startups around the world. Any additional travel should be determined by you and your MCFT partner.
You can apply to our Fintech program via our Accelerate platform. For more information go to How to Apply page of the website under About.
Our accelerator program is mostly remote – however we do host in-person networking opportunities – all of which are optional attendance.
Most of your MCFT time will be spent working with your partner(s) while you continue to run your business. That being said, we’re a firm believer in continual growth-–so you’ll be introduced to experts from industries such as financial services, law, compliance and regulation, and technology.
Participation in the program requires at least 1 representative from your team to be present for the Bootcamp which kicks off February 2nd and completing various assessments on your startups progress throughout the program. On average, startups dedicate at least 4 hours per week to the program. This includes meetings with partners, partner deliverables, and networking events.