NDRC: Fintech Pre-Accelerator

NDRC, in partnership with Bank of Ireland, is currently looking for people with very early-stage digital business ideas with a financial services focus to join a new, part-time Fintech Programme.

NDRC, in partnership with Bank of Ireland, is currently looking for people with very early-stage digital business ideas with a financial services focus to join a new, part-time Fintech Programme.

Very early stage means the ideas or concept phase, before you formally establish your business. The closing date for applications for team members is 26 October.

When will it run?

It is a part-time programme beginning on Friday, 3 November, 2017 and run over three weekends throughout the month, on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. View Fintech Pre Accelerator Schedule.

Hot-desks will be available at NDRC headquarters in Dublin 8 throughout the programme for people who wish to commit more time to working on their start-up.

What areas are NDRC interested in?

NDRC is looking for individuals and teams who have a digital business idea in the following areas -

  • Banking
  • Fintech
  • Enterprise solutions
  • Funds administration
  • Insurtech
  • Payments
  • Regtech
  • Cybersecurity
  • New solutions that leverage the following technologies: Blockchain, IoT, AI and Data Intelligence.

Those ideas with the most potential will be considered for investment by NDRC after the programme is completed.

Who should apply?

  • Idea owners: People who have an idea with the potential to impact and solve global financial services challenges, and who are looking for supports that will help them check the validity and strength of their idea (application closed).
  • Team members: People who have specialist skills – creatives, customer experience experts, business professionals etc – and would like to volunteer their time to help get a new Fintech venture off the ground (apply here).

Why participate?    

  • Hone and test out your startup idea with an intense pre-accelerator programme
  • Access knowledge from a host of mentors who have created and launched successful startups
  • Get access to tools and expertise - technology, business development, design and commercialisation
  • Create a stronger and more refined pitch for seeking future investment
  • Gain knowledge and experience and learn a process that you may choose to pursue
  • A stepping-stone to other NDRC investment programmes.

Contact fintech@ndrc.ie for more information.