Rise Start-up Academy
Build your FinTech in 20 weeks
A 20-week digital first programme to empower founders who are rethinking the traditional approach to finance
Learn from anywhere
24/7 access to your curriculum with weekly modules and bite size videos on our dedicated learning platform
Learn by doing
Apply your learnings through weekly activities and live workshops with support from a dedicated community manager
Learn as a community
Be part of a leading FinTech community where you can share knowledge and grow together
Who is the Rise Start-Up Academy for?
Climate | Wealth Equality | Future of Money | Gen Z | Wildcard
We welcome individuals and teams who have recently launched their start-up or are at idea stage
We’re accepting applications from Europe (including the UK) and the US
We need you to be ready to take your idea or start-up to the next level, so you must be able to commit to completing the 20-week programme. That’s about 3 -4 hours per week.
Together, let’s re-think the traditional approach to finance
Your Rise Start-Up Academy Journey
Emerging FinTech Spaces
We are looking for founders who are rethinking the traditional approach to finance across the following areas
As environmental concerns continue to grow, how can businesses and consumers make spending, saving and investment choices that prioritise the planet?
From an uneven distribution of wealth across generations to an ageing population, how can wealth be created and redistributed in innovative ways?
As the digital first, financially savvy Gen Z emerges, what products and services will best support the many financial life-moments they will encounter?
Future of Money
The concept of money is being redefined and will fundamentally change the lives of everyone. With the demise of cash to the increase in cryptocurrencies, how can this bring about efficiency, flexibility and increased access?
Building something that doesn't fit into these other areas but you are passionate that you are rethinking the traditional approach to finance? Apply and tell us more!