Accelerator Program

Accelerator Program

Accelerate Your Growth

We are seeking Series-A to Series-C emerging technology companies that create cutting-edge solutions for the global financial industry’s greatest challenges. The BNY Mellon Accelerator Program allows you to build a proof of concept (POC) and collaborate with BNY Mellon technologists, executive teams and clients to validate your solution, while providing opportunities to expand your network, enhance your brand awareness and meet stakeholders throughout the financial ecosystem.

How It Works

The BNY Mellon Accelerator Program seeks to expedite the growth of emerging technology companies by focusing on real business challenges that BNY Mellon and our clients are facing. Throughout the year we will release new problem statements, sponsored by senior executives, in which we are actively seeking a solution from an emerging technology company. Participants selected for the Accelerator will:

Build a Proof of Concept: Demonstrate their solution through a proof of concept (POC) with the guidance of BNY Mellon subject matter experts.

Get Access to Our Expertise: Tap our resources including subject matter experts, innovation sandbox and data feeds, and our innovation centers in New York, London or Singapore.

New Introductions: Be introduced as appropriate to clients, collaborators, our Venture Capital Advisory Board, and other industry participants in the financial ecosystem.

Commercial Opportunities: Our goal is that a meaningful percentage of Accelerator participants will become BNY Mellon vendors or collaborators after completion.

Benefits of the Accelerator

BNY Mellon Helps You Through:

Mentorship by BNY Mellon Executives: Access executive teams and our Venture Capital Advisory Board to help unlock resources and connections.

Targeted Feedback from our Venture Capital Advisory Board: Get valuable insights from prominent venture capitalists.

Introductions to BNY Mellon Clients: Potential opportunities for introductions to elite institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

BNY Mellon Accelerator Program Branding: Leverage our brand to increase credibility.

Technology Resources: Access to our global Innovation Centers and technical resources in New York, London, and Singapore.

Global and Remote: Companies can participate from anywhere in the world and within the normal operations of your business so it is easy to participate.

 

Solutions We’re Seeking

Our Accelerator Program is driven by the strategic needs of our executive teams.  We’re currently looking for solutions in the following areas:

Wealth Tech

Modernizing Mainframe Tech

Operational Risk Modelling & Analytics

No Code Application Creator

If your solution is not a fit today, be the first to learn about new solution requests.

Global Venture Capital Advisory Board

When you join the BNY Mellon Accelerator, you'll have access to prominent venture capitalists and investors from across the globe.

Who Should Apply?

Ideal candidates for the BNY Mellon Accelerator are emerging technology companies with the following attributes:

Participant Checklist

  • You’re an innovative entrepreneur looking for interesting challenges in the fintech space
  • You’re passionate about technology and how it can change the fintech ecosystem
  • Completed Series A funding or later
  • Can create an innovative solution for a BNY Mellon problem statement
  • Not a development shop, consulting firm, or agency

FAQs

 

 

1.) Does the BNY Mellon Accelerator invest in participants?

 

Participants in the program do not receive an investment from BNY Mellon solely for participating.  However, BNY Mellon is an active strategic investor that invests in companies that are aligned with our strategic priorities to help further catalyze their development.

 

2.) What is the time requirement?

 

The amount of time required depends on the time required to create your proof of concept (POC). Each POC is expected to run 3-6 months.

 

3.) Do you have to go to a specific location for the Accelerator?

 

No, you can do everything remotely.

 

4.) What happens at the end of the POC?

 

At the conclusion of the POC, participants will receive feedback from the executive level sponsor.  If the POC is successful, it can improve the opportunities for entering into a commercial relationship with BNY Mellon. Additionally, participants will receive a BNY Mellon Accelerator completion badge for use in external marketing.


Stay up to date with the latest technology insights

 
Each quarter you'll be sent news, thought leadership and details on our Accelerator Program and latest collaborations.

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