Making start-ups successful
21 July 2016
Are you an entrepreneur with big ideas? Do you regularly look for a place where you can meet up with a group of people who share your goals and vision? With hubs in New York, London, Manchester, Vilnius, Tel Aviv, Mumbai and more recently also Cape Town, start-ups now have the opportunity to grow and bring their ideas to life, thanks to Rise.
This global innovative community of entrepreneurs and corporates are focused on creating the future of financial services in a three-month intensive program designed to accelerate new financial technology (fintech) businesses in delivering break-through products. Apart from this, it also creates a space where entrepreneurs can come together in one place and plug themselves into a global network through which they can connect with other start-ups, corporates, and innovators to develop pioneering technologies that will help redefine the future of financial services.
In addition to the financial support we provide, the program also offers innovators and entrepreneurs access to leading thinkers at Barclays, as well as Techstars’ mentor and investor relations in 14 locations around the world.
Enterprise development is part of our Shared Growth commitment. We want to provide start-ups with access to innovative financial solutions and business development support services to nurture the entrepreneurs of tomorrow – growing their ideas into businesses, and enabling them to execute at scale. We also want to support and optimize the supply chains of our corporate clients – helping them to integrate small businesses into their ecosystems to boost competitiveness and contribute to economic growth.
By supporting the development of a robust and diverse small business sector, we can enable economic growth in a meaningful and relevant way for the communities we serve.
This fintech platform can take your business further than you’d expect. With access to Barclays’ technology and world-class mentorship, entrepreneurs who participate in the Rise programme can give their start-up a head start.
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Any questions? You’re welcome to tweet us for more information on how you could join Rise: Cape Town.
Disclaimer: The advice contained on this blog is for general purposes only and does not take into account individual circumstances, objectives or financial needs. Accordingly, readers are advised to seek appropriate advice from licensed professionals prior to making any investment, or taking up a financial product or service.