LONDON -- Tech Nation, the government-backed initiative to help accelerate the UK's tech sector, has announced its first "Growth Programme," which will focus on fintech.
The Fintech Growth Programme is open to any fintech startup (seed or series A) that is seeking a channel partner to help take it to market. The companies applying must also have at least one active pilot or client and have their headquarters in the UK. (See 23K Tech Jobs Created in 2017 – Tech Nation Report.)
Startups will be taken on a six-month program, from September to February, through eight "scaling sessions" to teach the startups, founders and entrepreneurs how to effectively scale and grow fintech platforms. There'll also be five networking events with tech "influencers" and other important tech sector figures, and perhaps most excitingly, an overseas trip in January.
The judging panel for the program is hugely experienced in fintech, with representatives from digital challenger banks Atom and Starling, Wealthify, and UK high street bank RBS, among others.
Applications for Tech Nation's Fintech Growth Programme are open now and close on July 17. Those interested can find out more at the TechNation Growth Programme site.