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Aviva and Founders Factory on hunt for fintech’s “next big innovators”

Six-month programme will give three more start-ups access to mentorship, support and collaboration with the insurance firm...

Founders Factory has today announced a call for applications for its accelerator to find the “next big innovators” in financial technology (fintech) with insurance firm Aviva.

The accelerator programme with Aviva, which launched in May this year, will select just five start-ups every year and has three places left for its current cohort.

Chosen UK companies will benefit from mentoring and support from Founders Factory’s 30 digital experts and will work in close collaboration with Aviva.

The first two businesses chosen to join the accelerator have already been announced. UK-based Luther Systems is a blockchain solution enabling users to draft custom contracts and Turkey-based Fitwell is a nutrition and fitness coach app.

George Northcott, co-founder and head of business development at Founders Factory, said: “Places are incredibly limited for this accelerator programme and competition is tough as our offer is unrivalled.”

Serge Taborin, global digital innovation director at Aviva,  commented:

“We are very excited to work with these startups through our Founders Factory partnership. Both companies provide valuable skills and insights in areas that will have a significant impact on the insurance ecosystem – healthtech and blockchain.

Apply for the accelerator here. The deadline for applications is October 7 2016.

Henry Williams
Henry Williams

Henry has been writing for since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also contributed to many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Young Guns, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides. Before joining the team, he reviewed films for a culture website, and still harbours ambitions of being a screenwriter.


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