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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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“FinAccelerate Empowered by Jones Day” announces official launch

The global law firm Jones Day today announced the launch of FinAccelerate Empowered by Jones Day, an accelerator program to help selected fintech start-up companies with legal know-how that also connects them with leading financial institutions, investors, and potential joint venture partners in order to accelerate their business. The program will take place October 25-27, 2022, and will be hosted at Jones Day’s offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

“Leading multinational financial institutions and corporate clients are actively seeking innovative fintech companies, and innovative fintech companies are in need of legal know-how and access to funding and institutions to grow their businesses,” said Abradat Kamalpour, a partner in Jones Day’s San Francisco office and architect of FinAccelerate program.

“Empowered by Jones Day, FinAccelerate is a unique opportunity to connect innovative fintech start-ups to investors and institutions, provide fintech companies with an overview of legal issues across disciplines and jurisdictions, and engage all active players in a flourishing ecosystem of innovation,” added Jay Tambe, Practice Leader for Jones Day’s Financial Markets Practice.

Designed to support high quality fintech businesses, FinAccelerate will involve a cohort of 16-18 companies. The program is accepting applications and selected fintech companies will be awarded a place at an initial intense three-day program followed by ongoing engagement. There is no charge to the selected fintech companies nor do they have to share equity stake in order to participate. The structure of the program is as follows:

  • Day 1 (October 25): Know-how Sessions: Structured one hour know-how sessions for the fintech cohort companies covering key areas of: capital markets, regulatory law, IP, corporate structure and funding, data and privacy, employment, tech agreements and risk management;
  • Day 2 (October 26): Q&A Sessions: small group Q&A know-how sessions that the fintech cohort can book with relevant lawyers presenting on topics from Day 1;
  • Day 3 (October 27): Demo Day: the final day will be a demo day where thought leaders are invited to speak and the fintech cohort are given an opportunity to present their companies to an audience of invited institutions, VCs and investors;
  • Ongoing Engagement: Ongoing engagement with a strong ecosystem of leading advisors, potential investors and partners.

Companies will be selected based on the strength of their team members and the innovative technology that they are developing. The program has also secured influential global thought leaders and investors as advisors.

Fintech companies interested in applying to be among the 16-18 cohort companies should click here.

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