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Techstars Western Union Accelerator are bringing together Latin American fintech startups for their 2021 acceleration program

This program for fintech startups is led by mentors and takes place in 13 weeks. This program can match entrepreneurs with up to 100 of the best fintech mentors in the Western Union ecosystem and other recognized experts worldwide.

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Techstars  Western Union Accelerator are bringing together Latin American fintech startups for their 2021 acceleration program
Techstars Western Union Accelerator are bringing together Latin American fintech startups for their 2021 acceleration program

Techstars, along with Western Union, are looking for Latin American startups keen to develop the financial products the world needs and have announced the launch of the call to launch their acceleration program, which will be carried out remotely later in 2021.

This program for fintech startups is led by mentors and takes place in 13 weeks. This program can match entrepreneurs with up to 100 of the best fintech mentors in the Western Union ecosystem and other recognized experts worldwide.

It also offers advice on fundraising topics, including a week with investors to showcase around 50 venture capital projects within the Techstars network. On average, each startup that has participated in this program has raised more than $ 1 million in investments, for a total market cap of more than $ 63 million for its category.

In 2021, the third cohort of this program will be developed, in which 10 early-stage startups will be selected, preferably with an MVP ready to go to market. The program will start remotely on July 19th with the option to spend the final weeks at the Western Union headquarters in Denver, Colorado.


Elle Bruno, Managing Director Techstars Wester Union Accelerator. Courtesy photo.

“We are particularly interested in Latin America because this region is where entrepreneurs come up with incredible ideas. Western Union is also well represented there. Therefore, we want to grow in importance by supporting initiatives that aim to revolutionize the way money is moved in the US and in emerging markets, ”says Elle Bruno, Managing Director of Techstars Western Union Accelerator.

Applications are open until 7th April 2021. Please visit the Techstars Western Union Accelerator official website for more information.

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