AWS Fintech Accelerator

Join The AWS Fintech Accelerator And Get Up To $100.000 FREE AWS Activate Credits, Access To Leading VC Funds & Fintech Experts, Business Support & More!

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The leading community-led platform for European early-stage startups, global VC funds, accelerators, and corporates.

Jury & Mentors

  • Sam Edge

    FinTech Startup & Venture Capital EMEA, Amazon Web Services

  • Ewa Chronowska

    CEO, Vestbee & Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • George Robson

    Partner, Sequoia Capital

  • Theo Xydas

    Partner, Mouro Capital

  • Aman Ghei

    Partner, Finch Capital

  • Rita Martins

    Global Head of Fintech Partnerships, HSBC

  • Gerald Parloiu

    Partner, Global Founders Capital

  • Ben Marrel

    Founder & CEO, Breega

  • Sophie Winwood

    Principal, Anthemis

  • Julian von Eckartsberg

    Managing Director Europe, Burda Principal Investments

  • Kevin Chong

    Co-head, Outward VC

  • Daniela Raffel

    VC Investor, Dawn Capital

  • Ellen Logan

    Investor, Augmentum

  • Romain Grimal

    Investment Manager, Blackfin Capital Partners

  • Alistair Owen

    Principal, VentureFriends

  • Cecilia Wang

    Investor, Accel

  • Bakhrom Ibragimov

    Head of EBRD Venture Capital

  • Özge Öz

    Partner, QNBEYOND Ventures

  • Tamina Fogelberg

    VC Investor, Eight Roads

  • Mike Brennan

    Principal, Finch Capital

  • Steve Schlenker

    Managing Partner, DN Capital

  • Guy Ward Thomas

    Principal, DN Capital

  • Marcin Laczynski

    Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • Mus Jaffery

    Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Onfido

  • Marvin Liao

    Mentor & Investor

  • Stephen Breen

    Managing Director EMEA, Episode Six

  • Neha Divanji

    Founder, Growth Spin

  • Piotr Pisarz

    Founder & CEO, Uncapped

Participation Benefits

Up To $100.000 FREE AWS Activate* Credits

Access to up to $10k for all participants, $25k for accepted teams & $100k for the Winners!*

*AWS Activate Program rules must apply
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Partner Offers & Special Discounts

Access to FREE credits, valuable discounts & offers from AWS Partners for accepted teams

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Cloud Support

1:1 meetings with AWS specialists and access to product, regulatory & compliance, security specialists

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Fundraising Support

Fundraising tools & support along with access to wide network of global leading VC funds

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Marketing & PR

Media exposure

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Pitching Session

Pitching to investors and experts

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Ecosystem Engagement

Access to wide network of Fintech community, VC funds, FSI, compliance, technology & innovation experts and more!

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5.000 FREE Sanctions & PEP checks

ComplyLaunch* Program For FREE providing compliance tools for Cohort Teams

*Click here to see the details
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$5.000 worth API Endpoints

Up to $5.000 worth of each API endpoint per month for 6 months for all applicants

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$3.000 Credits

$3.000 FREE credits on open banking API infrastructure for all participants

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Up To 90% Off

Up to 90% off on HubSpot for eligible startup teams

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€15.000 Credits

Stripe Credits: €15.000 for all applicants!

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$3000 Credits

For annual Business Plan for up to 25 users with access to unlimited video recordings & more features for all teams!

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$50.000 Credits

$50.000 on the Mixpanel Growth Plan for all applicants!

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$1000 Credits

$1000 in FREE credits for all-in-one Notion workspace for all applicants!

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July 22, 2022

Applications close

Jul 26 - Aug 23, 2022


Aug 24, 2022

Final Cohort Announcement

Sept 12 - Oct 14, 2022

Acceleration Program

Oct 27, 2022

Demo Day & Winners Announcement


We are looking for early stage startups at pree-seed, seed and Series A developing an innovative solution in UKIR from the following categories:

Open & Embedded Finance

Big Data & AIML

Blockchain & Decentralised Finance


Financial inclusion & Sustainability


Cohort Selection Criteria

  • Applications at Series A stage or ealier will be revieved by experts across AWS, VC, FSI according to the following criteria: 1)Innovation; 2)Market Size; 3)Team; 4)Solving a big problem; 5)Existing traction; 6)Use of AWS services.
    Click HERE to see the details.

Winners Selection Criteria

  • Projects have to meet selection criteria to be considered as Winners
  • 6 out of all accelerated teams (1 per each category) with the highest score will get a Winner status


  • Vestbee logo
  • Sequoia Capital logo
  • dawn capital logo
  • Mouro Capital logo
  • Global Founders Capital logo
  • Finch Capital logo
  • Accel logo
  • HSBC logo
  • Burda Principal Investments
  • Eight Roads
  • Breega
  • anthemis logo
  • Blackfin Capital Partners logo
  • Outward VC logo
  • EBRD Venture Capital logo
  • Augmentum VC
  • Next Road Ventures logo
  • venture friends logo
  • Qnbeyond Ventures logo
  • Yapily logo
  • Onfido logo
  • Plaid logo
  • railsbank logo
  • Visa logo
  • Episode Six logo
  • Global Processing Services logo
  • comply advantage logo
  • uncapped logo
  • growthspin logo
  • GN Capital logo

Join AWS Fintech Accelerator & Take Your Startup To The Next Level