Our recently rebranded Plaid Accelerate program reflects and expands our commitment to accelerate equity within the financial system. If you are interested in participating, please apply no later than May 31.
Who should apply?
Plaid Accelerate is intended for BIPOC-founded startups building products or services in the finance and technology space. Applicants must be 18+, applying on behalf of a U.S.-based, BIPOC majority-owned business incorporated in the United States.
We are now taking applications for our third program! Our program runs from July - December 2022 and is best suited for:
Startups with seed funding or sufficient capital to operate their startups full-time
Full-time founder teams, who have at least 1 full-time employee
Startups that have product(s) released to general availability (GA) with meaningful customer traction
All applicants must be technology startups headquartered in the US. At least one founder must be available to join all program elements; additional teammates will have the opportunity to participate. In order to ensure that Plaid can provide meaningful advice and mentorship, participating companies should leverage financial data in their products, service or operations.
Key Program dates:
Our third program runs from July - December 2022:
Application open from May 5th - May 31st
Cohort announced mid-July
Program kicks with virtual bootcamp July 19th - 22nd
Program concludes on December 16th
How do we select participants?
Applicants that meet the criteria outlined above will be considered by a panel of Plaid leaders across the company. In order to ensure that Plaid can provide meaningful advice and mentorship, companies that leverage financial data in their product, service or operations, or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future will be given preference.
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