We’re looking for technology-focused startups (India or globally based) with an MVP along with a growing customer base currently innovating in payments, lending (Consumer + SME), Trade Finance & Forex solutions, Wealth Management, Reg-Tech, Fin Education and other areas of the financial services industry.
Yes. But, program requires onsite interventions in Mumbai over 3 weeks spread out during the cohort period. So, you will need to be able to travel as necessary.
Yes, all startups with an MVP along with a growing customer base are encouraged to apply. YES FINTECH Accelerator program provides an opportunity for startups to scale-up with speed in different aspects such as Strategy, Business Plan, Design, Operations, Marketing, Technology and Sales.
No. However, it does help in the evaluation of your company
No. Just fill in the fields in the Application Form
a) Startups can fill in the Application Form online where you can let us know about your team, product and the market currently operating in. All the questions are targeted to understand the startup in totality
b) Shortlisted startups will be invited for in-person presentation in Mumbai.
c) Post this, final selection of startups for the cohort is announced.
We’re looking for technology-focused startups (India or globally based) with an MVP along with a growing customer base. You may also have first few clients in your portfolio
Please visit our Program Structure and Key Dates to know more details on the timelines for various initiative
We will reach out to you should you be shortlisted. Please visit our Program Timelines Infographic for important dates for various initiatives
YES FINTECH Accelerator program is looking for startups that possess –
a) Innovative product/ technology solution capable of disrupting traditional banking
b) A Scalable product with a sustainable design/ architecture
c) Long-term viability of the product
d) Team’s technical & business expertise
e) Passionate team: Background of Founders & their vision for the startup
Since inception, YES BANK has been at the forefront of technology innovation and endeavors to continue its focus on delivering world class banking services to its institutional and retail clients through best-in-class technology.
YES BANK, has adopted a unique – Alliances, Relationships & Technology (ART) approach to Digitized Banking to Deepen Mindshare and Grow Marketshare among its consumer base. In today’s dynamic and ever changing financial landscape, YES BANK realizes that all Innovation cannot come from within the Bank.
Furthering the ART ecosystem, YES Bank has established a Fintech focused Business Accelerator program – YES FINTECH, which will provide a fillip to the ART model by creating a platform for the bank and Fintech startups to interact besides partnering to create innovative solutions for financialservices industry.
YES FINTECH ACCELERATOR program will be launched on March 13, 2017 and the cohort is expected to run for 14 weeks. The Accelerator is a non-residential program with 3 onsite intervention weeks – 2 in Mumbai.During these onsite sessions, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs, and will be frequented by mentors, investors, YES BANK’S senior management and technical experts. This will give you an excellent opportunity to build strong working relationships, learn from others’ experiences and share your own.
No equity or cash grant is involved for you to participate in the Accelerator program. Should your business require equity funding, YES FINTECH will facilitate the same through our partner Anthill Ventures.
YES FINTECH ACCELERATOR program provides an opportunity for startups to scale-up with speed in different aspects such as Design, Operations, Marketing, Technology and Sales. If your product scales-up well in the 15-week Accelerator program, you stand a chance to grab a Commercial Contract with the Bank.
YES FINTECH Advantages
1. Test & Validate
Opportunity to test and validate solutions: Test your solutions by accessing our 200+ APIs and validate it via CUG testing with our 2 million+ retail and 10,000+ corporate customers
2. Focused Mentorship
Continued engagement with industry experts and 3 week onsite intervention from global mentors. The detailed mentorship plan can be accessed here
3. Access to India Market
Enterprise customer in YES BANK and joint go to market to YES BANK and PwC’s customer database to scale up your business and build a robust network of 15,000+ corporate and 2 million+ retail customers
4. Global Market Access
Take your solution to the top 20 global fintech markets through our ecosystem and accelerator partners and our cohort
Zero upfront equity Commitment , but funding access of USD 1 million+ through our VC Partners Anthill Ventures and Marvelstone Capital
6. Community Outreach and Access
Create, share, exchange ideas and fine-tune your solution with global FINTECH community through LTP. LTP, the world’s number 1 FinTech insights platform will offer outreach and visibility to startups across the widest and deepest network of players in fintech and traditional finance in the world. MEDICI will offer access to global FIs, angel investors, FinTech VCs and sector focused advice on your product and business
No. You need to arrange for your accommodation/travel for all onsite intervention sessions.
SalThe YES FINTECH program through its space partner – AWFIS will provide access to its co-working spaces in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad at highly discounted ratese
Yes, startups may have the opportunity of working with multiple business units during the cohort.
Yes. Your online application requires you to accept YES FINTECH ACCELERATOR program’s Terms and Conditions. Additionally, startups finally selected will enter into a mutually agreed contract with YES BANK.
We suggest you only share non-confidential information. You will retain ownership of all protected IP included in your application. We want to evaluate how your idea will mutually benefit our interests.