StartUp Academy

Money20/20 StartUp Academy 2019

To celebrate and accelerate the potential of the next generation of startups building the future of money, we’re recruiting the industry’s newest and brightest companies to take part in the Money20/20 Europe Startup Academy.

With guidance from our VC Judging Panel we will be selecting Europe's top startups to receive a complimentary pass to attend Money20/20 Europe as well as a host of invaluable benefits and perks.

The Money20/20 Startup Academy gives each startup involved unrivalled exposure to financial leaders and some of the most forward-thinking investors on the continent.

StartUp Academy applications are now closed. No need to worry, you can still apply for a discounted start-up rate here

StartUp Judging Panel

Ben Brabyn

Ben Brabyn

Level39

Rob Moffat

Rob Moffat

Balderton Capital

Michael Treskow

Michael Treskow

Eight Roads Ventures

Samantha Ghiotti

Samantha Ghiotti

Anthemis Group

Amy Neale

Amy Neale

Mastercard

Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer

Index Ventures

Michael Dooijes

Michael Dooijes

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity

Fernando Zornig

Fernando Zornig

Frankfurt, Plug and Play

Ryan Gilbert

Ryan Gilbert

Propel Venture Partners

More information

What else do I need to know?

We want to hear from startups who cover a broad range of industry sectors from P2P lending to financial inclusion, mobile wallets, security & fraud and much more. To qualify for the academy, your startup must:

  • Have raised less than €3M in equity funding
  • Been incorporated for less than 5 years
  • Be a first-time attendee of Money20/20 Europe

If you're not sure if you qualify, feel free to still apply and we will be in touch. Or you can contact us at europe@money2020.com to find out more

What's the timeline?

  • Applications will close on 29 March 2019
  • You will be notified if you have been successfully selected to take part in the 2019 Startup Academy in April 2019
  • In April 2019, we'll also be inviting our 2019 Startup Academy cohort to upgrade to an exhibition space in Startup City, located at the entrance to the event
  • We will announce which startups from the cohort have been successfully selected for our Startup Pitch line up at the end of April 2019. This year, companies featured in our renowned Startup Pitch will be solely selected from our Academy cohort