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“FinAccelerate Empowered by Jones Day” announces official launch

Participating companies to be selected based on strength of team and innovative technology; applications now open.

The global law firm Jones Day today announced the launch of FinAccelerate Empowered by Jones Day, an accelerator program to help selected fintech start-up companies with legal know-how that also connects them with leading financial institutions, investors, and potential joint venture partners in order to accelerate their business. The program will take place October 25-27, 2022, and will be hosted at Jones Day’s offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. 

“Leading multinational financial institutions and corporate clients are actively seeking innovative fintech companies, and innovative fintech companies are in need of legal know-how and access to funding and institutions to grow their businesses,” said Abradat Kamalpour, a partner in Jones Day’s San Francisco office and architect of the FinAccelerate program. 

“Empowered by Jones Day, FinAccelerate is a unique opportunity to connect innovative fintech start-ups to investors and institutions, provide fintech companies with an overview of legal issues across disciplines and jurisdictions, and engage all active players in a flourishing ecosystem of innovation,” added Jay Tambe, Practice Leader for Jones Day’s Financial Markets Practice.  

Designed to support high-quality fintech businesses, FinAccelerate will involve a cohort of 16 to 18 companies. The program is accepting applications, and selected fintech companies will be awarded a place at an initial intense three-day program followed by ongoing engagement. There is no charge to the selected fintech companies, nor do they have to share equity stake in order to participate. The structure of the program is as follows: 

  • Day 1 (October 25): Know-how Sessions: Structured one-hour know-how sessions for the fintech cohort companies covering key areas of: capital markets, regulatory law, IP, corporate structure and funding, data and  privacy, employment, tech agreements, and risk management;  
  • Day 2 (October 26): Q&A Sessions: Small group Q&A know-how sessions that the fintech cohort can book with relevant lawyers presenting on topics from Day 1;
  • Day 3 (October 27): Demo Day: The final day will be a demo day where thought leaders are invited to speak and the fintech cohort are given an opportunity to present their companies to an audience of invited institutions, VCs, and investors;
  • Ongoing Engagement: Ongoing engagement with a strong ecosystem of leading advisors, potential investors, and partners.

Companies will be selected based on the strength of their team members and the innovative technology that they are developing. The program has also secured influential global thought leaders and investors as advisors.

Fintech companies interested in applying to be among the 16 to 18 cohort companies should click here

About FinAccelerate

FinAccelerate is an intense accelerator program powered by one of the world’s leading and largest law firms, Jones Day. The program covers the fundamental areas of law relevant to innovative fintech companies and enables selected fintech businesses to access leading investors, corporations, financial institutions, and potential JV partners to accelerate their business.

About Jones Day

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.