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!

Powered By

Vestbee logo

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


  • Sam Edge, Amazon Web Services

    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, Mouro Capital

    Theo Xydas

    Partner, Mouro Capital

  • Aman Ghei, Finch Capital

    Aman Ghei

    Partner, Finch Capital

  • Rita Martins, HSBC

    Rita Martins

    Global Head of Fintech Partnerships, HSBC

  • Gerald Parloiu, Global Founders Capital

    Gerald Parloiu

    Partner, Global Founders Capital

  • Ben Marrel, Breega

    Ben Marrel

    Founder & CEO, Breega

  • Sophie Winwood, Anthemis

    Sophie Winwood

    Principal, Anthemis

  • Julian von Eckartsberg, Managing Director Europe, Burda Principal Investments

    Julian von Eckartsberg

    Managing Director Europe, Burda Principal Investments

  • Kevin Chong, Outward VC

    Kevin Chong

    Co-head, Outward VC

  • Daniela Raffel

    VC Investor, Dawn Capital

  • Ellen Logan, Augmentum

    Ellen Logan

    Investor, Augmentum

  • Romain Grimal, Blackfin Capital Partners

    Romain Grimal

    Investment Manager, Blackfin Capital Partners

  • Alistair Owen, VentureFriends

    Alistair Owen

    Principal, VentureFriends

  • Cecilia Wang, Accel

    Cecilia Wang

    Investor, Accel

  • Bakhrom Ibragimov, EBRD Venture Capital

    Bakhrom Ibragimov

    Head of EBRD Venture Capital

  • Özge Öz, QNBEYOND Ventures

    Özge Öz

    Partner, QNBEYOND Ventures

  • Tamina Fogelberg, Eight Roads

    Tamina Fogelberg

    VC Investor, Eight Roads

  • Mike Brennan, Finch Capital

    Mike Brennan

    Principal, Finch Capital

  • Steve Schlenker, DN Capital

    Steve Schlenker

    Managing Partner, DN Capital

  • Guy Ward Thomas, DN Capital

    Guy Ward Thomas

    Principal, DN Capital

  • Marcin Laczynski, Next Road Ventures

    Marcin Laczynski

    Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • Mus Jaffery, Onfido

    Mus Jaffery

    Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Onfido

  • Marvin Liao

    Marvin Liao

    Mentor & Investor

  • Stephen Breen

    Stephen Breen

    Managing Director EMEA, Episode Six

  • Neha Divanji

    Neha Divanji

    Founder, Growth Spin

  • Piotr Pisarz

    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
Partner Offers & Special Discounts

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

Cloud Support

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

Fundraising Support

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

Marketing & PR

Media exposure

Pitching Session

Pitching to investors and experts

Ecosystem Engagement

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

5.000 FREE Sanctions & PEP checks

ComplyLaunch* Program For FREE providing compliance tools for Cohort Teams

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

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

$3.000 Credits

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

Up To 90% Off

Up to 90% off on HubSpot for eligible startup teams

€15.000 Credits

Stripe Credits: €15.000 for all applicants!

$3000 Credits

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

$50.000 Credits

$50.000 on the Mixpanel Growth Plan for all applicants!

$1000 Credits

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



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 pre-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