Silicon FinTech Bay

Accelerator Program

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About the Program

The SFB Accelerator Program is focused on early stage Startups developing innovative solutions for the FinTech sector. 

The Program is open to startup applicants from across the United States and will take place at Silicon FinTech Bay, for a duration of three months. Remote/online participation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application intake opens on September 18, 2019 and closes on November 1, 2019. 

Startup applicants developing solutions, which touch the following FinTech areas, are strongly encouraged to apply:​

Meet Cohort One

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Important Dates

SEP 18, 2019

Application process opens

NOV 1, 2019

Application process closes

NOV 7, 2019

Startup candidates selected

NOV 15, 2019



FEB 15, 2020

Program completion/



A broad encompassing curriculum will be offered to provide early stage startups with the business organizational and planning tools they need to scale. This includes:


  • Legal & organizational topics

  • Business planning

  • Branding 

  • Marketing and PR

  • Go-to-market analysis and approach 

  • Management & governance

Program Team

Dixon Doll


DBM Cloud Systems

Gregory La Blanc


Berkeley  FinTech Institute

Benefits to Participants

Access to mentors with deep industry and technical experience

Robust program curriculum designed for early stage startups

Access to workspace during the program

Access to capital for qualifying startups who complete the program

Access to a wide network of potential customers and investors

Program graduates may also be offered a one-month residency at one of FinTech Consortium's other global  bays (Bahrain, Detroit or Singapore)

Selection Criteria

  • A FinTech product/solution that is, at minimum, in developed prototype or in early proof of concept

  • Innovative technology with a clear product development and execution roadmap

  • Existing business plan and pitch deck 

  • Strong founder(s) and management team with a balance of technical and business experience

  • Ability to relocate to Redwood City, Carlifornia for the duration of the program. Remote/online participation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some selective travel to Redwood City may be required


To apply for the program, please fill in the Application form below.

Email us at for any inquiries.