Global financial services group BBVA is launching a new fintech accelerations program.
Called the BBVA Open Innovation Acceleration Program, the project is aimed at giving businesses a targeted helping hand on the road to growth.
Over the course of nine-months, those selected for the program will receive expert guidance and support from senior leaders at the bank on a range of topics.
These include several sessions on areas like technological implementation, sales techniques and marketing.
The sessions take place at the BBVA Open Space in Madrid, roughly once a month, as well as online involvement designed by Adventurees and regular meet-ups with a mentor from within the business.
With a particular focus on growing a fast-growth business with an international outlook, the program also ensures startup business leaders can interact with BBVA experts in different countries, as well as ensuring they connect with other entrepreneurs for shared learning.
Led by BBVA’s Head of Open Innovation Ainhoa Campo, The program has been based on the Randy Goldsmith model and its focus on working as part of a bigger ecosystem. It is aimed at ‘startups’ that have an early stage or seed profile, and are developing fintech or fintech-related products or services.
Those looking to take part are expected to be mature enough to have at least one minimal viable product in a go-to-market readiness stage, but who are now looking for help with speeding up their project’s success.
To find out more about the program, visit https://openspace.bbva.com/madrid/programa-de-aceleracion/