Rise brings together the world’s best and brightest startups and experts to create the future of financial services Rise operates a global network of connected sites in seven of the world’s top FinTech ecosystems Rise delivers numerous programmes that bring startups and corporates together to solve some of the biggest challenges facing financial services Rise exists to create the ultimate tools for innovation and growth in financial services Rise is an exclusive community where the best and brightest can develop, collaborate, and scale together

Rise is a community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers, from rising startups to industry leaders, working together to create the future of financial services.

A community that helps you create and grow

Collaborate with experts and other businesses in a worldwide support network focused on FinTech.

Work in a physical and digital environment designed to help you thrive.

‘This environment breeds innovation – you learn through osmosis.’Everledger

Rise community

Intensive Accelerator Programmes

Get access to mentors, technology and networks that can push your business forward through programmes such as the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars.

"Rise has a unique combination of freedom, structure, access and informality."MARK Labs

Barclays Accelerator

Draw on Barclays’ history of innovation

Share the pioneering approach that helped us develop the world’s first cash machine, the UK’s first credit card and the UK’s first debit card.

"Rise is a trampoline for a company."Everledger

History of Innovation

Amazing spaces in 7 locations across the world

It takes as little as one person with a great idea to create something that changes the way we do things.

But that person needs resources, collaborators and support – and that’s what Rise offers you.

Worldwide locations

Rise is the Barclays open innovation programme

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If you’re involved in FinTech, you need to be involved in Rise.

Free Rise Membership

  • Receive our weekly newsletter
  • Invites to upcoming events
  • Invites to upcoming programmes

Paid Rise Membership

  • Receive our weekly newsletter
  • Access exclusive Rise and Barclays events
  • Invites to upcoming programmes
  • Book meeting rooms and theatres
  • Access to desk space at one of our locations
  • Access to Barclays support and expertise


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7 locations

    New York
    Cape Town
    Tel Aviv