The Ben Franklin Fintech Accelerator

The program helps stimulate the growth of financial technology start-ups in the Philadelphia region.

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The Accelerator combines award-winning curriculum and a peer-review investment process with unprecedented access to a who’s who of decision makers from the Philadelphia region’s finance sector including high value advisors, investors, and potential customers.

Entrepreneurs selected for the program will be the first in our region to participate in the Village Capital-created peer-evaluation model that received the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Innovation.

The curriculum includes significant participation from industry decision makers and investors, allowing startups to engage and build relationships throughout the program. This kind of high value exposure is priceless for early stage ventures. This initiative has the support of an outstanding advisory committee

and the broader Ben Franklin network.

Schedule of Events

Workshop 1: April 24 – 27

Workshop 2: May 30 – June 2

Workshop 3: June 26 – June 29


The program will take place at the offices of Ben Franklin in the Navy Yard.

Building 100 Innovation Center

4800 S 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19112