Rise Start-Up Academy

Rise Start-Up Academy

Applications are closed, register your interest for future dates

Rise Start-Up Academy equips you with skills and tools to help you get fit for market. Here you’ll think about your entire business and all its moving parts, learn to pitch for funding, grow your customer base, and launch with confidence.

Continue to refine your MVP, explore pricing, and develop an understanding of business model dynamics. 

The Academy is built around a set schedule and key learning milestones. You’ll have access to a range of modules, a wealth of exclusive content, and a community of like-minded individuals with whom you can share challenges whilst you support each other.

  • The Basics
  • Programme Details
  • Programme Applicants
  • Programme Leadership

Is the Rise Start-Up Academy the best fit for you?

You're a fintech founder of an early-stage start-up with a team of up to 4.

You’ve validated your idea and have secured, or are securing, your first customers and looking for pre-seed or early-seed stage funding in the next 12 months.

You're based in the US, Canada, Europe or UK.

Applications are currently closed. Register your interst for our future cohort.

Rise Start-Up Academy alumni

"So proud to have been part of this programme and this community. Your support made a huge difference!"

Jonathan Neumann, Founder of Climataa

"Participating in the Rise Start-Up Academy programme was a fantastic experience for Zeed. It provided us with invaluable practical knowledge with guidance from experienced mentors, programme managers and fellow participants."

Rohan Regmi, Co-Founder of Zeed

"Being a part of the Rise Start-Up Academy at our early stage not only gave us the knowledge and education to build as a business, it also opened up the entire Rise fintech ecosystem to us as a network. Hugely beneficial!"

Sonal Bagga, Founder and CEO of Namma