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Rise London

Rise London

The Home of FinTech in London

Rise London closed until further notice

Following official guidance from the UK Government on 23 March, our Rise London building is now closed until further notice.

Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for further details.

Welcome to Rise London

Rise, created by Barclays, is a global community of the world's top innovators working together to create the future of financial services.

Rise operates FinTech hubs around the world, where cutting-edge startups and scaleups can connect, create and scale their businesses, backed by our Barclays' global network of industry experts, mentors, investors and partners.

Get unparalleled access to mentorship, insights, guidance and world-class facilities to accelerate your business, right in the heart of Shoreditch at Rise London.

What's happening at Rise London

For the latest list of virtual events happening across the Rise network, check out our Events page. You can also join our Meetup group for our latest event updates.

2020 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Applications are now open for the 2020 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. It is an intensive 13-week programme designed to fast-track the next generation of FinTech businesses, while also bringing innovation and application opportunities to Barclays.

We're looking for a diverse group of companies who are pushing innovation across the financial services industry. From cyber security and artificial intelligence through to wealth management, investment banking, big data and cryptocurrency - any area of FinTech will be considered.

OpenFin Financial Desktop Innovation Contest

Rise, created by Barclays, a global network of cutting-edge FinTech workspaces, and OpenFin, the operating system that powers financial desktops, are partnering to support the next generation of Corporate Investment Banking FinTech companies. The partnership will combine the benefits of the OpenFin Operating System and the Rise ecosystem to find efficiencies for businesses and drive the financial services industry forward.

The Competition: Barclays and OpenFin are offering a unique opportunity to win a £20,000 cash prize that could take your business to the next level. We are seeking the best technology companies based in EU/UK, focused on building the next generation of financial desktop applications to join the competition. 

Do you think your company has what it takes to win? We welcome you to apply.

If you're interested in hosting your event in our space at Rise London, get in touch with us for details of availability and cost.

Workspaces at Rise London

If you're looking for a workspace for your FinTech in London, there's nowhere better than Rise London.

What you need - when you need it. And only five minutes from Old Street tube station. 

Private office

Private office

Premium seating

Soundproof office

Access to all facilities

Private desk

Private desk

Premium seating

Space for branding

Access to all facilities

And there's plenty more facilities available for you;

 Accelerator space
 
 Auditorium
 
 Bike shed
 
 Cafe
 
 
 Disabled access
 
 Kitchen
 
 Live streaming
 
 Lockers
 Meeting rooms
 
 Member benefits
 
 Onsite team
 
 Phone booths
 Podcast room
 
 Printing
 
 Showers
 
 Tea/coffee

Meet the Rise London team

We're here to help you connect to mentors and talent, and provide access to global corporations and capital to help your business grow.

Magdalena Krön

FinTech Platform Lead

Magdalena Krön

Rise Global FinTech Platform Director and shortlisted for the Champion for Women Award, Magda is in charge of one of Europe’s largest FinTech hubs and is building a network of the most transformative technologies in financial services today. 

Tony Margiotta

General Manager

Tony Margiotta

A keen life mentor, business advisor and connector within the London ecosystem with a diverse database of individuals in leading-edge markets.

A Londoner, introducer, motivator, early adopter and Commando trained. Being ex-military helps with being calm in a crisis and reacting to fast-changing events.

Programmes at Rise London

Supporting innovation and growth by bringing you and acknowledged experts together

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

An intensive 13-week programme designed to accelerate your startup. 

As well as getting unprecedented access to our network and knowledge base, successful applicants will also gain invaluable insights from some of the smartest minds in the startup and FinTech worlds.

Unreasonable Impact

Unreasonable Impact

Unreasonable Group and Barclays have built Unreasonable Impact to support companies positioned to create 500+ jobs each over the next five years.

Unreasonable Impact will become an R&D engine, helping address the global unemployment crisis by scaling up entrepreneurs worldwide.

Where to find Rise London

Rise London is located in Shoreditch, right at the heart of London's FinTech scene.

41 Luke Street, Shoreditch, LONDON, EC2A 4DP

By tube: Old Street station (5 minutes), Shoreditch High Street (10 minutes), Liverpool Street (10 minutes).

By bus: The 135, 205 and 47 all head to Curtain Road.

By foot: We're located on the corner of Mark Street and Luke Street.

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