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About IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator

IBM is looking for 30 early-stage fintech and healthtech startups from around the world to participate in its two-year accelerator program.

If your startup is collecting, storing, and/or transmitting personally identifiable information such as medical and/or financial records and is looking for a platform to help keep your customer data secure, you have found the right program.

Selected startups will have access to one-on-one technical advisors from IBM architects and engineers and an experienced network of business mentors and thought leaders.

IBM will host a series of workshops. Each startup will be able to attend one workshop series. Details on how these workshops will be conducted will be shared when cohort selections occur in mid-September, as IBM is continuing to evaluate the safest and most effective means to host them. The workshop series will include design thinking, investment readiness, pitch refinement, go to market strategy and execution, marketing collaboration, and details on joining the IBM Partner Program.

Selected startups will receive up to $10,000 in monthly IBM Cloud technology credits. By the end of the first year of the program, the cohort will have had the opportunity to each receive up to $120,000 in credits. The cohort will have access to IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services, a variety of cloud solutions available within the world of IBM, and other IBM solutions such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and/or Watson Health.

Diversity and Inclusion

IBM recognizes that diversity and inclusion are integral to a company’s profitability and strategic objectives-solidifying the connection between customer satisfaction and winning in the marketplace. IBM values opportunities for businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, LGBT+, veterans service disabled veterans, and disabled persons.

Application Deadline - August 16

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*Pitch Deck must contain problem statement, mission, vision, value proposition, target market and/or audience, one-year business plan, stage of the product (idea, POC, MVP, GA), team bios, business model, and what support you would like from IBM.

Who should apply?

  • Startups less than 5 years old
  • Less than $1M USD in revenue
  • Applying startups can be located anywhere globally
  • Matching email address and website
  • Fintech and healthtech startups

Why should you apply?

  • A chance to partner with IBM
  • Virtual business mentorship over a one-year period
  • Virtual technical mentorship over a two-year period
  • Help drive business and social innovations across the financial services and healthcare industries

Preferred segments


  • AI, Analytics
    and ML

  • Business &
    Admin Tech

  • Cure

  • Digital

  • Supply Chain

  • Care

  • Revenue Cycle

  • Cyber


Financing and Lending

  • Lending & Credit
  • Trade Finance
  • Asset Leasing
  • Crowd Financing
  • Risk Transfer

Capital and Alternate Markets

  • Market Creation
  • Alternative Asset
  • Securitization/ Syndication
  • Real Estate Tech


  • Micro Insurance
  • On Demand Coverage
  • Analytics & operations

Banking and Enabling Tech

  • Anayltics
  • Data Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Regulation Tech
  • Blockchain Solution
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

Asset Management

  • Personal Finance
  • Credit Analysis


  • B2B / B2C / B2B2C
  • Money Transfer

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