Western Union Launches First Accelerator Class with Techstars

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June 10, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the first class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars. The class roster of 10 early-stage companies reflects a diverse range of startups that are innovating to capture opportunities in next-generation payment technology and cross-border money movement.

In addition to funding and dedicated co-working space at Serendipity Labs in Denver, the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars provides startups with intensive business strategy support and exposure to a strong bench of experts from Western Union and the Techstars global network of mentors. During the three-month program, participating startups will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading fintech professionals to refine their business models and accelerate growth. At the end of the program, the companies will spotlight their innovations and progress to potential investors at a demo day in Denver.

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