Apply To The Data Access Residency

Eligible early-stage startups are welcome to submit an application. We accept startups from around the world. Applications always open and are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Eligibility & Selection


To apply for the Fintech Sandbox Data Access Residency, startups must meet the below qualifications. Applicants need:

  • To be incorporated.
  • A dedicated leadership team working full-time or have a clear path to full-time.
  • A CTO and/or developers with the capacity to intake large amounts of data.
  • An alpha product or demo.
  • An annual recurring revenue of less than $1 million USD.
  • A clear use case for the desired data sets that are for testing and development purposes only (data accessed through the program cannot be used for direct commercialization).


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis—there is no deadline. Once you’ve submitted your application, the Fintech Sandbox team will review your submission for eligibility requirements and data use case. We will provide a response within 5-10 business days.


Interview 1

Based on your application review, we will contact you via email to arrange a first-round interview. This initial interview provides an opportunity for us to get to know you, your product, and your team. The first-round interview is typically a 25-minute video call with members of the Fintech Sandbox.


Interview 2

After your first interview, we will notify you regarding moving forward to the second-round interview. This interview is designed to go more in-depth on your product, market, and roadmap. We ask that you present a live demo or walk us through a detailed use case of your product. The second-round interview is typically a 45-minute video call with the Fintech Sandbox team as well as a few of our Advocates.



After the interview process, we will review your application and interview feedback, and then notify you of acceptance into the program. If there is any additional information needed to help with the decision, we will reach out to you during the process.

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