The Incubator

The Incubator

Grow and scale your business by collaborating with Thomson Reuters

The Incubator, hosted in Thomson Reuters Labs Zurich region, offers office space, mentoring from a diverse group of seasoned executives and entrepreneurs, and access to Thomson Reuters data & technology capabilities. In addition, the 6-month program seeks to facilitate the interaction of early stage startups with our network of customers and investors. We do not take equity!

Benefits to your startup

Based on the specific circumstances and needs, The Incubator seeks to provide the resident startups with:

  • Free office space, meeting rooms and connectivity
  • Free access to Thomson Reuters data and tools
  • Interaction with our network of well established customers and investors
  • Free mentorship, training and extensive domain expertise
  • Opportunity to participate in joint initiatives with Thomson Reuters Labs, other startups, and university partners
Meeting with the project group

Our focus areas

The following innovation clusters within the FinTech, RegTech and LegalTech markets are the focus areas that Thomson Reuters seek start-up partnership opportunities for:

  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Cognitive computing
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Distributed ledgers
  • Big data
  • Social sentiment
  • Advanced analytics
  • Machine readable news
  • Automated data collection & analysis
Global connection technology mapping

Application information

Thomson Reuters is seeking early-stage entrepreneurs building next-generation products in Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Distributed Ledgers, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other transformational technologies.

Innovate with Thomson Reuters
Grow and scale your business by collaborating with Thomson Reuters and its partners during our six month program. Get hands-on mentoring from a diverse group of seasoned Thomson Reuters advisors, business and technology executives. Connect with our product teams to explore joint go-to-market and co-development opportunities.

Who should apply
We’re looking for disruptors that collaborate. We want innovators to bring incredible product ideas, a top-tier technical team, a solid business plan and the passion to build something that will transform our industry.

The Incubator, hosted in Thomson Reuters Labs Zurich region, will connect you with the resources and experts to help make your product vision a reality.

Application criteria

Startups interested in being considered to join The Incubator should meet the following minimum criteria before submitting an application.

Technology aligned to our focus areas:

  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Cognitive computing
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Distributed ledgers
  • Big data
  • Social sentiment
  • Advanced analytics
  • Machine readable news
  • Automated data collection & analysis

Early stage companies: Pre-Series A Seed Funded

Strong technology founders: Top-tier technical founders and team.

Ready to grow and scale with Thomson Reuters: At least a working product prototype to demo.

At least one founder must be willing to be located full-time in our Incubator for the duration of the programme.

Our selection process

Our selection process includes due diligence on your business plan, leadership team and competitive differentiation in the market. Finalists must participate in interviews and on-site pitch events in front of Thomson Reuters executives. We set a high bar because our goal is to admit the best innovators building the best technologies.

You can download the list of questions from our application form to help you prepare for the process.

Innovative products from across Thomson Reuters

Get in touch with The Incubator

You can contact us if you have any questions about The Incubator or the application process.

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