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Accelerator

The goal of our Accelerator is to grow a marketplace for FinTech products and services.

About the programme

If you’re a competitive FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech or Islamic FinTech startup looking for opportunities in one of the most exciting financial industry regions in the world, then this programme is for you! Our programme offers the most innovative of startups mentoring, workshops, funding opportunities, industry insights, marketing exposure and more.

Be part of this dynamic 12-week programme where you can test and develop your solutions under the mentorship of leading banking and insurance institutions. During the first phase of the programme you will get the chance to pitch your business to financial institution and insurance partners located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. Following, you will be paired with mentors to complete the second phase of the programme to further refine your product proposition and possibly engage in a Proof of Concept. The programme concludes with an Investor Day where you will get the chance to present to a large audience of investors, industry leaders, media, and other members of the FinTech Community.

Best of all, we do not take an equity stake from startups who participate in our accelerator programme!

What we offer

Programme benefits

Address priorities of leading international and regional financial institution and insurance partners

USD 1.5M of marketing & PR exposure

Access to investor network of VCs and Angels, including DIFC'S USD 100M FinTech Fund

Events and networking opportunities with community of like-minded individuals

Partner support services worth over USD 50K, including legal clinics, tech solutions and talent workshops

Fast-tracked application to regulatory sandbox scheme (Innovation Testing License)

Co-working space worth USD 3K in DIFC, MEASA's leading international financial centre

Network of partnerships with 14 international accelerators and associations

Our Servcies

Programme eligibility

1

Demonstrate Minimum Viable Product and be willing to provide partners to it during the programme

3

Demonstrate that access to Financial Services executives will have a meaningful impact on your growth prospects

2

Nominate 1-2 members of your Senior Team (e.g. Founder/ CEO and/or CTO/ Lead Developer) as representatives

4

Commit at least 1 representative to be in Dubai at any point in time during the 3-month programme

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