Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) is the gateway for FinTech into UAE and the surrounding region. They have a new FinTech Accelerator programme called FinTech Hive, which is taking applications right now for their 2018 intake.
Launched in partnership with Accenture, the 2018 edition will build on last year’s success by providing a platform for the world’s most innovative start-ups the opportunity to test, develop and adapt their solutions to meet the evolving needs of the region’s financial services and insurance industries.
In addition to offering international entrepreneurs a chance to apply lessons from around the world, FinTech Hive at DIFC opens opportunities for those who understand the regional challenges.
Initial selection of programme participants will be based on maturity, life stage, market traction and financing profiles. Applicants will need to have a well-defined prototype or service implemented in at least one market and be looking to expand into the region. This year’s programme will start on Sept. 4 and culminate at an Investor Day later in the year, when up to 10 participants will present their solutions to an audience of venture capitalists and financial industry executives.
This year’s programme will once again focus on all areas of FinTech, including Islamic FinTech and RegTech, with a dedicated stream for InsurTech.
Please note that applications will close on Sunday, 24 June 2018.