FinTech Hive welcomes 22 innovative startups for its 2018 accelerator programme

Raja Al Mazrouei – EVP of FinTech Hive at DIFC
Raja Al Mazrouei – EVP of FinTech Hive at DIFC
  • 22 finalists join the 2018 edition, along with 21 partners
  • The 2018 Programme expands its scope beyond Fintech to include Insurtech, RegTech and Islamic Fintech

Dubai, UAE: – FinTech Hive, the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced today the commencement of the 2018 edition of its accelerator programme, in partnership with Accenture. The second edition received an overwhelming response of over 300 applications that were created from all around the world, of which 22 finalists were selected.

The accelerator programme consists of a 12-week curriculum in which a group of selected finalists work closely with financial institutions and other stakeholders to create innovative and forward-looking solutions that aim to address the evolving needs of the region’s financial services industry. Applicants were evaluated by the programme’s 21 partners. The partners assessed the applications through a set of criteria, including business proposition viability, applicability of technology to the region, potential to benefit from the programme mentorship and the entrepreneurs behind the companies, followed by extensive one-on-one interviews.

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