The third cycle of Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai’s industry-focused accelerator programme has successfully concluded during the annual Demo Day, with 11 startups pitching ideas to investors, corporate partners, mentors, experts and a general audience.
Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai was launched in 2018 in partnership with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), VISA, Mashreq bank and HSBC and to date has successfully graduated more than 30 FinTech startups in the fields of payments, lending and Islamic digital banking across three cohorts.
Supporting Dubai’s 2021 plan to become a pivotal global hub for financial services, innovation and technology and the program partners’ vision to drive the future of finance, Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai’s Demo Day has swiftly become one of the most highly anticipated events on the industry calendar for founders and entrepreneurs as well as corporate partners seeking to discover the next generation of financial innovation firms.
The Demo Day was exclusively live-streamed from the recently launched PwC Experience Centre located in Dubai; providing attendees with an unforgettable immersive hybrid experience. The Demo Day concludes an annual intensive three-month growth programme to support the business growth of the participating startups and prepare them for operations and future scaling.
The event launched with an opening note from Lars Buch, CEO of Rainmaking in MENA & Russia, providing inspiration and anecdotes from his tenure at one of the world’s most active industry-focused startup accelerators. This was followed by a keynote from Moussa Beidas, Director of Ideation at PwC Dubai who shared words of wisdom with the founders of the 11 firms participating in Demo Day.
The 11 startups graduating from the programme have benefitted from mentor