FinTech Hive at DIFC Broadens 2018 Programme, Expands International Outreach

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FinTech Hive at DIFC Broadens 2018 Programme, Expands International Outreach
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SOURCE : Zawya - FinTech Hive at DIFC Broadens 2018 Programme, Expands International Outreach


Dubai, UAE - FinTech Hive at DIFC, the first financial technology accelerator in the region established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), today announced that its upcoming programme will expand its themes to include insurance, Islamic finance, and regulatory technology services.

The 2018 edition will build on the success of its inaugural accelerator programme, launched last year in partnership with Accenture, a leading global professional services company.  The programme will continue to bridge the gap between innovative tech entrepreneurs and financial industry giants, while providing a platform that enables the development of cutting-edge innovation in line with Dubai Plan 2021 and the Centre’s 2024 Strategy.

This year’s cycle will welcome First Abu Dhabi Bank, Arab Bank, and Noor Bankas new Financial Institution partners, along with returning partners such as Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Citigroup, Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, HSBC, Mashreq, Standard Chartered, UAE Exchange and Visa. The participating Financial Institutions will ideate, collaborate and partner with startups in a wide-ranging 12-week mentorship and networking programme.

FinTech Hive at DIFC will also feature the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) as a strategic partner again this year. The DIEDC will focus on reaching start-ups in Islamic Finance, an important pillar for the region.

This year’s cycle will welcome First Abu Dhabi Bank, Arab Bank, and Noor Bankas new Financial Institution partners, along with returning partners such as Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Citigroup, Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, HSBC, Mashreq, Standard Chartered, UAE Exchange and Visa. The participating Financial Institutions will ideate, collaborate and partner with startups in a wide-ranging 12-week mentorship and networking programme.

 

 
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