Meet the Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai Accelerator’s first 10 companies

Press Release 

Startupbootcamp launched its inaugural FinTech cohort in Dubai earlier this year in February. After 4 months of recruiting, meeting with, and reviewing hundreds of startup applicants from around the world, the final top 10 startups were selected to participate in a 3 month intensive acceleration program.

The first cohort of 10 innovative startups consists of both local and international entrepreneurs, hailing from 11 different countries: Dubai, Singapore, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Thailand, Ghana, Morocco, Ukraine, and Czech Republic.

The startups’ areas of focus span across Crowd Lending, Remittance, Customer Relationship Management, Financial Education and Inclusion, Risk analytics, Business Valuation, and Payment Processing technologies.

Through working with world-class experts, local and global mentors, and corporate partners, the startups are addressing big problems in emerging markets both in the MENA region and globally.

Startupbootcamp has teamed up with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Visa, Mashreq, and HSBC, who have proudly formed an alliance to support Startupbootcamp and its future cohorts. Together they are working towards developing and strengthening a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai and the greater MENA region.

Startupbootcamp is excited to announce their Demo Day on the evening of April 30th where all 10 of their startups will present their businesses, the traction they have made during the program. Click HERE to RSVP

Here’s a full list of the inaugural batch companies

(Click on the name of the startup to visit their website)


The digital wallet for the remittance community; faster, cheaper and providing access for financial inclusion.

Founders: Kevin Kilty

Sector: FinTech, Remittance; B2C


White-label SaaS that simplifies, automates and digitizes the entire process of salary and invoice advances to employees and suppliers of their corporate clients.

Founders: Bruno Gremez, Samir Kasmi

Sector: FinTech; B2B


Crowd-lending platform that connects finance to farmers.

Founders: Akwasi Tagoe, Lovell Larbie

Sector: FinTech, AgriTech


Online lending and client scoring products.

Founders: Oleg Shram, Fred Pollack, Olga Velikaya, Alexey Tsibilyuk

Sector: FinTech, Alternative Lending; B2C


Salutat partners with emerging markets financial institutions to automate and improve digital customer experience via WhatsApp and other channels.

Founders: Mike Driver, Sam Upra

Sector: FinTech, Client Management; B2B


Delivers risk analytics as-a-service, powered by artificial intelligence.

Founders: Pierre Proner, Flinn Dolman, Jaime van Oers

Sector: FinTech; B2B


Finance education for kids and new clients for banks.

Founders: Roman Potemkin, Maryna Potemkina, Dmytro Gusev, Yaroslav Golovach

Sector: FinTech, EdTech; B2B


AI-powered chatbot for retail banks to finally leverage their customer data and offer them a smoother experience.

Founders: Arthur Maisonnier, Jessica Scianimanica

Sector: FinTech, B2B


Valuation as a service technology made to promote equity investments in startups and SMEs.

Founders: Akram El Youssi, Yasir Tahir, Yaser Kanouni

Sector: FinTech, B2B


A seamless and secure mobile checkout solution for retailers to eliminate customer queuing, enable direct marketing, provide in-store data and inventory management optimization.

Founders: Mohammed Saadat, Nick Vamvoukakis

Sector: FinTech, Retail


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