The FinTech 100

Showcasing the Industry’s Most Promising Talent

The FinTech 100 provides leaders with an invaluable opportunity to connect with a community of curated regional and international investors, industry-leading innovators and the right partners to collaborate and scale.

For 2020, Abu Dhabi Global Market and Unbound will be scouring the planet for an expanded cohort of 100 of the world’s leading startup and scaleup talent in the financial technology space.

The FinTech 100 recognises the most disruptive, emerging minds from around the world on a Global Tour, and brings them to FinTech Abu Dhabi.

Who Should Apply?

The FinTech 100 is open to early and growth stage FinTech companies, with exceptional founding teams. In order for your application to be successful, your company must have a financially sustainable business model and a viable product.

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The FinTech 100 is open to disruptors across...





Capital Markets

Mortgage & Real Estate


Personal Finance

Payments & Billing

Wealth Management

Money Transfer & Remittances

Applications will be assessed based on your:

  • Founders:
    - Does the team the track record and qualifications?

  • Business Model:
    Does the business model have the potential to:
    - Promote significant growth, efficiency or competition in the financial sector
    - Promote better risk management solutions and regulatory outcomes for the financial industry
    - Improve the choices and welfare of clients
    - Does the solution indicate a considered and financially sustainable business model and solid customer acquisition strategy?

  • Company & Product Fit: 
    - Is there potential for socio-economic contribution to Abu Dhabi/UAE?
    - How will the company fit within the ADGM FinTech ecosystem?
    - Is the company compatible for the ADGM Digital Lab?

  • Potential:
    - Is the company's services/solution ready for market deployment?
    - Is there scope to apply core tech to multiple use cases?
    - Is there a path to scaling this business? 







Ready to take part?

This is your opportunity to join the world's most disruptive FinTech companies in securing international investment, forming critical partnerships and gaining global media coverage.

If you think your solution has what it takes to make the FinTech 100, click the link below to request more information.

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Benefits of joining the FinTech 100


We will provide stipend for travel and accommodation, so you can focus on your participation.


Showcase your solution with a complimentary 1m x 1m booth in the Exhibition.

adgm ecosystem

Direct Access to the ADGM ecosystem to discover market opportunities in the UAE and MENA region. 


Opportunity to offer your product in ADGM’s Digital Lab and showcase its value to a relevant audience. 

ftad regulator

Access to guidance and support from the ADGM financial regulators

mentorship ftad

Access to mentorship and support from HUB71’s ecosystem partners, including Microsoft,  Plug and Play, ADGM and Techstars

investors forum

Exclusive access to the Investor Forum, an invite-only gathering of leading regional and international investors


Access to Emerge Insights, including workshops and mentoring sessions from experts. 


Network and do business with world leading investors, VCs, corporates and brands.


Get coverage from globally recognised media sources, to expand brand awareness.

Get involved


We'll review all applications, and we will be in touch to let you know whether it has been accepted for further consideration. After this, we'll ask you to share additional details on your company and solution.

Once your position in the FinTech 100 is confirmed, we will  ensure you have the right tools for success!

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Here's some of last year's innovative participants...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market                  Central Bank of United Arab Emirates       



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Government Partners - 2019

Platinum Partners - 2019


Accelerator Partner - 2019


Gold Partner - 2019


Silver Partner - 2019



Bronze Partners - 2019


Education Partner - 2019


Media Partners - 2019


Arabic Technology Partner - 2019



Community Partners - 2019



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