FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards

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Gold Standard of FinTech Excellence

FinTech Abu Dhabi Award Winner Startup Bootcamp 2019

Showcasing the very best in global FinTech innovation across nine inspirational categories, the FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards serves to elevate grassroots talent and celebrate the boldest ideas and initiatives driving the industry.

They create an industry-wide, internationally recognised gold standard for excellence in the field of FinTech while promoting and supporting existing and emerging talent globally and within the MENA region. Judged by an expert panel of global FinTech luminaries and supported by our corporate champions, the FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards celebrates unique achievements in FinTech innovation.

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Categories For 2020 Included

Best UAE FinTech Entrepreneur

 Criteria: An exceptional founder of a UAE-based business (< 5 years old). A FinTech entrepreneur whose achievements over the last year highlight customer growth, sales, funds raised, impact of the product or service and leadership in the ecosystem.

Sponsored By Authority of Social Contribution - Ma'an

Sponsored By Authority of Social Contribution - Ma'an

 

MENA FinTech Startup of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to an outstanding MENA-based business (< 5 years old) with a local founder. The company must have a physical office in MENA and a product/service launched.

Sponsored By Etisalat Digital

FinTech Abu Dhabi - Award Sponsor - Etisalat Digital

Global FinTech Startup of The Year

Criteria: The global FinTech startup that has demonstrated excellence in its industry sector – either through its innovative products or services, its evident business growth, its market competitiveness, or its industry impact.

Sponsored By Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

FinTech Abu Dhabi - Global FinTech Startup of the Year Award - Sponsored by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

FinTech Investment of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to the VC Investor that has deployed significant capital into FinTech businesses with a physical presence in the UAE/MENA region.

Islamic FinTech to Watch

Criteria: Awarded to the business (< 5 years old) that has shown the most potential in terms of growth and market impact in the UAE/MENA region.

Sponsored By Grant Thornton

FinTech Abu Dhabi - Islamic FinTech To Watch - Sponsored By Grant Thornton

FinTech Partnership of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to the most productive and effective partnership or collaboration between a corporate/institution and a startup/scaleup which created an incredible mutual value.

FinTech Initiative of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to a government, trade agency, financial institution or regulator which launched an innovation program or policy initiative.

Sponsored By DLA Piper

Sponsored By DLA Piper

MENA Future FinTech Leader

Criteria: An individual demonstrating outstanding leadership in the transformation of the financial sector. Whether defining new standards, launching key technology initiatives or driving a regulatory-related change. Their impact must be seen to benefit the industry in the UAE/MENA region.

Sponsored By Hub71

FinTech Abu Dhabi Award - Sponsored By - Hub71

Global Future FinTech Leader

Criteria: The award recognises a Global FinTech person who has demonstrated the highest degree of FinTech excellence, innovation and leadership in the last year. Candidates should also have acted as a positive role model and actively sought to bring more diversity to the FinTech industry.

Sponsored By Masdar

FinTech Abu Dhabi - Award Sponsor - Masdar

The Finalists

 

The FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards had over 100 entries across all 9 inspirational categories. Congratulations to our finalists below.

Best UAE FinTech Entrepreneur


 

MENA FinTech Startup of the Year


 

Global FinTech Startup of the Year

FinTech Investment of the Year


 

Islamic FinTech to Watch


 

FinTech Partnership of the Year

FinTech Initiative of the Year


 

MENA Future FinTech Leader


 

Global Future FinTech Leader

The Judges

FinTech Abu Dhabi were pleased to welcome the following FinTech luminaries as our Judges for this year's Awards.

Co-Hosted by


                   

Host City

FinTech Abu Dhabi - Host City - Abu Dhabi
 

Government Partners


            

Platinum Partner

Accelerator Partner

Strategic Digital Partner

Gold Partner

Silver Partners


            

Bronze Partners

           

Education Partner

Trade Partner

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