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FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards

New for 2019 - The FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards

Showcasing the very best in global FinTech innovation across nine inspirational categories, the awards will serve to elevate grassroots talent and celebrate the boldest ideas and initiatives driving the industry.

They will create an industry-wide, internationally recognised gold standard for excellence in the field of FinTech while promoting and supporting existing and emerging talent within the UAE and the wider MENA region. Judged by an expert panel of global FinTech luminaries and supported by our corporate champions, the FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards will celebrate unique achievements in FinTech innovation, be they in-house at a bank, financial institution or corporate, part of an accelerator or incubator programme or at a cutting edge startup with an industry-shaping new technology.

Awards Categories & Criteria

Focusing on Innovation, Impact and Influence - share your FinTech story by selecting the Awards category that reflects your business and your story. Show how you've seized an opportunity or revolutionised an industry and the impact of this.

Please note; the deadline for entries for the awards is Monday 23rd September 2019.

FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards 2019

UAE FINTECH FOUNDER

UAE-based emerging business (< 5 years old) with a local founder.
Founder described as an individual who has been instrumental. Must have a physical office in the UAE and a product/service deployed.

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MENA FINTECH OF THE YEAR

MENA-based emerging business (< 5 years old) with a local founder. Founder described as an individual who has been instrumental. Must have a physical office in MENA and a product/service deployed.

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FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards 2019

FINTECH INVESTORS

An investor that has deployed capital of no less than USD$100K into an emerging FinTech business with a physical presence in the UAE/MENA region.

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FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards 2019

EMERGING FINTECH TALENT

A UAE/MENA University recent graduate (3 years or less), student or team that has published or created a FinTech solution deemed original/innovative.

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FINTECH LEADER

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.

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FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards 2019

EMERGING MARKETS FINTECH

Emerging Markets defined as any African or South-East Asian Nation (excluding Singapore). The emerging business (<5 years old) must have a founder local to the nation it was founded in. Must also have a physical office in one or more of the Emerging Market Nations and a product/service deployed.

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FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards 2019

FINTECH ACCELERATOR

Accelerator present in the UAE/MENA region supporting emerging FinTech businesses either locally or globally.

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FINTECH CORPORATE INNOVATION PROGRAMME

An innovation programme delivered to support FinTech innovation in large or medium enterprises from the UAE/MENA region.

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FINTECH WOMAN OF THE YEAR

A female role model who led innovative solutions in the financial services driving positive change in the UAE/MENA region.

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Judging Process

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Shortlisting
Each entry will be judged solely on the content submitted via the online entry form. 
Entries shall be considered in accordance with the judging criteria and at the judging panel's discretion. 

 

 

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Final Judgement
Judges will receive the list of nominees and will review the entries before FinTech Abu Dhabi. At the event, they will participate in the official judging day which will take place at FinTech Abu Dhabi to select the final winners of each category.
Winners in each category will then be selected from the shortlist by the Judges and will be announced by ADGM at the event.

Judging Criteria

Innovate

Does the nominee seize a real opportunity? Does it have the power to revolutionise the industry or market?

Impact

To pass this test, there must be real visible or high potential for impact such as profit, new products and/or efficiency. This should also consider impact on the ecosystem, such as support or contributions.

Influence

Determined with recognition by media or other external stakeholders. Plus the effect of the project on the intended audience, demonstrated through measurable business outcomes.

How to apply


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Submit your application via the online form here

Applicants will need submit basic personal information as well as short written statements to demonstrate their eligibility to the specific categories they are nominated for. Please note, only the submission will be reviewed.
Applicants are invited to submit headshots and/or a group photo which may be used in promotional materials for FinTech Abu Dhabi.

 

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