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FinTech 50

The Industry’s Most Talented, Exhibiting At FinTech Abu Dhabi

 

The FinTech 50 showcases the world’s most exciting and innovative FinTech emerging and scaling businesses from across the world. FinTech Abu Dhabi provides leaders with a lasting community to connect with smart investors, industry-leading innovators and the right partners to collaborate and scale.

The FinTech 50 recognises the leading emerging financial technology talent from around the world. FinTech Abu Dhabi will be the place to meet with pioneers building the future of financial technologies. It provides government, corporate partners and investors with a marketplace to collaborate and unlock growth.

Apply to be part of the FinTech 50 in 2020

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Benefits of being a part of the FinTech 50

  • Pitch to Investors on the show floor
  • Access to the Investor Forum, a private and exclusive event on October 21, where startups will have 1-1 meetings with leading regional and international investors
  • Listen & learn from StartUp Battles
  • Have the opportunity to connect with Corporate Champions
  • Gain global brand awareness through the FinTech Abu Dhabi extensive marketing campaign
  • A range of networking opportunities throughout the three day event
  • Meet likeminded individuals at the Urban Experience
  • Join the FinTech 50 global network and be kept up-to-date on future opportunities
  • Meet the movers and shakers of FinTech at MENA's largest FinTech & Financial Event
  • Increase your awareness to international opportunities

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Global Community

Listen & Learn

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Selected Companies of the FinTech 50 will receive:

  • Selected companies will receive a 1m x 1m booth to exhibit
  • FinTech 50 companies receive 2 free tickets to FinTech Abu Dhabi
  • Travel and accommodation to FinTech Abu Dhabi for selected companies up to $1,200.
  • Join the FinTech 50 global network and be kept up to date on future opportunities

Selection Criteria

  • The team has a clear ability to deliver (market experience, technical ability, etc.)
  • The market problem is compelling while demonstrating a clear market opportunity
  • Evidence of traction indicators, whether financial or other (e.g. subscribers, waiting list, letters of interest etc.)
  • Indicates a considered business model
  • Suggests a unique idea with a clear value proposition
  • Broadly align with FinTech Abu Dhabi content themes, including the Innovation Challenge Problem Statements

Be Considered for the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Startups which apply for the FinTech50 will be also considered for the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge, which in turn offers:

  • Expert guidance and solution refinement from Abu Dhabi Global Market and KPMG
  • Opportunity to ease and speed up a startup’s expansion in new markets through the support of Abu Dhabi Global Market and KPMG Lower Gulf as Strategic Partners
  • Chance to apply to the Hub71 incentive program and win subsidised housing, office space, and health insurance
  • Top 2 finalists will get an invitation to participate in Singapore Fintech Festival in Nov 2019 and chance to receive a grant of up to S$200,000 Singapore Dollar

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FAQ

What if I'm interested in more than one opportunity?

That's awesome! Abu Dhabi Global Market, powered by Unbound, wants to support ambitious emerging and scaling businesses as much as possible. That's why, when you apply, you can specify multiple opportunities of interest. However, if you apply for a corporate-sponsored activity, this might limit your ability to participate or be considered for opportunities such as the FinTech 50.


I've registered my interest, what's next?

Thanks for letting us know, you should have received a confirmation message. Once applications open fully we will send you an email to complete your application. When you submit your complete application, we review all applications periodically before applications close. If we like the look of your application, we'll get in touch to let you know you've been selected and set up a call.


Will I hear from you if I'm unsuccessful?

Unfortunately, we don't currently get in touch with unsuccessful applicants.


Can you help us secure visas?

In certain instances, we may offer invitations to aid your visa, but this is not something we will actively provide and certainly not as a guarantee.


Can you help with travel and accommodation?

The FinTech 50 offers selected companies a stipend for travel and accommodation. More info will be provided once applications are open.


What are the selection criteria?

For the FinTech 50, we select businesses based on your application and any additional information relating to your application such as websites. The Startup Ecosystem team will review your application based on the following, basic criteria: Your team has a clear ability to deliver (market experience, technical ability, etc.). The market problem your business is addressing is compelling while demonstrating a clear market opportunity. You give evidence of traction indicators, whether financial or other (e.g. subscribers, waiting list, letters of interest etc.) and your application indicates a considered business model, finally we want to be sure your business suggests a unique idea with a clear value proposition.


How are businesses selected?

Abu Dhabi Global Market, together with Unbound, will review all applications periodically before the deadline. Applications will be judged against the basic selection criteria.


Is it completely free if my business is selected?

For the FinTech 50, most costs are covered. Each member of the FinTech 50 will be featured on the Unbound website and in the festival brochure. Selected businesses will receive a 1m x 1m booth to exhibit. All FinTech 50 businesses receive 2 free tickets to FinTech Abu Dhabi. Each business will also be invited to join the FinTech 50 global network and be kept up to date on future opportunities. However, each business will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence while attending the event.


When can I set up?

The Startup Ecosystem team will confirm when you will be on site to set up before the event. This will be before the main venue opens and those arriving late may be subject to a 'no show fee'.


What happens if I can't make it on the day?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend an Unbound event. These opportunities are limited and we do not want others to miss out. Equally, if you cancel within 24 hrs of the event beginning you will be subject to the 'no show fee'.


Do we always have to be at our stand?

We ask that all emerging businesses exhibiting at Unbound are present and at their stand throughout the event. To help manage this expectation, we supply each business multiple free delegates passes to ensure you're able to share the responsibility and make the most of the event.


What's included if I'm selected?

Members of the FinTech 50 will receive a 1m x 1m booth to exhibit. All FinTech 50 businesses receive 2 free tickets to FinTech Abu Dhabi.


What about pull up banners and TV screens?

Pull up banners and large TV screens are not permitted. Small tabletop screens are allowed on your stand.


Can we leave stuff overnight?

You are welcome to leave belongings onsite, however, you agree to do so at your own risk. Unbound and its partners do not accept responsibility for anything left onsite throughout the event.


What if I'm interested in other opportunities, such as a corporate sponsor's startup battle?

If you apply for any corporate sponsored activities, such as startup battles, we will not consider your application to the FinTech 50, Pitch to Investors or the Female Founders Challenge until a decision has been made on your involvement in that activity. If you apply for the FinTech Awards for Excellence or the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge, you will automatically be considered for the FinTech 50.

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