Partners 2019


Strategic Industry Partner

The UAE Banks Federation (UBF)



The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a not for profit organisation representing 50-member banks operating in the country, is the leading industry association for the UAE banking sector. Visit website


Government Partners

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority





Department of Economic Development

Department of Economic Development - Government Partner




Department of Finance 




Authority of Social Contribution - MA'AN



Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) is responsible for the definition of technology and IT policies, recommendation of standardised systems implementation across all Abu Dhabi government entities, the governance and use of government data, securing the government’s IT systems, communications network and government data. Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) is established to lead excellence in government services delivered to the public. They focus on leveraging the benefits of advanced technologies, value from data, and innovative solutions.

(ADDA) is responsible for the definition of technology and IT policies, recommendation of standardised systems implementation across all Abu Dhabi government entities, the governance and use of government data, securing the government’s IT systems, communications network and government data. View website


Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development proposes the best policies based on the latest research and statistical data from local, regional and global indicators, to drive growth and diversity across various sectors that advance Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

The Department also prepares strategic programs by adopting the best economic and administrative practices, employing the best human resources and using the latest global technology and expertise in this area. It advances the economic interests of Abu Dhabi by cooperating with regional and international partners, creating smart synergies built on transparency, innovation and knowledge exchange. All this benefits the business ecosystem and makes Abu Dhabi’s investment globally attractive. A competitive investment climate is further enhanced by promoting the emirate’s business-friendly strengths worldwide. View website


The Department of Finance was established in 1962, and it plays a fundamental role in providing Abu Dhabi government entities with the best-in-class financial services and specialized solutions as well as managing available resources efficiently.

Thus, our mission is to enhance the prosperity of the Abu Dhabi community by contributing to overall economic growth and promoting the private sector participation. DoF has five main directorates: Budgeting, Customs, Government Accounts, Support Services and Information Technology. View website



Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an was established in February 2019 by the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi with the aim of bringing together the government, the private sector and civil society to support a culture of social contribution and participation. The authority will deliver solutions for social challenges with four main pillars of work – a Social Investment Fund, a Social Incubator Program, a Social Volunteering Program and the introduction of a new type of public contracting, Social Impact Bonds. View website


Platinum Partners

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange





ADCB - Platinum Partner



Etihad Airways



Hub 71

Hub71 - Platinum Partner


Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established on 15th of November 2000 by Local Law No. (3) of 2000, the provisions of which vests the Market with a legal entity of autonomous status, independent finance and management, and gives ADX the necessary supervisory and executive powers to exercise its functions. View website




ADCB (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank) is a United Arab Emirates-based public joint stock company that provides retail, commercial, investment, merchant, brokerage and fund management activities through its network of 48 branches in the United Arab Emirates and abroad. View website



Etihad is one of the world's leading airlines and the National Carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad has innovation as part of its DNA and is leading the way in the rapid digital transformation of the travel industry, through researching and investing in new, game-changing and innovative ideas, solutions and technologies.

FinTech Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Etihad to find solutions to highly specific FinTech-related problems faced by their finance and accounting teams. Etihad is calling the most disruptive FinTech talent from across the world to address their challenges. View website



Hub71 is a community of founders, investors and business enablers that form a unique technology ecosystem strategically located in Abu Dhabi. Named after the UAE’s formation in 1971, Hub71 is creating the optimal environment for transformative tech companies looking to maximize success, produce outstanding tech innovations and scale globally. Hub71 is a flagship initiative of the AED 50 billion economic accelerator program, Ghadan 21, which means “tomorrow” in Arabic. View website


Accelerator Partner

Plug and Play

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Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 25 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, and PayPal. View website


Gold Partner 

Anglo Gulf Trade Bank






Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank was born through a collaborative venture between AGTB Holdings Limited, a Rowland family controlled company, and Mubadala Investment Company. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, AGTB is strategically located in the innovation-friendly environment of the Abu Dhabi Global Market and positioned to take advantage of the UAE’s role as a global trade hub. View website





Finablr brings together category-renowned financial services brands with a network reach over 170+ countries. View website


Silver Partner




DEX will provide a platform for both retail and institutional grade investors to trade on a fully regulated exchange into digital assets in a highly regulated financial ecosystem. The exchange will act as a fiat to crypto exchange with major international currencies being served as well as local currency pairings native to the UAE/GCC markets. View website


Bronze Partners

DLA Piper

DLA Piper - Bronze Partner


Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton - Bronze Partner





HBL - Bronze Partner



DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. View website






Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations to unlock their potential for growth. Their brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies. View website



HBL, Pakistan’s largest bank, was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network to over 1,700 branches and +2,100 ATMs globally, serving 14 million customers and clients.

The Bank is a leading full-service commercial bank. The key areas of operation are Branch Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, Treasury, SME & Rural Banking, Financial Institutions & Global Trade Services, Transaction Banking and Islamic Banking. View website

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