The FinTech Abu Dhabi Tour 2020


About The Search – The FTAD20 Global Startups Tour

FinTech Abu Dhabi Tour 2019

The Search is the hunt for the future of FinTech! 

Between June and November, the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation and startups team will digitally visit 23 countries across the globe to scout for, and hear from, the founders of the world's most exciting early stage FinTech startups.

The very best of these startups will be invited to join the prestigious FinTech100 programme, within the FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival, 2020.

The FinTech100 is an exclusive club. A gateway to one of the world's most important markets, and a portal to a wealth of opportunity. This high level, invite only gathering will see startup founders brought to Abu Dhabi to network with peers, be introduced to key corporate and investor players in the Middle East, learn about key market opportunities, participate in the corporate Innovation Challenge and Awards and to experience, first hand, the famous Abu Dhabi hospitality.

If you are leading a disruptive startup in the financial technology space, please feel free to apply to present at the tour stop in your nearest area.

Scroll down to learn more about the events.

Destinations for July & August

Wednesday 22 July - Australia

Wednesday 29 July - Switzerland

Wednesday 5 August - United Kingdom

Monday 10 August - New Zealand

Thursday 20 August - Canada

Monday 24 August - USA

Thursday 27 August - India

Monday 31 August - Singapore


Missed A Stop?

The FinTech Abu Dhabi Global Tour, The Search is action packed with more destinations scheduled than ever before. 

If you couldn't join the live webinar for a destination, then don't worry. You can watch the recorded versions of each stop on our dedicated Webinar Page. 

FinTech Abu Dhabi - The Search - Global Startups Tour

View The Webinars Here




FinTech Abu Dhabi The Search Abu Dhabi Winners MamoPay and McLedger



The FinTech Abu Dhabi Tour Represents

A Search For...

  • Emerging FinTech startups looking to grow internationally, with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa region.
  • Businesses developing revolutionary products and services working to address the challenges areas identified by Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Central Bank of the UAE:
    • RegTech & SupTech 
    • Financial Inclusion 
    • Digital Marketplaces 
    • Banking & Finance
    • Security & Trust
    • Wealth & Asset Management
    • Insurance
  • Businesses don't have to be based in the cities they apply to pitch, neither do attendees, we want to connect regionally with these events.

The Opportunity in 2020

  • FinTech startups and scaleups are invited to take part in one of several Pitch Sessions
    • The winning pitch to attend FinTech Abu Dhabi for free
    • Receive a stipend towards travel and accommodation.
  • Hear from Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Central Bank of the UAE and Unbound about FinTech Abu Dhabi.
  • Connect with regional ecosystem partners and learn how to scale your business internationally.
  • Find out how you can get involved with the FinTech Abu Dhabi:
    • Innovation Challenge
    • FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards
    • FinTech 100.

Key Ecosystem Partner

MENA FinTech Association - FinTech Abu Dhabi Key Ecosystem Partner

Community Partners

Official Gallery

Take a look below at some of the official photos from the FinTech Abu Dhabi Tour



Co-Hosted by

                    Abu Dhabi Global Market                      Central Bank of the UAE

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