Youth Circle

The Youth Circle at FinTech Abu Dhabi: 

Empowering the UAE’s Youth to Embrace FinTech Opportunities

Technology is taking over the world. In the past 10 years, the amount of ‘Unicorn’ technology companies, reaching a valuation of $1bn, has grown from 30, to nearly 400. Every aspect of our lives is being transformed. 

At Fintech Abu Dhabi 2019, the people leading 13 of the biggest and brightest Unicorn technology companies on earth shared their thoughts with attendees. 

The Youth Circle offered the UAE's youth with the chance to visit one of the world's most important forums for leaders in financial services and technologies, to learn from the brightest minds on earth and to ask the questions that will drive careers forward.

Technology is taking over the world - take part!


Youth Circles

Governed by Federal Youth Authority and launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the Youth Circle initiative aims to inspire youth-centric dialogue and engage young leaders across a variety of areas to shape innovative solutions for global challenges.

The first FinTech themed Youth Circle at FinTech Abu Dhabi entailed a two-hour dialogue to engage youth in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential expert speakers. This offered an incredible chance for attendees to have their thoughts heard and to discover the world of opportunities that FinTech has to offer.

Discussion Topics Included

  • What can UAE Youth talent learn from national and international success stories in the FinTech space
  • Should more be done to nurture the UAE talent pool and educational system to foster a mindset for working successfully in the FinTech industry?
  • What are the barriers to entry that young entrepreneurs face in for building a successful FinTech startup in the UAE and what measures are/can be put in place to overcome these?
  • Usage of FinTech products and services is higher among younger consumers – what can brick-and-mortar, entrenched establishments change to better appeal to this new generation through FinTech?

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