Fintech Abu Dhabi Starts Today

Fintech Abu Dhabi, a 2-day ‘everything Fintech’ kicks off today. Day 1 begins with a bootcamp is a purpose-driven, practical, and engaging platform designed for fintech startups attending FinTech Abu Dhabi 2018 while Day 2 will have startups engage in discussions on industry matters that affect the development of the financial services. The 2-day summit is being organized by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and held under the patronage of Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

The high-powered event promises to enable fintech startups to meet and network with investors and potential customers during both days. These include CEOs, CIOs and other c-level decision-makers and influencers from financial institutions, VCs, ADGM Regulators, global accelerators, mentors, peers and media.

Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge-share from ADGM’s RegLab Firms and interact with ADGM’s team of FinTech regulators and global industry partners. The world’s most active tech VC and ADGM partner, Plug and Play, will be showcasing their latest selected list of fintech firms.

Sessions notable speakers and moderators include high-powered fintech influencers such as Ghela Boskovich, founder of FemTechGlobal; Susan Chishti, Founder of FinTech Circle and Peter Trainor, Founder Us AI.

The FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge is an initiative of Abu Dhabi Global Market in collaboration with KPMG to support the development of FinTech within the region. The initiative positions itself as a catalyst for collaboration between incumbent financial services institutions and FinTech start-ups. In this year’s Challenge, selected start-ups will be tasked to develop a prototype solution addressing real business issues identified by UAE-based institutions (Corporate Champions). Each start-up and Corporate Champion will present the outcome of their collaboration before an audience of financial institutions, regulators, corporates and media on  17 September 2018 in conjunction with FinTech Abu Dhabi 2018. To read the problem statements fintechs were developing solutions for, click here.

Beyond the Innovation Challenge, start-ups may have the opportunity to enter into long-term relationships with the Corporate Champions. Start-ups will also gain access to the KPMG Digital Village’s innovation ecosystem and will be invited to set up their base in ADGM’s Innovation Centre co-working space on Al Maryah Island.

For more details about the event, please click here.

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