Celebrating pioneers and change-makers – The Fintech Abu Dhabi Awards 2021
For 2021 the Fintech Abu Dhabi Awards return for their third year, showcasing the very best in global fintech innovation, via nine inspiring categories. These Awards seek to reward those that truly understand their customer – elevating not only grassroots talent but also celebrating the very boldest ideas and initiatives that are driving the fintech sector forward.
Focusing on the achievements and outcomes, these exceptional Awards create an industry-wide, and internationally-recognised, gold standard for excellence in the field of fintech. They showcase and support both emerging and existing talent globally and within the MENA region – making them unique as they highlight innovation, creativity and success.
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony held on the Main Stage on Wednesday 24 November at 3:15pm. Virtual attendance is welcome – read on for full details.
Congratulations to the winners
Awarded to an exceptional founder. A fintech entrepreneur that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great product development, customer growth, sales/partnerships, funds raised, uniqueness, the impact of the product/service and leadership in the ecosystem.
Winner: Hosam Arab, Tabby
Awarded to the VC Investor that has successfully deployed significant capital into Fintech businesses with a physical presence in the UAE/MENA region.
Awarded to the most productive and effective partnership, or collaboration between a corporate/institution and a startup/scaleup, that has created incredible mutual value.
Winner: Tabby & Magnati
Awarded to a banking or financial institution, government body, trade agency, or regulator which launched an innovation-focused program that achieved significant impact on its objectives.
Winner: Ventures Lab (An Initiative by Modus Capital and Hub71)
Awarded to a bank, in recognition of its commitment to customer excellence via access to digital banking products.
Winner: EDB Business Banking App
The award recognises a local, or global, fintech individual or institution who has demonstrated the highest degree of sustainable fintech excellence, innovation and leadership in the last year. Candidates or institutions should also have acted as positive role models and actively sought to bring more sustainability and diversity to the fintech industry.
This award recognises a local young professional who has demonstrated the highest degree of professional excellence, development and leadership in the last year. Candidates should also have acted as a positive role models and contributed to their own development, but also the development of others in the fintech industry.
Winner: The Concept
The award recognises a project or initiative who has shown leadership in galvanising the Fintech ecosystem in the MENA market.
Winner: Emirates Angels Investors Association
Register for Fintech Abu Dhabi 2021
This year’s Fintech Abu Dhabi is free to attend - register now to claim your virtual pass giving you access to all sessions on the 23–24 November, that’s in excess of 40 hours of content and the chance to learn from more than 150 speakers! Join fintech pioneers, investors, VCs, founders and industry leaders for two days of unmissable opportunity, only at MENA’s leading fintech festival.
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As the final step to your startup pitch application, please upload a zipped file of supporting documents. Be sure to use your company name in the name of the zip file you upload.
We encourage you to include a pitch deck - please ensure that this is named as follows: [Company Name] Pitch Deck - FinTech Abu Dhabi 2021. Also think about including:
- Existing solution features
- Solution comparison to competitor landscape
- Plans to grow solution (minimum next one year)
- A breakdown of revenues and future revenue projections
- Relevant team experience
- Client references & relevant use cases
- Screenshots of solution / demo showcasing how solution works (if applicable)
- Your company logo in vector format (.ai, .eps, .svg) or a high resolution version of .jpg or .png