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The Search, Global Tour: MENA & Turkey
The Search heads to MENA and Turkey for a closer look at a region that is embracing fintech. From regulatory sandboxes, government-driven initiatives and tech incubators and accelerators, MENA is home to a growing number of fintech startups with more than $222m being invested into fintech in the first half of 2021 alone.
We’re delighted to partner with our Official Accelerator Partner Plug & Play to bring you a special interview session entitled ‘Analysing a Thriving Ecosystem’. Chaired by Nameer Khan of the MENA Fintech Association, he’ll be joined by Babak Ahmadzadeh, Director of Plug and Play Abu Dhabi and Lale Can Gözübüyük, Regional Director/Country Manager, Plug and Play Tech Center, Turkey for an indepth look at the region and the opportunities for fintech within key countries.
Hear from five more incredible startups as they introduce us to their technologies in a bid to join the Fintech100 at November’s Fintech Abu Dhabi.
Congratulations to the Winners of The Search: MENA & Turkey
Anyone can build an online store and start for free. Fatora is a smart product for online payment solutions in MENA, it is an application and website enabling its users to create invoices and send them online to the customer to pay them directly via credit cards.
Speaker: Waleed Alyafie
Consumer loan digitalisation platform - Finso provides software platforms and services based on international standards and state-of-the-art technologies connecting retailers, financial institutions and customers.
Speaker: İzzettin Toksoy
Hala is a leading fintech platform allowing SMEs to manage their inbound and outbound payments in a simple yet safe way.
Speaker: Maher Loubieh
TCP is the working capital solution for startups and SMEs in emerging markets: SMEs and startups are the cornerstone of growing economies yet face major challenges obtaining short term credit solutions around their working capital.
Speaker: Troels Andersen
Country:United Arab Emirates
World's first sustainable lifecycle tracing platform for brands to access ESG finance and markets. Verofax sustainable lifecycle tracing promotes sustainable brands and empowers consumers to research and access based on rating vs industry average.
Speaker: Wassim Merheby
Country:United Arab Emirates
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With thanks to our Partners
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Join Fintech Abu Dhabi in a global search for the most innovative and disruptive startups within financial technology.
Between June and November, Fintech Abu Dhabi highlights more than 35 countries with 23 planned tour stops. The Search comes to an end at the final destination, MENA’s leading fintech festival, Fintech Abu Dhabi happening 22 - 24 November 2021. Each virtual tour stop features interviews and panel debates as fintech leaders from the host country share their thoughts on how fintech innovations have shaped their region.
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
Register for the Search Global Tour: MENA & Turkey
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