The Search, Global Tour: Launch

Join Fintech Abu Dhabi in a global search for the most innovative and disruptive startups within financial technology.

As part of the Search Global Startups Tour launch in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, 2 June, we heard how Stripe, the world’s largest fintech company, recently launched into the MENA region. Plus, we heard from the pioneering scientist building the Arab world’s first quantum computer, José Ignacio Latorre.

Between June and November, FintechAbuDhabi 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.


Presentation, speaker
2:00 PM
Welcome to Fintech Abu Dhabi 2021, Daniel Seal, CEO, Unbound
2:05 PM
Presentation: Building the Arab world's first quantum computer, José Ignacio Latorre, Chief Researcher, Quantum at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
2:15 PM
Panel discussion: How UAE fintech is going global

Emmanual Givanakis, CEO, FSRA, ADGM
Ellen Moeller, Head of Partnerships, Stripe
Vijay Tirathrai, Managing Director, Techstars
Chair: Nameer Khan, MFTA
2:30 PM
Startup showcase
3:00 PM
A look inside the ADGM Digital Lab
3:05 PM
Winner announcement and closing remarks


José Ignacio Latorre, Chief Researcher, Quantum Technology Innovation Institute
Daniel Seal, CEO, Unbound
Emmanuel Givanakis, CEO, FSRA, ADGM
Ellen Moeller, Head of Partnerships, Stripe
Vijay Tirathrai, Managing Director, Techstars
Nameer Khan, Founding Board Member, MFTA


Gabrielle Inzirillo, Head of Market Development, Financial Technology Unit, FSRA, ADGM
Nahil Hana, Head Of Innovation & Startups Ecosystem, Unbound
Nameer Khan, Founding Board Member, MFTA

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