Dubai invites African fintech entrepreneurs – apply to FinTech Hive at DIFC accelerator

Dubai invites African fintech entrepreneurs – apply to FinTech Hive at DIFC accelerator

Is your start-up disrupting or enhancing the financial services industry? Are you looking to grow in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region? If yes, then FinTech Hive at DIFC is the accelerator for you!

The FinTech Hive at DIFC has been developed to help startups refine and test propositions with the support of the world’s leading financial firms. Reflecting the energetic and entrepreneurial environment of Dubai, FinTech Hive at DIFC links global innovation across three other FinTech hubs, in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Established in 2004, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has grown to become a leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Positioned between the global financial centres of New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong, and home to over 21,000 individuals from over 1,500 financial and professional services companies, the Centre provides access to top firms looking to access the high-growth MEASA markets.

Custom built, linking cutting edge and innovative financial services technology to the MEASA markets, the accelerator – FinTech Hive provides an ideal launchpad to access and serve the region.



  • You’re not already an established, public/listed or well-known technology business in financial services or you are an established business in other industries looking to branch out and financial services professionals who want to commercialise their IP.
  • You have a minimum alpha or beta product to demonstrate and are prepared to share access to programme partners under NDA (and where reasonable, for no additional cost)
  • Your senior team (e.g. Founder/CEO & CTO/Lead Developer) can commit to being based in Dubai throughout the 12-week programme
  • You can show that access to senior-level executives in the financial services firms will have a meaningful impact on your growth prospects


To apply, click here . Please note that applications will close on Sunday, 28 May.

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