Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai

Latest Program Updates

Startupbootcamp launches its FinTech Accelerator program in Dubai to support the city in its bid to become a world leader in financial services innovation and technology.

About the Program

Over the next three years and in partnership with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Visa, Mashreq and HSBC, Startupbootcamp will accelerate 40 startups working in a range of fields impacting financial services innovation, such as artificial and machine intelligence, distributed ledger technologies and digital and open banking. The program will be open to startups from the MENA region as well as from around the world.

Why join Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai?


Key Focus Areas


Mobile & cyber security

Data modeling



Fraud prevention


  • Aug 26

    Applications open

  • Nov 19

    Applications close

  • Dec 11 - 12

    Selection Days

  • Jan 12

    Program begins

  • Apr 01

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program supporting entrepreneurs to scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals from business model canvas, to business development and fundraising.

Corporate Partners

Collaborate deeply with leading corporates in your industry to secure customers, pilot projects, and partnerships.

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

Tailored Mentorship

Carefully selected mentors from the FinTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

Coworking Space

Free coworking desk space at the dynamic office at FinTech Hive at DIFC for your entire team during the 3-month program.

Living Expenses

€15,000 in cash per company provided to cover living expenses so teams can commit 100% of their time to the program.

Perks & Discounts

Over €500,000 in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others.

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program ends through annual alumni events, deals and tailored introductions.

Industry Events

Exclusive exposure opportunities to take part in leading FinTech conferences and events as exhibitors and speakers.

Investor Access

Direct access to meet the most active angels and VCs investing in the FinTech industry from around the world.

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ mentors, corporate partners, investors and press attendees.


The Startupbootcamp FinTech space is located in FinTech Hive at DIFC, cowering space in the very heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). DIFC is a leading financial hub in the Middle East and North Africa.   FinTech Hive at DIFC - Building 5 - Unit Office 8, Office 9, Level 4, Gate - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Map

Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai Team

Jonathan Paulson

Jonathan Paulson

Community Manager
Kareem Mazhar

Kareem Mazhar

Operations Manager
Khaled Lababidi

Khaled Lababidi

Managing Director

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