Innovation platform startAD will host a ten-day entrepreneurship programme, Venture Launchpad, at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), from February 18-27.
It will see ten fintech startups pitch their business ideas to investors. UAE-based early-stage startups are encouraged to apply by February 12, 2018, the application deadline.
The programme will equip them with the tools and knowledge to develop a scalable and capital efficient scheme. These include insights into crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, blockchain, algorithmic trading, credit scoring, cryptocurrency, payments, insurance tech and money transferrals.
The one-on-one meetings will allow investors to add ‘real value’ into the venture, according to startAD executive director Erkki Aaltonen.
The programme has partnered with a number of prominent business organisations including UAE Exchange, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), IBM, Etihad and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB).For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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