StartAD launches on February 18 for fintech startups

Entrepreneurship programme will allow 10 startups to pitch their ideas to investors
Ten fintech startups will pitch their business ideas to investors
By Lubna Hamdan
Sun 04 Feb 2018 11:39 AM

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).

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Last Updated: Sun 04 Feb 2018 11:45 AM GST

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