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The Future of Finance Startup Battle

Taking FinTech Startups to the Next Level with Abu Dhabi Global Market


Together with Abu Dhabi Global Market, Innovfest Unbound will showcase the startups working to revolutionise finance. On 27 & 28 June 2019 at Innovfest Unbound, six of the most promising startups from around the world will gather in Singapore and compete in the Innovfest Unbound Future of Finance Startup Battle.

When: 27 & 28 June 2019
Where: Marina Bay Sands

Find out more about the selected companies and the Pitch Battle below!


The Battle

During Innovfest Unbound, each of the businesses below will battle it out on the Pitch Stage. One winner will be selected by an expert panel of judges and travel to FinTech Abu Dhabi free of charge!

The Judges

The Startups

Future of Finance Focus Areas

Challenge Areas

  • RegTech & SupTech 
  • Financial Inclusion 
  • Digital Marketplaces 
  • Blockchain & Crypto
  • Security & Trust

How We Picked Them

  • Relevance to FinTech Abu Dhabi Challenge Areas and the Abu Dhabi Business Community

  • The team has a clear ability to deliver (market experience, technical ability, etc.) 

  • The market problem is compelling while demonstrating a clear market opportunity 

  • Evidence of traction indicators, whether financial or other (e.g. subscribers, waiting list, letters of interest etc.) 

  • Indicates a considered business model 

  • Suggests a unique idea with a clear value proposition 

What the Startups Get


  • Six businesses will be invited to exhibit at Innovfest Unbound, receive four free entry tickets and participate in the FinTech Startup Battle.
  • One overall winner will get the opportunity to travel to MENA's Largest FinTech Festival, FinTech Abu Dhabi (21 - 23 October) all expenses paid, organised by ADGM and powered by Unbound.
  • The winner will be invited to join the FinTech 50 and participate in the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation challenge with ADGM and Unbound facilitating introductions to key members of the Abu Dhabi and MENA business community.
  • All applicants will receive 50% off on tickets and standard exhibition space. 

About FinTech Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Global Market

FinTech Abu Dhabi

This October 21-23, MENA’s leading FinTech festival will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. FinTech Abu Dhabi will bring together 5,000 influencers and innovators who are pioneering the new wave of innovation across financial services.

Building on the success of the previous two editions of FinTech Abu Dhabi, ADGM has partnered with Unbound, an award-winning global innovation ecosystem builder with a successful track record of creating innovation events around the world, to deliver FinTech Abu Dhabi.

This third edition will establish FinTech Abu Dhabi as MENA’s largest FinTech festival, exploring the next frontier of financial technology and innovation. This will be the meeting point for the global FinTech community in 2019, featuring many country delegations, a new global challenge format, a FinTech World Tour, the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence and a showcase of the world’s most promising FinTech startups and scaleups.


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Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market is a broad-based international financial centre for local, regional and international institutions, established in accordance with the Federal Law No (8) of 2004, Federal Decree No (15) of 2013, Cabinet Resolution No (4) of 2013, and Abu Dhabi Law No (4) of 2013.

ADGM’s three independent authorities – the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and ADGM Courts – ensure that our business-friendly environment operates in line with international best practice that are recognised by major financial centres across the world.

In collaboration with other International Financial Centres, global institutions and regulators, Abu Dhabi Global Market develops and supports member institutions with the regulatory framework, legal jurisdiction and attractive business environment they need for sustainable business growth.


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