Applications close on October 14, 2021.
startAd has announced the 8th startAD Corporate Sprint Accelerator (CSA) program, in partnership with Ripple's University Blockchain Research Institute (UBRI), ALEC, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Hub71, AlBrza and Arabs in Blockchain.
The CSA program is a 4-week virtual accelerator for seed-stage fintech startups looking to enter the UAE market.
The accelerator immerses startups in robust local customer discovery and validation activities through a combination of training, mentorship, 1-1 meetings with corporate partners, and investor pitches. Within 4 weeks, the startups are equipped to pilot solutions with industry leaders, while corporates are enabled to innovate with startups disrupting their core businesses.
The fast-paced program will include two key phases:
- Pre-program phase (10 weeks): Startup recruitment, interviews and assessment.
- On-program phase (4 weeks): Training, coaching, expert panel sessions, corporate-startup meetings and mentoring.
Who should apply
Fintech startups that:
The program will culminate in a high-calibre market access day and an investor demo day on November 25th, 2021 in which the participating startups will have the opportunity to pitch to regional industry leaders and investors for business and investment opportunities.
You can find more information, as well as apply, here.