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DIFC FinTech Hive


The DIFC FinTech Hive is the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. The programme provides start-ups from all around the world the opportunity to engage with world-renowned financial institutions, insurance firms and strategic partners to test and develop technologies that address the sector’s ongoing challenges.

The accelerator offers its participants a wide-range of benefits accessible through DIFC’s dynamic FinTech ecosystem, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, an interactive and collaborative workspace, access to DIFC’s US $100 million FinTech fund, and the largest financial community in the region – today comprising over 2,100 companies, of which 80 are FinTech sector-related.

Through its network of over [45] financial, insurance, strategic, digital, and legal partners, the accelerator welcomes start-ups that cover the emerging trends of FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech and Islamic FinTech, and supports both early stage entrepreneurs as well as those in their growth period. Today, DIFC FinTech Hive’s network of international partnerships extends across 14 FinTech hubs in various parts of the world, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Mumbai, Paris, Brussels, Holland, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

For further information, please visit our website:, or follow us @DIFCFinTechHive.