FinTech Acceleration  Program 

Applications

Closed

Program Kick-off

TBD

Applications Closed
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The BFB invites FinTech startups, with a minimum viable product, to apply to our upcoming program. The program is open to startup applicants from across the world seeking to expand in the MENA region.

We strongly encourage you to apply if your startup solution ticks one of the boxes below:

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Blockchain & Crypto-assets

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Cybersecurity & Data Science

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Digital &Open Banking

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Financial Health & Inclusion

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InsurTech

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Payments & Remittances

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RegTech

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WealthTech

Curriculum

A broad encompassing curriculum will be offered to provide early stage startups with the business organizational and planning tools they need to scale. This includes:

                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Legal & organizational topics

  • Business planning

  • Branding 

  • Marketing and PR

  • Go-to-market analysis and approach 

  • Management & governance

Benefits

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Access to mentors with deep industry and technical experience

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Robust program curriculum designed for early stage startups

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Access to workspace during the program

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Access to a wide network of potential customers and investors

Selection Criteria

  • A FinTech product/solution that is, at minimum, in developed prototype or in early proof of concept

  • Innovative technology with a clear product development and execution roadmap

  • Existing business plan and pitch deck 

  • Strong founder(s) and management team with a balance of technical and business experience

  • The startups will need to relocate to the Kingdom of Bahrain for 8 weeks out of the 12