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DIFC FinTech Hive helps startups make the right connections while providing our partners access to the most innovative technologies.

We work with partners across multiple areas such as finance, insurance, funding, lending, government, strategy, legal, compliance, technology, data, digital, and brand communication. Our portfolio of partners is continuously growing, providing a critical role in the ecosystem through the sharing of expertise and knowledge while reaping the benefits of having access to the latest digital technology.

If your organisation has a focus on innovation and would like to help identify the needs and opportunities of the financial services sector, while gaining first access to cutting-edge technologies, then get involved with FinTech Hive!

Current network

By joining us as an institutional partner you can work up-close with our startups by lending your time, expertise, and services to select, train, and mentor. In return, you get a first look at some of the most cutting-edge startups in the world and avenues to work with them closely. Additionally, we offer event opportunities to foster an entrepreneurial culture within your organization, bring new ideas into your processes, and help you stay on top of industry trends.

Consultation services

By hiring us as innovation management consultants you can leverage our deep knowledge of global FinTech to accelerate efficiency, position yourself at the forefront of your industry, and capitalize on new technologies to get ahead of your competition. We can also help you develop corporate innovation plans, run accelerator programs, operate a co-working space, and build dedicated labs.

Our partners

Trusted by great teams

To demonstrate our commitment to the development of innovative solutions for the Islamic Banking sector and promote the UAE Fintech ecosystem, particularly Islamic Fintech, we are proud to continue our partnership with Fintech Hive. We look forward to exploring opportunities for collaboration that help to make banking simple, friendly and convenient for our customers.


We partnered with FinTech Hive to continue our initiative in connecting with cutting-edge technologies from promising startups from all around the region.

Insurance House

You can LEAD the change, you can FEAR the change, but you CANNOT AVOID the change. Where do you fall into?


At AXA Gulf, we believe that technology is at the core of our products. This enables us to empower our customers to live better lives through innovative solutions. This is why we are delighted to partner with FinTech Hive, the region's first and biggest FinTech accelerator and hub. Co-developing these new solutions with InsurTech companies is a crucial part of our strategy to be a true partner for our customers, engaging them through the latest technology, ensuring higher coverage, faster service and better proximity. We look forward to working with FinTech Hive on this great initiative.

AXA Gulf

We are very excited to be a part of the third cohort of the FinTech Accelerator Programme. As we continuously invest in technology to improve health outcomes and customer experience, these initiatives allow us to engage in discussions with the InsurTech startup ecosystem to support and learn from up and coming players.


DIEDC is proud to have played a key role in the success of the previous editions of the FinTech Hive accelerator programme. Amid the anticipated growth of the fintech sector, we are committed to support the third edition of the programme and look forward to mentoring a new wave of enthusiastic entrepreneurs that are developing innovative tools to address the market demand.

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

We’re very excited to once again participate in this year’s Fintech Hive at DIFC and we look forward to some brilliant ideas from these talented individuals. Being part of this world-class platform connects us with innovators, helping us implement innovative Islamic banking digital products and services.

Emirates Islamic Bank

Our participation in this fintech initiative alongside our Dh1.5 billion investment towards digital transformation are testaments to Emirates NBD’s commitment to fostering innovation.

Emirates NBD

As the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions, we have a responsibility to ensure a prosperous future for the financial sector and the nation. To achieve this, we have understood that we must not only embrace technology but also play an active role in supporting innovative tech thinkers. This thinking has encouraged us to participate in this critical program, to share our expertise and be inspired by what’s to come.

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Entering into our third year as the sponsor of DIFC FinTech Hive, we look forward to helping young FinTechs shape their products at scale and expand their markets, while providing more established partners with strategic guidance on market opportunities and trends.


Innovation is an essential part of National Bank of Fujairah’s culture and partnering with an ecosystem like FinTech Hive provides a platform to work together with startups in Fintech, Regtech, and Insuretech. This collaboration will help us in our continuous efforts in digital transformation and our ongoing initiatives to support our clients.

National Bank of Fujairah

With innovation being integral to Noor Bank’s agenda, we are pleased to partner with the DIFC Fintech Hive and the network of fintechs to drive innovation across the banking industry.

Noor Bank

In line with our innovation journey, we are proud to say that we have partnered with the FinTech Hive to support the growth of Islamic Insurance as well as foster the development of digital technology in the UAE.

Noor Takaful

Riyad Bank is excited to be a part of the FinTech Hive ecosystem. It’s an exciting initiative which presents an opportunity for Saudi Arabia to connect with the UAE & empower growth of the finance and technology jointly for the region.

Riyad Bank

Standard Chartered Bank is proud to partner with Fintech Hive programme which has enabled us to team up with some of the brightest start-ups based in the United Arab Emirates and in the wider Region.

Standard Chartered

MetLife is excited to partner with Fintech Hive on this year’s initiative and is looking forward to engaging with start-ups through the top business accelerator platform in the region. We aim to play a significant role in fostering the region’s top talent and we are also looking to establish a collaborative relationship where entrepreneurial innovation is provided with the opportunity to positively disrupt the financial services ecosystem.


As the Principal FI partner of DIFC FinTech Hive, we’re looking forward to engaging with start-ups shaping the next wave of possibilities. Wishing all the participants the very best!


We are excited to be part of the FinTech Hive initiative for the second year and work alongside the best and brightest start-ups and entrepreneurs to transform the way we serve and protect our customers. Being a part of the FinTech Hive allows us to work with emerging businesses; give back to the communities where we operate; and learn from motivated and dynamic talents.


Visa is excited to partner with the DIFC FinTech Hive for the third consecutive year. It has been a rewarding experience thus far where we have provided innovative fintechs across MENA and CEMEA with mentorship support and have brought them through Visa’s recently launched Fintech Fast-Track Program. We look forward to continuing our engagement with these promising companies over the 12-week programme where we will assess the chosen finalists and support them become valuable players in the ecosystem.