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Fintech Saudi Launches Accelerator Program to Empower Entrepreneurs

Fintech Saudi Launches Accelerator Program to Empower Entrepreneurs

Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 10:00
A view shows the construction of the King Abdullah Financial District, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 11, 2016. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

Fintech Saudi announced on Sunday the launching of a three-month innovation and entrepreneurship program to support the Kingdom’s financial technology industry, in cooperation with Flat6Labs.

According to the company, Fintech Accelerator program - launched by Fintech Saudi and powered by Flat6Labs - is aimed at helping startups grow and is designed to transfer best practices, tools, and resources available for Fintech startups to develop and scale their solution-driven businesses.

The program extends over an intensive three-month period aimed at empowering the most innovative and efficient entrepreneurs, who demonstrate enormous potential in the Kingdom’s financial technology sector.

The program will also allow the participating companies to interact with investors, to enhance their skills and showcase their innovative solutions at regional and global events.

In a statement, Saudi Fintech Director Nujoud Al-Malik said: “The Fintech Accelerator is an important event for Saudi Fintech. Over the past year, we have witnessed a threefold increase in the number of fintech companies in the Kingdom, and we want the increase to continue and contribute to achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

For his part, Flat6Labs CEO Ramez Al-Serafi emphasized the tremendous shift in the market’s orientation towards financial technology solutions and non-cash financial systems.

The Saudi Fintech initiative was launched by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency in partnership with the Capital Market Authority, and seeks to support the development of the financial technology sector in the Kingdom.

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