Abu Dhabi To Host Fintech-Focused GlassQube Startup Weekend

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Are you keen on solving a challenges associated with the fintech space, but looking for the right atmosphere and support system to get going? Abu Dhabi-based startup coworking space GlassQube and Startup Weekend Abu Dhabi are organizing GlassQube Startup Weekend, a 54-hour fintech-focused hackathon on December 8 - 10, 2016 in Abu Dhabi. The event aims to bring together over 100 developers and ideators to “build a functional MVP” in the fintech sector. A typical Startup Weekend session follows a structure where entrepreneurs pitch their idea, receive feedback from mentors and peers, discover team members at the event, and then engage in a 54-hour process involving coding, designing, product validation etc. The event’s conclusion is marked by presentations of the products.


Supported by industry partners such as Abu Dhabi Global Market, Temenos, Zoomaal, and others, GlassQube’s Startup Weekend Fintech also aims to help connect fintech entrepreneurs and innovators with a network of mentors belonging to the fintech industry including Nihal Abughattas, Head of Marketing - MEA, Temenos, Abdul Wahid, Senior UX, Emirates, Alberto Perez, Chief Development Officer, Democrance, and others. Further, the participants also stand to benefit from partner organizations such as Thomson Reuters, and The Improbable Agency. Cash prizes worth US$5,000, and additional AED300,000 in non-cash prizes are on offer, among other benefits. To know more and to register, visit the event’s official website here.

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