Qatar Fintech Hub is a global FinTech hub, created with the purpose to support FinTechs succeed in Qatar and globally. Qatar FinTech Hub is chaired by Qatar Development Bank under the aegis of Qatar Central Bank and supported by local and global financial institutions, technology partners, and FinTech hubs.
The Incubator program is for Qatari and global FinTech entrepreneurs who are looking for a launchpad and a hub to accelerate their growth. It is run by Qatar Development Bank in collaboration with EY. The program will support the growth of local and international FinTechs by providing unparalleled access to local and global financial institutions, best-in-class mentorship, regulatory & registration support, financial support, and much more.
Wave 1 of QFTH programs received overwhelming traction with more than 750 applications from 72 countries. A jury represented by all key Financial industry stakeholders shortlisted 11 early stage & 12 mature FinTechs who participated in over 300 business development sessions with 15+ financial institutions and a series of high-level Masterclasses conducted by QFTH partners and renowned speakers from across the world.
Taking cognizance of the current Covid19 situation and keeping in mind the health and safety of everyone, this wave (Wave 2) will be a virtual program.
The primary focus on the current wave will be Emerging Technologies in Financial Services.
FinTechs applying to the programs will get an opportunity to be part of a 12-week acceleration journey that will provide the essential support required by the FinTechs to establish their businesses locally as well as in the region and grow internationally.