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Corporate Sprint Accelerator

A Launchpad for Growth in the UAE for Global Fintech Early-Stage Startups!



In partnership
with

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Blockchain Research Initiative.
CSA 9 offers early stage fintech startups a platform to put their best foot forward in the GCC region by preparing them to benefit from the region’s regulatory framework, providing access to investment opportunities, opening doors to business deals and partnerships and building their network in the global financial services and startup ecosystem.

Visibility and exposure to the region is amplified by participation at GITEX, the region’s largest tech trade show, running from October 10-14. The all-expenses paid trip will include a pitch day, along with one-on-one meetings with prominent investors, media, and sought-after members of the region’s startup ecosystem.

This year
in CSA
Fintech startups applying this year will receive:

A 3-week equity-free virtual accelerator training program with global and local experts
An all-expense-paid 2-day in-person Market Access event at the region’s largest tech trade show, GITEX
Fast-track to the final stage of the prestigious XRPL developer grant worth USD 25,000
Corporate Sprint Accelerator has been judged as one of the top 10 fintech accelerators in the region
The program has resulted in 5 pilot and partnership announcements
25,000 USD has been awarded in grants to date as part of the program

Who should
Apply?

Fintech startups who:
Have a suitable team size (≥ 2) and resources to dedicate to the program
Have completed the product development phase and have a ready MVP
Are raising pre-seed or seed stage rounds
Have ambitions to enter and grow in the world’s leading financial market – the UAE and the GCC markets
Fintech
Solutions

The UAE is looking for Fintech technologies in the following areas:
Blockchain Powered Applications
P2P Lending
Insurance
Digital financial product distribution platforms
Cryptocurrencies and Remittances
Identity & Authentication
Payment gateways
Financial Education and Financial inclusion

Is your Startup ready to explore the GCC region?


CSA9 will help you:

Enter into the vibrant UAE fintech market through a structured, equity-free accelerator.

Grab the opportunity to pitch and network at the UAE’s largest tech event - GITEX 2022 - all expenses covered.

Get coached by leading global and regional industry experts.

Become ready to meet the GCC’s leading investors.

Get access to the GCC’s leading business partners, mentors, and peer startups.

Build your network in the fintech and startup ecosystem of the UAE.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early.


CSA9
ecosystem partners


CSA9
Timeline
  • Launch

    July 1, 2022

  • Application Deadline

    August 28, 2022

  • Final Cohort Selection

    September 12, 2022

  • Program Dates

    September 19 to October 7, 2022

  • Pitch Day at Gitex 2022

    October 11, 2022


Our
Stats

Since its inception, startAD has supported
380
startups
$70m
Revenue
66
Pilots
$100m
Funding