Accelerate Your Fintech Startup

AB Accelerator is the Fintech-focused corporate accelerator of Arab Bank, whose objective is to
accelerate the adoption of emerging technology and solutions within the bank.

AB Accelerator is the docking point into the MENA region that supports startups
globally to scale their business and become enterprise-ready.

What We Offer

Custom Proof of Concept

The program offers an opportunity to test solutions through a proof-of-concept which could potentially lead to a pilot agreement with Arab Bank.

Arab Bank Developer Portal

Integrate with Arab Bank through Open Banking Developer Portal (https://developer.arabbank.com/).

Investment

Investing in startups that have a
product in the market with demonstrated
customer traction.

 

Collaboration Workspace

Access to unique collaboration workspaces across Arab Bank PLC

About

We accelerate your vision through immediate access to customers and markets within the Arab Bank Footprint

Arab Bank

Established in 1930, Arab Bank headquartered in Amman, Jordan has one of the largest global Arab banking networks with over 600 branches spanning five continents. Arab Bank’s extensive network covers key financial markets and centers such as London, Dubai, Singapore, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney and Bahrain

Program

Selection

We accept applications year round. Selected startups undergo investment thesis validation as well as business need validation.

Scoping & Discovery

A startup is assigned a team of sponsors who will support it throughout POC. Through multiple scoping sessions deliverable, success criteria and timelines are defined.

POC

Over a period of 3 to 6 months, the
team of sponsors and the startup work together to deliver a successful POC.

Pilot

Once a POC has been deemed successful, scoping for a pilot begins and the startup and the business unit get ready to launch into production.

Portfolio

Seclytics

San Diego, CA based Seclytics uses Science to deliver the only attack prediction platform in the industry that hunts adversaries in the wild in the setup stage, generating Attack Predictions on average 51+ days before they strike, with over 97% accuracy and <0.01% false positives.

Team
Saeed Abu Nemeh
|
Industry
Cybersecurity
Location
USA
Tabby

Tabby is a payment solution that partners up with online and offline merchants in offering customer's payment installments up to 3-6 months with a zero interest rate

Team
Hosam Arab
|
Daniil Barkalov
Industry
Payments
Location
UAE
Optiopay

OptioPay is a financial technology provider specialized in Open Banking for customer-centric, value-add solutions and banking data-based campaigns. The FinAdTech operates an Open Banking platform as a white label solution for companies from various industries. In OptioPay’s ecosystem, popular partners such as Adidas, Amazon, Douglas, Ikea, Lieferando, Otto, Rewe, Rossmann or Zalando participate next to well-known corporates: DZ Bank, Comdirect Bank, Sparkasse, Commerzbank, HDI, AXA, Gothaer, Fonds Finanz, Blau Direkt, Deutsche Post or Basler Kantonalbank.

Team
Marcus Börner
|
Oliver Oster
Industry
Open Banking
Location
Germany
Investsuite

InvestSuite provides a suite of white-label B2B Wealthtech-as-a-Service products with the aim of helping banks, brokers and other financial institutions serve their clients better with modern digital investment solutions

Team
Bart Vanhaeren
|
Laurent Sorber
Industry
WealthTech
Location
Belgium

Events

Events and competitions for MENA Fintech focused ideas and startups

Team

Eric Modave
Chief Operating Officer - Arab Bank
Faisal Al Bitar
Innovation Hub Manager & Head of AB Accelerator Program
Hala Zahran
Lead of AB Accelerator
Hani Dabit
Marketing Manager
Ahmad Nazzal
Analyst
Lina Shahin
Analyst

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