Ms. Raja Al Mazrouei, EVP of the Fintech Hive at DIFC is a guest speaker at the SBA
Ms. Al Mazrouei discussed the implementation of Fintech in Dubai, in view of supporting startups.
On Thursday November 2, 2017, the American University in Dubai hosted Ms. Raja Al Mazrouei as guest speaker. Ms. Al Mazrouei is currently Executive Vice President of the Fintech Hive at Dubai International Financial Market (DIFC) and gave a speech on the implementation of Fintech in Dubai, in view of helping startups in the field of Innovation, Technology and Artificial Intelligence to interact with providers of financial services and potential investors, so to enhance the Fintech experience of customers in Dubai.

The speech was hosted by Dr. Angelo Corelli, Associate Professor of Finance at AUD, and the Finance and Accounting Student Club represented by the officers, Rena Makkawi (MBA student, Finance Major), Christina Helou , Salma Al Younes and Jihad Chaouk (all BBA students, Finance Major).
The Fintech Hive is an accelerator for startups that want to generate and deliver services to major banks and providers of financial services in Dubai and beyond. In the first round of the initiative, 111 startups applied and 12 were selected to meet with the higher management of interested investors, for direct access to potential funding opportunities.

Such an initiative gives a unique opportunity to the startups to meet the potential clients and investors, and directly display their services in front of them. In the future, with more marketing of the initiative done, it is expected that more startups will apply and the Dubai Fintech sector will grow.

 -The event opens the room for potential collaboration between AUD and DIFC in the general effort pursued by the DIFC leadership, to move towards the creation of one of the leading Fintech Hubs in the world, for what the support of Educational institutions will be crucial.