ABOUT FINX

FinX by Fintech Galaxy, staged in association with Entrepreneur Middle East, is an event that aims to recognize the achievements of innovative institutions and startups in the fintech ecosystem, and to celebrate excellence in the financial technology sphere, as assessed by both public votes and panels of judges.

FinX by Fintech Galaxy will acknowledge the players who are both involved in and indirectly empowering the fintech ecosystem in the MENA, whilst contributing towards financial inclusion and the growth of our region’s economic development.

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The awards ceremony is by invitation-only, providing a platform for business networking opportunities, with these initiatives serving as a catalyst for the evolution of new ideas, entrepreneurs, and leaders, to stimulate growth and stir the region’s economy.

FinX will be a channel to empower the fintech ecosystem by motivating its players to have a groundbreaking state-of-the-art mindset, which endows creative novelties. This specific mindset would include support, thoughts and views from consumers, enterprises, technology or service providers, fintech companies, and financial institutions.

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FINX AWARDS 2018

  • MOST INNOVATIVE ARAB BANK OF THE YEAR
  • MOST INNOVATIVE ISLAMIC BANK OF THE YEAR
  • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION LEADER OF THE YEAR
  • FINANCIAL INCLUSION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
  • MOST INNOVATIVE REGULATOR OF THE YEAR
  • MENA FINTECH HUB OF THE YEAR
  • MENA ACCELERATOR/INCUBATOR OF THE YEAR
  • MENA FINTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR
  • FINTECH MENTOR OF THE YEAR
  • FINTECH INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
  • FINTECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
  • FINTECH PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

FAQ

There are 12 categories in the 2018 FinX Awards. You are invited to make submissions on a category-specific basis.

Winners will be selected solely by the Judging Panel based on any and all information submitted.

The Judging Panel shall assess submissions using a combination of qualitative and quantitative metrics.

While considered criteria’ is provided for each award, applicants were encouraged to submit any and all information that they consider relevant and decisive.

Key points considered include:

Innovation: Does the company seize a real opportunity, and will it have the power to change the industry? To demonstrate true innovation, the nominee will have delivered a new product or solution, or a new business model etc.

Customer Satisfaction: Does the company satisfy a real need or desire? Can the company provide evidence of the advantages its solution has over alternatives?

Value: Does the company have a unique value proposition? What is the relationship between cost and benefits and the impact on the environment and society as a whole?

Delivery: How are consumers engaged, and how is the offering delivered and made available to the marketplace?

Traction: Is the company still signing up new customers and can it retain them? Is it possible for the solution to scale into new markets and grow the enterprise further?

Fintech Galaxy understands and respects each applicants’ need for confidentiality and, as such, all Awards submissions will be treated with the utmost privacy.

JUDGES

Ali Zbeeb

Managing Partner

Zbeeb Law & Associates

LEBANON
speaker name
Angel Lorente

co-founder and Master Connector

FinTech Connector

USA
speaker name
Genny Ghanimeh

founder and CEO

Pi Slice and Mind Cloud Academy

UAE
speaker name
Hisham Farouk

CEO

Grant Thornton

UAE
speaker name
JULIE LAKE

CEO and Co-Founder

FinTechCity

UK
speaker name
Kareem Elsirafy

co-founder and Managing Partner

Modus Capital

USA
speaker name
Nasir Zubairi

CEO

The LHoFT - The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology

LUXEMBOURG
speaker name
Thomas Krogh Jensen

CEO

Copenhagen FinTech

DENMARK
speaker name
Umair Hameed

Advisory Partner

KPMG

UAE
speaker name
Wael Fakharany

VP & General Manager - EMEA

Incorta

EGYPT
speaker name
Yousef Khalili

Head of Smart City & Smart Government Practice
& General Manager

UAE
speaker name
Varun Mittal

ASEAN Fintech Lead, EY

SINGAPORE

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GET INVOLVED

Fintech Galaxy has tailored sponsorship packages for FinX to fulfill almost any budget or goal. A custom sponsorship package can be created for your company so that you get the most return out of your investment. For more details, email finx@bncpublishing.net .

To attend the event, you can book seats or tables by contacting nahil@fintech-galaxy.com

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Fintech Galaxy is a digital crowdsourcing platform that empowers fintech entrepreneurs and connects them to financial institutions, consultants, tech companies, mentors and investors. Fintech Galaxy works as an open innovation marketplace for organizations based in the MENA region to post challenges for our global network of startups to take a crack at solving them in order to gain business contracts or cash rewards.

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