Abu Dhabi

We currently run two accelerator programs in the MENA region: Fintech and Travel & Hospitality. 

Plug and Play-ADGM is the ultimate innovation platform in the Middle East uniting startups with the unrivaled tech expertise of Silicon Valley and major corporations for a changing world.  

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Our mission is to attract high quality entrepreneurial talent to Abu Dhabi who can work proactively with the major regulatory body (ADGM) and financial institutions in the Middle East. Plug and Play ADGM represents an open innovation hub for all of our partners across the financial, travel, and hospitality sectors in the region.

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Fintech MENA

FINTECH MENA, Plug and Play ADGM is the ultimate corporate innovation platform in the Middle East. The program connects financial institutions across the region with the most disruptive FinTechs sourced from across the globe.

Our FinTech program launched in 2015 and has expanded operations across four regions: North America, Europe, Far East Asia, and the Middle East. Some key focus areas of the program include security, payments, wealth management, data analytics, and customer engagement.

Fintech Mena Accelerator


STARTUP RUNWAY, Plug and Play ADGM’s second tech accelerator program in the Middle East, works with its corporate partners across the region to enable innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish within the travel and hospitality industry.

Our Travel and Hospitality innovation platform was founded in 2016 in Silicon Valley, focused on discovering, supporting, and scaling disruptive technologies that are reshaping the future of travel.

We leverage our global network to source startup technologies that increase revenue and lower costs, improve safety and security, build brand loyalty, and create seamless travel experiences for everyone.

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Our Corporate Partners in Abu Dhabi

  • abu dhabi global market startup accelerator
  • BNP Paribas startup accelerator fintech
  • boubyan bank - plug and play
  • Finablr log
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Riyad bank
  • Etihad Airways logo
  • Miral logo

If you're a corporation or startup looking to innovate the financial industry in the Middle East, join our platform today.

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