Venture Launchpad: Fintect Edition

Open to the Public


Location New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island Campus

The immersive 10-day entrepreneurship program, training early stage fintech startups in ideation, customer discovery, product market fit and viability testing, helping startups rapidly mature into a scalable business within a short timespan.

The startAD Venture Launchpad will culminate in a Demo Day where graduating teams will get to present their ventures to investors, fintech corporates and the larger startup community in UAE.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017


Note: The program is open to any Fintech startup in the UAE and is completely free of charge to accepted applicants.
Attendance on all 10 days of the class and culminating demo day is mandatory.


Day Program Name
Day 1Cohort intro & Business Model
Day 2Lean startup & business model design
Day 3Customer development, MVP & Product experiments
Day 4Sales & business development
Day 5Traction & content marketing
Day 6Team, culture & growth
Day 7Raising Capital
Day 8Pitching
Day 9Legal, running a company & pitch practice
Day 10Demo Day



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