Fintech Ideathon

Join hundreds of young innovators pitching their ideas
at the Museum of the Future

Apply to be one of the 400 young innovators

Open to young entrepreneurs and innovators.


Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

The Future Skills Forum is an exclusive event where policymakers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs gather to connect and share on the important trends impacting the future of jobs. It takes place on 8th May 2024 at the Museum of the Future in Dubai. 

As part of the Forum, 400 young innovators will participate in an Ideathon that will get them to design and pitch their ideas on subjects related to AI, Blockchain, Fintech and Sustainability. 

Details: 8th May 2024 at Museum of the Future, Dubai

Capacity: Up to 400
Mentors: 20 experienced mentors
Teams: 40 dynamic project teams

The only constant is change, and entrepreneurship and innovation are the fuel that propels us forward.

Those who support people with skills, creativity, and big ideas find the real gold of innovation.

Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-founder, CFTE

Who is the Fintech Ideathon for?

Your chance to explore your entrepreneurial skills

Young Professionals & Students

Working in or aspiring to join finance, technology, professional services, or startups

Enthusiastic Individuals

Looking to make an impact with their skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial mindset

Current & Aspiring Innovators

Who has a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation

Problem-solver People

Who are interested in creating impactful solutions in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Blockchain, and Fintech

What are the themes of the Ideathon?

Pick your challenge


Harnessing intelligent algorithms to solve complex problems and create innovative solutions.


Exploring technology-driven approaches to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices.


Developing decentralised solutions and exploring the potential of blockchain technology for various applications.


Revolutionising financial services through innovative technology, digital currencies, and data-driven insights.


20+ Mentors will work with you

Saqr Ereiqat

CEO, TradeDog Market Manager

Takeshi Kito

Co-founder & CEO, Elevandi Japan

Akram El Youssi

Akram El Youssi

Founder, InstaVal

Sarah Abuagela

Head of Investment, Ceras Ventures

Shafique R Ibrahim

Founder, FXB Payment Summit

Theresa Doan

Bedayat Business Incubator/Accelerator Manager, SEE Institute

Get ready to...

Our Partners

They chose to join us in creating this hackathon
(To be revealed on a rolling basis)

Why should I join?


From experienced entrepreneurs and professionals how to create an idea in Fintech, AI, Blockchain or Sustainability


Learn what is an ideation process and apply it directly in the session


Receive hands-on mentorship and strategic guidance to emerging talents


Strengthen exposure of your ideas amongst a pool of investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators


Develop valuable relationships with industry veterans, experienced professionals, and peers


Stand a chance to win an unique opportunity to pursue your business idea

Join the next generation of entrepreneurs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Anyone who is currently pursuing higher education at university or has graduated in the past 5 years is welcome to register for participation.

Is there any pre-requisite knowledge that I need to have?

No technical knowledge is expected from participants – any business knowledge and domain knowledge is welcome but not a pre-requisite. 

Can I join on as an individual or do I need to bring my own team members?

Individuals can apply. Teams will be assigned at random during the event.

Do I need to pay to participate?

The Fintech Ideathon is free of charge for all attendees.

Do I need to come prepared with an idea?

No preparation is expected from participants. However, please feel free to bring forth any business idea that you would like to validate amongst your peers and mentors.

Can I participate in the event virtually?

Participation in the Fintech Ideathon will be exclusively held in-person.

How will you select the winning team?

Each team will be scored on a set of preset evaluation criteria. The top 5 performing teams will have the opportunity to present their pitch in front of a panel of judges, who will score and select the winner.

Are there any award prizes for the winning team?

The winning team will be awarded an exclusive opportunity – to be announced at the event. 

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