A platform for global FinTechs to access the multi-billion-dollar Middle-Eastern market opportunity. Now!
10,000+ pages of proprietary research and use cases | 50+ regional banks represented
15 cohort members and growing!
Our lab in the heart of Dubai’s Internet City provides global FinTechs a “soft-landing” opportunity into the MEA region. The lab is a brainchild of rigorous brainstorming with regional leaders in the Financial Services world,clubbed with IBSi’s group company, Cedar’s 35+ years of banking and financial technology consulting experience in the region. Since 2018, the CedarIBSi accelerator has been home to global technology companies of different shapes and sizes, each of whom have used membership benefits to learn, partner, and accelerate.
In addition to the specific membership benefits listed below, the lab has grown into a strong community of banking and financial technology enthusiasts. The member community and CedarIBSi expert teams come together once a month, aspiring to constant collaboration and innovation.
Gain more brand recognition and be recognized in the region via our monthly marketing initiatives that include webinars, newsletters, email campaigns and more!
In a pre and post-COVID era, our lab provides state-of-the-art facilities to members seeking hot seats, meeting rooms, private event rooms, among a range of other workspace benefits
Tap into Cedar and IBSi’s regional network consisting of family office, PE/VC fund, and sovereign capital, opening doors to potential capital-raise conversations
An opportunity to leverage our 35+ year regional presence, expertise and deep relationships in order to connect with and assist banks in developing and executing their technology transformation strategies. Via webinars, roundtables and knowledge sessions
Powered by Finastra’s FusionFabric, our lab offers members a virtual sandbox along with a private cloud set-up, enabling vendors to experiment with dummy data and build proofs-of-concepts for showcasing. All of this is supported by our project management expertise
Unlock regular access to our global research and consulting teams in the form of 1-1 analyst time, market insight sessions, and assistance around corporate strategy and growth in the MEA region
As an industry leader in the space of QA and QE, as well as having pioneered a number of innovations in the areas of digital, we have found the CedarlBSi Fintech lab to be a good platform for us to present our use-cases.
- Balaji Viswanathan Managing Director, Expleo Solutions Limited
Lab Benefits & Middle East Opportunity PresentationView PDF
pages of proprietary research and use cases
regional banks represented
exclusive knowledge sessions annually