Egypt’s First Fintech 1864 Accelerator Program MENA ICT Forum Returns This Year to Jordan
Flat6labs opened the door for participation in its 1864 Accelerator Program, which will mark the first homegrown fintech accelerator program in Egypt, and which can open up new opportunities in financial technology, in cooperation with Barclays Bank Egypt. The platform is set to qualify a new generation of entrepreneurs through the adoption of creative ideas and their transformation into commercially viable solutions. “This is a new concept for the future of financial services here,” stated Soha El Turky, Business Development Director at Barclays Bank Egypt. Applications are submitted through the official website, which lists all the required information and procedures. The qualified teams will join the program that lasts for 14 weeks, through which they will receive financial and technical support to turn their ideas into successful and sustainable projects. Int@j will organize the MENA ICT Forum 2016 in Amman on November 9-10 to showcase industry trends, opportunities, and future outlook of how technologies disrupt industries and sectors, which is essential in the MENA regions. This event, the biggest of its kind in Jordan, is organized once every two years with the support of all the major IT players and the participation of 1,200 experts. It is set to transform conceptual ideas into practical applications. Moreover, MENA ICT sheds the light over important industries such as education, healthcare, clean energy, transportation, logistics, commerce, financial services, media, and humanitarian causes. It shows how these sectors are impacted by Social Media, Mobility, Big Data, the Internet of Everything, Cloud Computing, 3D Printing, Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Reality.
The Olympics are not just about sports. As athletes have constantly pushed the boundaries of human ability at the Games, technology has constantly moved forward too. The Olympics have a historical impact in leading technological advancements and innovations long after the Games end.
In the four years since the London Olympic Games, technology has continued to transform everyday life at an astounding pace. At Rio 2016, we witnessed the Olympics harness some of these innovations in addition to many new innovations that made their debut. As the majority of the world had their eyes on the competitions, we kept our eyes out for all the technological advancements and innovations that were introduced this year.