Hub71, Wio Bank join forces to enhance banking for tech startups in Abu Dhabi
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Hub71, Wio Bank join forces to enhance banking for tech startups in Abu Dhabi

Hub71, Wio Bank join forces to enhance banking for tech startups in Abu Dhabi

The partnership to streamline bank account processes for startup founders

Divsha Bhat
Hub71 Wio Bank

Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s tech ecosystem, and Wio Bank, the region’s first platform bank, have launched a strategic partnership to transform the banking experience for startup founders in the capital.

Designed to enhance bank account processes for SMEs, Wio becomes the official banking partner of Hub71, enabling startup founders to benefit from expert mentorship and commercialisation opportunities that foster innovative new products and services in Abu Dhabi.

By streamlining the banking process, both firms are making it easier for startups in Abu Dhabi to access funding and essential banking products that support the growth and development of early-stage innovative tech businesses.

Wio Bank was set up with the core mission of contributing to the future readiness of the SME segment in the UAE. As an official banking partner, Wio will streamline the bank account opening process when startups join Hub71. The digital bank will also participate in Hub71 events and initiatives that align with its growth strategy.

Ahmad Ali Alwan, deputy CEO of Hub71, said: “Our partnership with Wio Bank further solidifies our commitment to making Abu Dhabi an attractive destination for startups to do business. By collaborating with an Abu Dhabi based digital platform that is leading the future of business banking, we are opening the door to robust banking and commercial opportunities for our startup community. This partnership is a prime example of a powerful combination within Abu Dhabi’s tech ecosystem that fosters startup growth in the UAE’s capital.”

Jamal Al Awadhi, chief operating and experience officer, Wio, commented: “We recognise the significant impact made by the global startup community and firmly believe that by simplifying access to funding and essential banking products, we have a unique opportunity to nurture their growth and facilitate their paths to new achievements.

Through our collaboration with Hub71, we are committed to delivering meaningful banking solutions that truly make a difference, enabling startup owners to thrive and succeed on their entrepreneurial journey.”

Read: These 15 innovative startups are set to join Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 this year

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