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On 28th of February Get in the Ring has shaken up the startup community in the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi. 8 startups made it to the final and had the opportunity to pitch in front of the Champion jury and 200 people in the audience! Reactions from both the participants and organizers were exciting! 

Omar Kandil, Program manager of Flat6Labs, pinpointed as organizer of the event:

“We, Flat6Labs, are very proud to be hosting Get In The Ring together with Abu Dhabi Global Markets for the first time in the capital of the UAE. The startups were very impressive and my sincere congratulations to all who participated!

Numerous partners of the event Abu Dhabi Global MarketWamda, Magnitt, in5, Entrepreneur Middle East made sure to create the best experience for the audience and the startups. Participants also recognized the unique format of Get in the Ring competitions.


“Having taken part in many startup pitching competitions before, Get In The Ring was like no other” 

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The whole day went in pitch training sessions needed for the startups to show their best performance. After a tough selection process, 6 startups made it to the Ring for a pitching battle. Even though all of the finalists showed promising solutions, only 3 will join us at our Global Conference and get under the spotlight in Singapore from 17th to 19th of May.

Nowmoney uses mobile banking technology to provide accounts, financial inclusion and a range of low-cost remittance options to low-income migrant workers improving their lives and saving them and their families significant money, in a profitable and sustainable manner.
Dinodrops offers a huge range of greeting cards, party invitations, calendars, wedding stationery and wall prints which can be customized easily by the customer online. The products cater for all ages, races and nationalities and offer a unique and easy service to B2C consumers as well as B2B businesses.
Point Checkout allows customers to spend their reward points at a number of e-commerce websites allowing customers to combine their reward points from multiple reward providers, across borders and across programs.

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Runner-ups
Democrance  builds the technology that enables the mobile microinsurance opportunity in partnership with mobile operators, remittance houses, taxi-hailing companies and traditional insurance companies.
Tayar is a startup that concentrates on the aspects of smart control, monitor and reduction of energy. They provide the solution to the problem of enabling drilled down monitoring ability as well as a remote controlling ability of devices all over the world.
Moneynanny is the personal finance manager, which automatically tracks your money flow. It aggregates incoming funds and ongoing expenses on daily basis and provides the user with balanced budgets for week and month.
RemitGulf helps customers remit money online through partner exchange house. It is the only service that offers the customer the choice and the comfort to remit money online at the best available rates.
ULIQ provides a platform that enables customers to connect on-demand with live certified interpreters and translators who speak the local language and the desired foreign language.

Do you want to meet the Get in the Ring Abu Dhabi winners in person? Join the Global Conference at getinthering.co/globalconference

You can find more pictures from the event here.

Contribution to this article: by NOW Money