Bahrain Fintech Bay launches 3rd Georgetown programme

The Georgetown FinTech Program is a 12 week professional development course in FinTech


Bahrain FinTech Bay has launched the 3rd Georgetown FinTech Program supported by Tamkeen’s Individual Development Platform; accepting applications for its new cohort and creating opportunities for Bahrainis in a fast-changing digital economy.

The Georgetown FinTech Program is a 12 week professional development course in FinTech delivered by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, ranked among the best in the world for entrepreneurship by Bloomberg. Since the program’s launch in, the Georgetown FinTech Program has trained over 100 participants.

The program is delivered virtually through a combination of live and online modules and is certified by Georgetown McDonough School of Business. The certification comprises seven modules and four case studies led by Professor Jim Angel, a prominent figure within the FinTech landscape and co-inventor of 12 FinTech patents.

Additionally, the course will be hosting local and international guest speakers, the entrepreneurial community, and thought leaders from the financial services industry. The program structure encompasses in-depth and insightful sessions exploring the ever-evolving financial technology industry and underlying infrastructure, experiential modules and practical FinTech use cases within the key sectors of the economy.

Khalid Dannish, CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay, said: “FinTech is such a dynamic industry, with new business models, technologies, regulatory reforms and use cases it’s crucial that professionals and ecosystem stakeholders are kept up to date, understand the fundamentals driving this change and can identify opportunities for growth.

“The Georgetown FinTech Program equips candidates with skillsets but most importantly mindsets, exploring key themes within fintech, reverse engineering successful fintech use cases, whilst also taking into account insights from guest speakers from both global and regional fintech ecosystems to provide a global perspective though a localized lens. Our partnership with Georgetown University reflects our commitment to bringing world class academic and entrepreneurial education in fintech to MENA against the backdrop of rapid growth in the region.”

Ali Hasan, Director of Individual Programs at Tamkeen, said: “We are pleased to support the launch of the 3rd edition alongside Bahrain FinTech Bay. The program allows professionals to explore the future skill requirements of Bahrain's financial services industry, as well as that of FinTech startups, and gain practical knowledge of the field.

“There’s not a better time to develop the practical skills and leading experience of Bahrainis in the latest FinTech trends which are changing now, more than ever. It’s part of Tamkeen’s ongoing commitment to support local talent, preparing them for the future market needs.” – TradeArabia News Service

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