Startup funding & business financing

As an entrepreneur or business owner, getting the capital you need to grow and scale your business is one of the biggest challenges. Accelerate SME gives you access to a growing network of leading financing providers – from banks to venture capital and private equity.

We help you find the right funding option to suit your unique business needs. We’ve got you covered, whether you’re looking for:

How it works

  1. Get instant access

    Sign up and instantly start browsing available funding options from providers

  2. Compare funding options

    Transparently review and compare rates and eligibility to help you find the right funding solution for your needs

  3. One-click apply

    When you’re ready, simply click apply and complete your profile and application, attaching any documents needed

  4. Get your answer

    The financing provider will get back to you within the timeframe committed; and we hold them to it!

Get started

Fast-track your application with our trust rating

Get your funding application fast-tracked when you earn the Accelerate SME Trust Rating. Simply provide a few key financial metrics and your company’s latest annual financial statement to get your score.

Powered by Thomson Reuters StarMine®, the algorithm mirrors the credit check process and gives the financing provider an accurate indicator of your company’s financial health to help them fast-track their decision.

Find out more

Browse financing options

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Global Trade Solutions for SMEs in UAE

As a leading trade services provider in the UAE, NBF are equipped to cater to the particular import or export requirements of your business, whatever they may be.

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Term Loans for SMEs in UAE

Whether you need to fill in a gap in your capital with a short-term loan or are looking to finance a long-term project, NBF have a variety of business loans for SMEs in the UAE.

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Business Bank Account in UAE

NBF offer three convenient business account packages to meet your banking needs. We make banking simple and convenient so that you can concentrate on making your business a greater success.

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Early Stage VC focused on Technology

DASH Ventures supports, guides and invests in early-stage tech companies based in the Middle East and Europe. We play an active role in each of our portfolio companies, ensuring they have the necessary tools for success.

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Early & growth-stage investment for startups

Saudi-based incubator/accelerator focusing on early to growth-stage startups and SMEs. Investment ranges from SAR 20K to 5M.

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Angel Investing in the telco and tourism industry

Angel, Early stage and seed investment targeting startups in the tech and tourism industries

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Advisory & Equity for Early-Stage Companies

Wilbe Ventures is a global angel group and co-working space with a presence in the major startup capitals of the world and a large network of professionals.

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Fashion Industry Incubator for the Middle East

Bahrain-based incubator and accelerator program for the fashion and design industry with a Middle East focus

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Accelerator Program by 0smosis

We support financial institutions and FinTech entrepreneurs in building and launching products and services that customers will love.