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!

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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.

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GeoTech Innovation Program

Build your own business and contribute to a better lifestyle in UAE through the GeoTech Innovation Program. 3 innovative ideas that will produce applications to manage urban & rural land, or detect disaster and manage crises, or provide coastal border security applications are encouraged to apply to GeoTech Innovation Program and transform their ideas into commercially viable and scalable market-ready products. Applications close January 7th, 2019.

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Alternative Investment Opportunity for SMEs - MENA

Investing USD 5-25 million in SMEs with promising growth potential and/or proven cash generating abilities operating across the MENA region.

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VC Investment for Tech Startups - Jordan

Providing capital from institutions and individual investors, as well as expertise

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Qotuf Accelerator Program - KSA

The first Saudi Arabia private sector-led, non-profit entrepreneurship foundation, promoting entrepreneurship in the Kingdom

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Early & Growth Stage Venture Capital - Oman

Target Series A through growth stage with an investment range of USD 1-12m

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Early Stage & Seed Funding - MENA

Early stage and seed investment up to USD 1.5 million by Beirut-based venture capital firm Phoenician Funds.

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Early & Growth Stage Investment - MENA

Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of innovative tech companies in the Middle East.

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Seed Capital from Angel Group - MENA

MENA-focused angel group investing in new business ventures looking to raise seed capital ranging from USD 250,000 to 1 million.

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Seed Funding & Access to Angel Circle - Egypt

Egypt-based American University in Cairo (AUC) Angles provides high-growth enterprises across a wide range of industries with access to seed capital ranging from USD 70K to 300K