Dubai Startup Hub launches new programme to build the skills of Emirati youth
Mita Srinivasan
10x Industry

Dubai Startup Hub launches new programme to build the skills of Emirati youth

30 participants will be chosen to benefit from training and guidance over a four-week period under the Training & Mentorship Academy

Dubai StartUp Hub, under the ambit of Dubai Chamber, has launched the Emirati Development Programme. The Programme aims at increasing the participation of Emirati youth in the private sector - whether that involves launching their own business or join a private sector start-up.

Through this programme, Dubai Chamber aims to identify new talent amongst the Emirati community and give them the tools and skills to seize a commercial opportunity. The Emirati Development Programme will play a key role in diversifying the scope of support, as it is designed to identify, develop and mentor promising UAE national talent, to equip them with practical business knowledge and entrepreneurship experience needed to stimulate their interest in the private sector.

Dubai Chamber also announced the launch of the Training & Mentorship Academy, in collaboration with Dubai Technology Entrepreneurs Campus, a wholly owned entity by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority. The Academy will select 30 participants and offer a one-of-its-kind four-week training programme with top industry trainers, covering topics such as business canvassing, product validation, go-to-market sales and pitching.

Moving forward, all future UAE national activities will come under the umbrella of the Emirati Development Programme.