Global entrepreneurship event, TiE Global Summit, to be hosted in Dubai
Mita Srinivasan
10x Industry

Global entrepreneurship event, TiE Global Summit, to be hosted in Dubai

Summit aims to attract over 2000 entrepreneurs from over 25 countries, investors, thought leaders and policymakers including TiE members from its chapters in US, Europe, Africa, India, APAC

The Dubai chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) will host the TiE Global Summit (TGS2021) in the UAE in December 2021. The annual TiE event is coming to the city for the first time and expects to host over 2000 entrepreneurs, investors, world leaders, successful celebrities along with members from its TiE chapters from the US, Europe, Africa, India, and APAC, making it one of the largest in the history of the summit.

Through TiE’s vast network of entrepreneurs across the globe and with 61 chapters in 18 countries, the TiE Global Summit has become the flagship conference for world leaders globally, creating a platform for entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to learn, network and share ideas with other like-minded people.

TGS2021 Dubai will be held as a Celebration of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship, under the theme Spark, Sustain and Shine - taking inspiration from the main characteristics of the Flame.

The region’s large and young population with a relatively high level of digital connectivity has contributed to the emergence of a vibrant start-up ecosystem in the MENA region. According to the 2021 MENA Venture Investment report, the MENA region in 2020 saw a record of $1 billion dollars of investment in start-ups, highlighting the fast-paced growth of potential start-ups in the region.

TGS2021 will provide these and global entrepreneurs with a platform for funding, insights into strategies to grow and scale businesses with a focus on new start-up ideas and investments. The event will also provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network, share ideas and interact with investors, business leaders, and policymakers across the globe, besides allowing investors access to the world’s brightest minds to fulfil their investment objectives.

Mahesh Jaishankar, Co-Chair TiE Global Summit 2021, explained that the TGS2021 will be two days of inspiring keynotes, fireside chats and interactive experiences with the world’s best – each one sharing lessons of success and glimpses of tomorrow.

“This is the time for innovators and investors to rise and thrive in times of crises. The UAE has been ranked first in the Middle East and fourth globally in the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) 2020. The progress made by UAE entrepreneurs reflects their unparalleled efforts despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic,” added Jaishankar.

TGS2021 started with the ceremonial lighting of the Flame of Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, the birthplace of TiE, and will go on a worldwide journey through more than 40 TiE Chapters marking major milestones and initiatives across the globe.The Flame will reach the UAE in October where it will be hosted by various TiE partner organizations, key UAE entrepreneurship ecosystem stakeholders and at major events happening throughout the last quarter of the year. The Flame of Entrepreneurship will subsequently make its way to TiE Global Summit 2021 before continuing its legacy journey.