India’s diversity-focused network launches its first global chapter in Dubai
India-based Encubay has expanded to Dubai to make the start-up and investment ecosystem more gender diverse. The Dubai Chapter aims to create an inclusive diverse ecosystem of women entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, corporates, and all the other key stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem; with the objective of levelling the playing field for female founders.
The new Dubai presence will create a community of female founders and funders and help them access the networks via Encubay in Dubai and globally via a series of skilling sessions, networking events and conferences. It will additionally create a trade corridor between Dubai and India, as well as create a network of existing and aspiring women angel investors to leverage the benefits of angel investing as an asset class.
Deeksha Ahuja, Founder at Encubay and Co-founder of the Encubay Angel Network, said, “Our vision at Encubay has always been to level the playing field for female founders globally as we are confident that women will forefront the next phase of innovation and change for the world. I was in awe of all the female founders and investors who warmly welcomed Encubay and myself to Dubai. We will be actively working towards launching more initiatives to foster the growth of female founded ventures in Dubai and the UAE.”
The Encubay Dubai chapter will now engage through ongoing monthly meetups, workshops, and masterclasses. Encubay already includes local and global partners including Wasta.ai, Grover & Company, Startup Grind, Ready Set Jet, LexStart, Encubay Angel Network, Yardstick Marketing Management, Evamotion, Strong-her Capital and In5.