Dubai Startup Hub launches Scale-Up Dubai programme
Dubai Startup Hub has launched its Scale-Up Dubai programme, an extension of Market Access that provides in-depth knowledge, guidance and tailored support to fast-growing startups, or scale-ups, as they look to take their businesses to the next level and expand beyond borders. Market Access is one of Dubai Startup Hub’s flagship programmes designed to facilitate partnerships between corporates and startups. The programme offers annual membership to corporates and access to a series of dedicated matchmaking events held throughout the year.
H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman at Dubai Chamber, described Scale-up Dubai as a unique programme designed around the evolving needs of Dubai Startup Hub’s scale-up members who are ready to take their businesses to the next level, explore global markets and connect with public and private sector stakeholders who are keen to work with promising scale-ups.
As part of the programme, selected scale-ups took part in several interactive sessions that provided valuable insights on business setup, and global expansion as well as opportunities to showcase their businesses to public and private sector organizations. A virtual business networking event joined by senior representatives from the RTA, Mashreq Bank, RAKBANK, Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai Future Foundation, showcased new technologies offered by the scale-ups to government entities and established businesses looking for innovative solutions to address existing challenges. Upon their completion of the Scale-Up Dubai programme, participants receive a digital “Market Ready” stamp that helps them boost their appeal and reputation among corporates in Dubai.
Omar Khan, Dubai Chamber’s Director of International Offices, and Dubai Chamber’s representative offices in Africa and Eurasia, said, “The new programme is a prime example of how Dubai Chamber leverages its resources and representative offices to provide high-potential startups access to growth opportunities in emerging markets around the world.”