GoDaddy partners with Startups Without Borders for free online course
Mita Srinivasan
10X Technology

GoDaddy partners with Startups Without Borders for free online course

New course to train entrepreneurs across UAE & MENA Region on how to take their business online

GoDaddy, in partnership with Startups Without Borders, has designed a free online training course titled, “Start and Grow Online with GoDaddy”, designed to help entrepreneurs take their businesses online. The online course consists of an intensive 4-hour educational workshop to help small businesses create and manage their digital footprint. Participants will learn how to get a domain name, build a website, and create search-friendly content to attract customers and sell in this new world environment.

The educational partnership between GoDaddy and Startups Without Borders aims to train entrepreneurs from across the MENA region to build an online presence, using GoDaddy’s know-how and online tools and solutions, including its website builder and e-store. With the establishment of an online community, leveraging Startups Without Borders' strong network of partners and its ecosystem of entrepreneurs, the partnership will deliver free training courses, as well as additional workshops and mentorship hours.

The online course content, designed and provided by GoDaddy and available in both English and Arabic, will include topics such as defining an online presence, wonders of the digital world, choosing a domain name, the importance of a professional email address, hands-on planning, building and securing a website.

Selina Bieber, Senior Regional Director for Turkey and MENA Region at GoDaddy added, “Now more than ever, the focus for small businesses is to be online. One of our goals is to educate small and medium business owners and fill in the knowledge gap, while providing them with the tools and help they need to be online. According to our 2020 Entrepreneur Survey, one third of MENA small business owners plan to set up an official website for their business.”

This partnership continues GoDaddy involvement in the region, with last year joining with Dubai Startup Hub, Level Up DXB, The Women Exchange, Startup Egypt and other entrepreneur focused organizations to deliver a variety of workshops and webinars in both English and Arabic.