Steering local and global startups to scale in the UAE and beyond
startAD programs equip global and regional startups from tech and non-tech industries with the tools, skills and frameworks to excel in the unique opportunity that the UAE market presents. We co-create impact-driven programs with government departments and corporate leaders to help further UAE’s transition into a knowledge-based economy.
Powered by its partner Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, startAD is a new model for entrepreneurship education and innovation.
Emirati Entrepreneurs Advanced
Tech startups Accelerated
Designers and builders of startup ecosystems
Learn more about startAD’s mission to further UAE’s global competitiveness, to contribute to capacity building for homegrown innovation and to strengthen entrepreneurship capabilities of universities, explore our brand deck.
Aspiring entrepreneurs benefited
Pilot projects awarded
Funding raised by startups
An open, multifunctional, modular space that enables collaboration, fostering of communities and bringing together entrepreneurial serendipity.
Al Warsha is a space for creativity and innovation. The lab is open for people of all skill levels to come in and use the tools and equipment to build their own projects and seek any support they may need.
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