startAD Impact Report
Anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by its partner Tamkeen, startAD began its journey in September 2016 as a new model for entrepreneurship education and innovation for the region. startAD supports Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s goals of becoming a knowledge-based economy by equipping students, startups, and corporates with the necessary tools to build innovative new products that serve a global need, collaborate across organizations, and develop entrepreneurial capacity.
We are proud of our impact to date, directly contributing to the UAE economy through new business development, job creation, and homegrown innovation.
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startAD has opened applications for Ibtikari 5.0, an intensive five-month incubation programme aimed at helping UAE nationals advance their tech startups.
Ibtikari will train participants to scale their businesses, secure pilot projects with local corporations, and become investment-ready.
SatSure integrates trends derived from satellite imagery with public datasets to develop decision making insights
Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald: SatSure, a geospatial data analytics company which leverages advances in satellites, machine learning, and big data analytics, has won the IMKAN Innovation Award worth USD 10,000 at startAD’s Venture Launchpad.
For us in the Middle East, we need to recognize that we are part of a global entrepreneurial and investing game- some would call it a race. This opportunity is much greater than the MENA alone.
Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium highlights UAE’s role in shaping the future of global economy
The Symposium welcomed CEO of China SilkRoad Investment & Development Winston Ma Wenyan; President and CEO of Ken Miller Capital in New York Ken Miller, among others
The fifth edition of its Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium will take place on 23rd March, under the theme, 'Looking East: The New Digital Silk Road and the Future of the Global Technology Order'.
"Developing an angel investor pool in the Middle East will create a more opportunities and will strengthen regional economic growth," according to Ramesh Jagannathan, Managing Director of startAD