NYUAD Entrepreneurship School Incubator

An 8-week program of in-person trainings, workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions to develop your startup idea into a prototype.

NYUAD Entrepreneurship School Incubator is an outcome-driven program aimed at NYUAD students, who are at an early stage looking to develop their idea into a minimum-viable-product and doing a beta launch as the next step. This 8 week program will feature a series of workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions that will enable participants to gain the tools and knowledge to formulate their business models, test the viability of the models in the marketplace and think through the key areas of new ventures.

In partnership with Violet Ventures, Business, Organizations and Society team and Sandooq Al Watan, NYUAD Entrepreneurship School Incubator is bigger and better than ever.



Mentorship from experts on product-development, business model and launch strategy

Benefit from a suite of training modules focused on prototyping

Get hands on 1-1 coaching by a leading startup coaches

The top teams will win financial grants totalling 25,000 AED:
First Prize: 15,000 AED
Second prize: 5,000 AED

Pitch your business to a jury of UAE experts and angel investors on April 25, 2024

1st Prize Winner: $2000 USD
Pioneering peer-led tutoring
Mariam Amar, Seif Kassem, Mohammad Samer and Youssef AbdelHamid

3rd Prize Winner: $5000 USD in the InnoVention global pitching competition
Modern dismantler software
Arun Junutala


This 8-week program will be divided into two parts.
The first part of the program consists of workshops that will help participants identify a market gap, specific customer segment and develop a business model that is scalable and repeatable. There will be a series of interactive workshops over 4 weeks covering various business and entrepreneurial topics such as:

Business and Revenue Model Development

Prototype Development

Building an Effective Startup Team

Planning Financial Requirements and Fundraising


Dec 14 – Jan. 31, 2024

Applications are closed

Want to learn more? Join us for a table event at D2, NYUAD, 12 – 2:00 PM

Feb 5, 2024

Cohort Announcement

Feb 10 – March 2, 2024

On-program Workshops and Trainings

Mar 14 – Apr 14, 2024

One-on-one Mentorship

Apr 19 – Apr 22, 2024

Pitch-practice Sessions

May 1, 2024

Pitch Competition at Demo Day

Lars Kolind
Lars Kolind
Mona Ataya
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Neil Hammond
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Mohamed Amine Berlabi
Founder & CEO, Cypherleak
Tina Kamel
Program Coordinator, startAD
Adnan Dekedek
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startAD at NYUAD

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