Dubai Chamber backs 16 startups for GITEX 2019

Dubai Startup Hub’s initiative helps entrepreneurs in energy, robotics and VR come to the fore

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Dubai Chamber is backing an alumni of 16 startups from all over the world through Dubai Startup Hub. Majority of the startups are UAE-based. While the remaining are winners of Dubai Startup Hubs’ competition from India and Brazil.

Natalia Sycheva, manager entrepreneurship, Dubai Chamber said: “The 16 start ups represent the vibrant community of entrepreneurial community of Dubai and various strategic economic business sectors of Dubai such as energy, robotics, VR among others.”

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce, provides clarity and assistance to startups based in the UAE, and those based internationally that want to make Dubai their hub.

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She added: “Our community accounts for more than 500 entrepreneurs and startups at various stages - from idea to scale up. We have a set of 10 programmes in our portfolio that addresses specific challenges at each stage of the startup journey.

“Earlier this year, Dubai Chamber launched the Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Programme and Sycheva gave more details about the positive impact it’s had on its startups.”

The programme is helping five startups from Africa to come to Dubai and explore the market, likewise to support Dubai-founded startups to expand to the African continent.

The selection marks the start of the second phase of the programme which involves intensive training and mentorship sessions. Following the three-month period, selected startups will be given an opportunity to participate in a session at the 5th Global Business Forum on Africa in November 2019 and exhibit during the high-level business forum in Dubai.

Dubai Chamber has offices in Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, China, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Panama, Brazil and Argentina from where it serves all its programmes including Dubai Startup Hub. In the near future, Dubai Chamber is set to open facilities in Mexico and another centre in Shenzen, China.

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