Dubai Startup Hub launches 4th edition of networking series

Dubai Startup Hub launches 4th edition of networking series

By Staff Report

Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 6:45 PM

Last updated: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 8:47 PM

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Area 2071, recently kicked off the fourth edition of its weekly networking series which brings together stakeholders from the Dubai startup ecosystem and features inspirational talks led by successful entrepreneurs and industry innovators.
The 10-week series, hosted at Emirates Towers, will run until November 13, 2019, putting the spotlight on a wide range of sectors, timely topics, trends and technologies that are central to Dubai's economic development, such as talent, artificial intelligence, data science, education, travel, hospitality, logistics and social impact. The series will also devote special attention to the subject of startup expansion and scaling up, highlighting the support and resources offered by Dubai Startup Hub and other eco-system players through a series of panel discussions joined by representatives from leading incubators, accelerators and government entities in Dubai.
"We are very encouraged by the strong interest and turnout for the first networking event of the season and look forward to hearing from a variety of innovative startups that are making their mark on industries, as well as our eco-system partners who are offering valuable knowledge and resources to our members," said Natalia Sycheva, manager of Entrepreneurship at Dubai Chamber.
She described the Dubai Startup Hub networking series as a platform for startup ecosystem players like incubators, co-working spaces and accelerator programmes to engage directly with the entrepreneurial community and provide them with the right support.
Sycheva said the series has succeeded in fostering fruitful cooperation between various stakeholders and nurturing Dubai's entrepreneurial ecosystem, and added that it has attracted more than 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs over the last 3 years.
An initiative of Dubai Future Foundation, Area 2071 is a physical manifestation of the UAE Centennial Plan which aims to make the UAE the world's leading nation by 2071.The networking series is aligned with Area 2071's efforts of promoting co-collaboration amongst creative thinkers, innovators, industry experts and entrepreneurs for a better future in Dubai. Established by Dubai Chamber in 2016, Dubai Startup Hub is the first initiative of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region. The initiative aims to provide clarity and guidance for entrepreneurs throughout their journey, while it also leverages public-private sector partnerships to promote innovation and develop Dubai's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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