Dubai Startup Hub and DTEC select 30 Emirati entrepreneurs for the Emirati Development Programme

Dubai Startup Hub and DTEC select 30 Emirati entrepreneurs for the Emirati Development Programme
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▸ The 30 participants will join a 4-week academy in June to work with Dubai’s top entrepreneurship trainers to understand everything that is required to build successful ventures and to explore opportunities


Dubai Startup Hub which is an entrepreneurship initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) yesterday (March 31) announced the selection of 30 Emirati entrepreneurs who will participate in their joint Emirati Development Programme Training & Mentorship Academy. The 4-week program is projected for June 2020. The selected entrepreneurs notably have a great gender mix i.e. female-male ratio of 40-60 percent.

The academy provides a 2-module program encompassing specialised training and mentorship support and will cover critical topics like how to develop an effective business model, practical tools and strategies for generating sales and in-depth pitching training. A pitch competition will also be conducted in the academy for the 30 selected entrepreneurs out of which 5 winners will be chosen for one-to-one comprehensive mentorship support.

Natalia Sycheva, Manager of Entrepreneurship at Dubai Chamber in a press statement shared that the academy’s focus is to empower young Emirati citizens and contribute towards the growth of the private sector in the region. Overall, the program enables Emirati youth to start their own businesses or join innovative private sector companies.

“The Emirati Development Programme received a high number of submissions and succeeded in attracting ambitious Emirati entrepreneurs and owners of startup projects of all ages. Sixty percent of the applicants had not received or previously participated in trainings and workshops on entrepreneurship – the participation of these new entrepreneurs highlights that Dubai Startup Hub is a first-choice primary destination for those wanting to create innovative business ventures in our market. The program reflects the commitment of Dubai Startup Hub to support young citizens and activate their role and contribution to the growth of the private sector,”