500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm of 2019. We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. 500 startups has invested in more than 2400 startups throughout the world. 500 Startups MENA: 500 Startups MENA has invested more than 175 in the Middle East and North Africa since 2012. As one of the oldest funds focused on the region, they review more deals than just about anyone.
Hub71 is community of founders, investors and business enablers that form a unique technology ecosystem strategically located in Abu Dhabi. Named after the UAE’s formation in 1971, Hub71 is creating the optimal environment for transformative tech companies looking to maximize success, produce outstanding tech innovations and scale globally. Hub71 is a flagship initiative of the AED 50 billion economic accelerator program, Ghadan 21, which means “tomorrow” in Arabic. Hub71 Provides: Access to capital by attracting top VC funds and investors to increase the pool of capital available to startups and VCs in Abu Dhabi.
Microsoft for Startups: Where B2B startups scale Unlocking Exponential Value for B2B Startups Around the World Microsoft for Startups is a free, global program dedicated to helping B2B startups successfully scale their companies. We do by this by providing startups with access to powerful technology including Azure and GitHub Enterprise coupled with a streamlined path to selling alongside Microsoft and our global partner ecosystem. In fact, startups in our program secured over a $1BN in sales opportunities with the average deal size over six figures last year alone.
Techstars Hub71 Accelerator This program is designed for startups across a variety of verticals, all focused on innovations that will accelerate Abu Dhabi’s new world economy. Important Dates Applications Open * Jul 20th, 2020 Final Deadline * Oct 11th, 2020 Accelerator Starts * Jan 10th, 2021 Demo Day * Apr 8th, 2021 What investments does Techstars make in its accelerator portfolio companies? Techstars provides accelerator portfolio companies with access to financial, human, and intellectual capital to fuel the success of their business.
The Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) stands as a pioneer in the world of virtual asset regulation, impacting areas far beyond its home base in Dubai. The groundbreaking institution’s influence notably extends to Abu Dhabi, where numerous startups are capitalizing on the benefits provided by VARA’s intricate regulatory framework and supportive environment. Established as the world’s initial independent regulatory authority for virtual assets, VARA is a beacon of trust and transparency in the emerging domain of virtual assets.
Abu Dhabi-based Hub71, in partnership with Modus Capital, has launched an venture building program aimed at startups. The program will provide access to funding, workspace, and mentorship for startups selected to participate. Venture Labs is helping founders with pioneering ideas to build Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) and access to market. The nine-month program provides mentorship, resources, and funding to help founders turn their ideas into successful businesses. The Venture Labs startup accelerator will accept at least 16 founders per year.