The UAE has recently set itself as a shining example within the local startup scene, attracting a large number of investors to the thriving country. In fact, UAE Startups lead the MENA region in investment, at 70 Percent.

In addition to this, TechStars, an American seed accelerator founded in Boulder, Colorado, will unite Techstars Dubai with GINCO to be the first U.S. accelerator and venture capital fund to establish an office in the UAE. TechStars has racked up and impressive track record and has invested in over 1300 startups globally alongside top global companies such as Sony, Barclays, Amazon, and now GINCO, establishing itself as a worldwide leader in the startup scene.

Techstarts will soon be finishing its annual cohort program with the first cohort which started January 21st. The end will be marked by its Demo day on April 17th. During the event, companies will take the stage to present their businesses, and the event will run from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM with an agenda which can be found below.


1:00 pm – Registration, Receive Badges and Get Seated

2:15 pm – Welcome Remarks

2:30 pm – Partner Keynote

2:45 pm – Pitches

4:30 pm – Networking

6:00 pm – Event Ends/Community Celebration

Techstars Dubai in Partnership with GINCO is the first investment by an Emirati family into an accelerator program focused on early-stage founders.The Techstars office is located on the upper level of Emirates Tower Boulevard, in the heart of innovation for the Dubai public and private sectors.

Techstars’s main goals is to help entrepreneurs succeed. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO.


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