Dubai Startup Hub Launches Unique “Co-Founder Dubai” Programme To Match Entrepreneurs With Their Perfect Co-Founder
Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched “Co-Founder Dubai”, a new programme that will help match UAE entrepreneurs to the right co-founder to support their growth plans.
Launched ahead of the STEP Conference 2019 in Dubai, this first-of-its-kind pilot matchmaking programme offers UAE startups access to talent and aspiring co-founders a unique opportunity to become a business owner.
Open to all UAE entrepreneurs, the aim of the programme is to improve the success rate of new businesses.
Following the application process, a total of 10 UAE startups will be selected to participate in the matchmaking programme.
Applications in the second phase will be open to aspiring co-founders who will later be shortlisted. By the end of the pilot, the selected startups will meet with various potential co-founders and choose one candidate that will join their respective teams.
Commenting on the new initiative, Natalia Sycheva, Manager of Entrepreneurship at Dubai Chamber, said in a statement that “Co-Founder Dubai” takes an innovative approach to supporting startups as it is designed around their unique needs and aspirations, adding that the holistic programme complements other initiatives offered to entrepreneurs in the UAE under the Dubai Startup Hub platform.
“Co-Founder Dubai will provide both new startup businesses and aspiring co-founders with far-reaching benefits, including comprehensive training, matchmaking days, a dedicated curriculum and high-caliber talent, ultimately enabling startups businesses to grow in the region,” she said.
Dubai Startup Hub is also exhibiting and promoting the “Co-Founder Dubai” programme at the 7th edition of STEP Conference in Dubai this week. Startups interested in applying can visit the Dubai Startup Hub stand at the conference to learn more about the programme’s benefits and requirements.
Dubai Chamber launched Dubai Startup Hub in 2016 as an online platform to connect startups, entrepreneurs, developers, venture capitalists and students, enabling them to learn about new opportunities and create new partnerships that stimulate economic growth.