Published On: 20-9-2017

Dubai, UAE: DubaiStartupHub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is finalising its preparations to lead a delegation to the Global Business Summit, which will take place September 25th-29th in China.

Two UAE-based startups selected by DubaiStartupHub will be joining the delegation at the summit. Their participation is the result of cooperation between Dubai Startup Hub and China Young Entrepreneurs’ Association (CYEA).

Among the participating startups is Gravity Calisthenics Gym, the region’s first movement academy which focuses on the art of calisthenics. The startup was founded by Yousuf Al Gurg in May 2015 under Dubai Chamber’s Tejar Dubai programme. Also joining the delegation is Ketaki Sharma, Founder of Algorithm Research, which specialises in investment-focused research covering the MENA region.

The Global Business Summit in China is an ideal platform for entrepreneurs and startups to share experiences, establish partnerships, and capitalise on existing investment opportunities. More than 100 entrepreneurs will be participating at the Summit, representing 15 countries.

Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice-President, Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber, and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai, explained that the DubaiStartupHub aligns with Dubai Chamber’s aim to nurture the emirate’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and foster a culture of innovation within the local business community.

These efforts fall in line with the objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021 and support the emirate’s ambitions to become a global knowledge and innovation hub, Al Zaabi noted.

He also stressed the importance of participating in the Global Business Summit in China, and described the event as ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs and SMEs from the UAE to broaden their horizons, explore new growth opportunities, and gain insights from industry experts from around the world.

Last year, the Chamber launched DubaiStartupHub 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.