Application now open. Submission deadline March 31st 2021
We designed Co-Founder Dubai Program to connect existing startup businesses to aspiring co-founders, to further improve the success rate of locally based startups and help scale up innovative ventures in the city. Program provides comprehensive matchmaking, training support, expert legal and HR advice, digital tools and templates, pitching session with investors and industry experts, and much more.
- Access to network of top tech startups who are hiring
- Three tailored networking sessions with leading startup founders
- Customized legal and HR training workshops
- Legal advice on becoming a co-founder
- Marketing and media exposure
- Financial mindfulness and relationship management training
- Chance to work for a promising, innovative startup business
- Opportunity to become a business owner (equity share options)
- Businesses qualified by Dubai Startup Hub
- Comprehensive training covering HR and Legal aspects
- Designed curriculum to support you in driving the partnership forward
- Build on existing skill set
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Program Cycle 2021 – All you need to know
Steps for participation
Submit application to the co-founder position you are interested in (you may apply to more than one opportunity).
Network with the startup business founders during three networking webinars.
Access to expert legal and HR workshops.
Startup founders will reach out directly to you if you have been shortlisted for an interview.
Access to curriculum, Curriculum is a set of recommended activities and touch points aimed to guide you through the formation of onboarding your co-founder.
Access to digital portal for all the templates needed to formalize your partnership.
Opt to enroll in pitching session with investors and industry experts, with best pitch receiving monetary grants.
Submission deadline 15th April 2019
“I am a big supporter of the Co-Founder Dubai Program. Entrepreneurship and innovation are a significant part of what Dubai has become and will become. I support that in every facet.”
Partner – Afridi and Angell
“Training in HR and Legal was very informative talking about shareholder agreements and how to smoothly onboard a Co-Founder. Being a part of the proram gave my startup great visibility with a large number of potential Co-Founders.”
Founder – Shala Online
“The Co-Founder Training Day was extremely well organized and the content was excellent.”
“The Co-Founder Program was a great program for us to be able to find the most suitable talents for our growth plans. It allowed us to appraise our strategic vision and ‘sell’ it to the potential co-founders. The talents and the skills of the shortlisted candidates were terrific and one of the highest quality.”
Founder – Deliver 2 Mum
“We are very happy with the outcome of the Co-Founder Program. In addition to the very informative sessions by industry experts in talent recruitment and legal startup setup, we came away wth a great list of shortlists for potential co-founders and partners. We thank C3 partners and Dubai Chamber for their constant support to the startup community…”
Co-Founder – Pacific 67
About Dubai Startup Hub
Dubai Startup Hub is a semi-government initiative rooted in Dubai Chamber, the main purpose is to provide clarity and direction in the journey of a startup entrepreneur. To listen, to reflect and guide them along the way. We collaborate with the most experienced & trusted partners to exchange essential and up-to-date information that answers all essential entrepreneurial questions. Ensuring startups have access to the resources needed to accomplish their goals and comforting them in the choices they make.
About Dubai Chamber
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1965. It is a non-profit public organization whose mission is to represent, support, and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai. It does so by creating a favourable environment; promoting Dubai as an international business hub and by supporting the development of business.