A new community collective is coming to Abu Dhabi, and entrepreneurs are invited to take part!
The AD SME Tribe is a new initiative enabling the growth of enterprises through community-focused guidance and meaningful connections. The platform will be hosted on the Abu Dhabi SME Hub, a Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development initiative.
AD SME Tribe aims to create a dedicated community through which SMEs can connect with stakeholders, such as service providers, policymakers and Abu Dhabi’s priority sector leaders, inspiring fresh perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in today’s business climate.
What to expect
Through a series of meet ups and workshops, SMEs can access expert advice with thought-provoking discussions, ideas and innovation to bolster their business.
Participants will receive themed questions about topics such as: most memorable moments of their business journey, what worked and what could be improved, and the kind of business solutions that could resonate most with customers, among others. This approach of sharing success stories and memorable moments will seek to build rapport and camaraderie between participants, creating a safe, productive space that supports self-reflection, collaboration and success.
Overall, the AD SME Tribe will support enterprises across four pillars that will offer:
A hub to connect, engage, collaborate, transform and grow
Opportunities to foster relationships among industry leaders
Access to experts, buyers and knowledge
New ideas through access to technology and innovation
How does it work & who can participate?
The first meet-up, under the Retail SME Tribe pillar, is scheduled for 18 October, followed by a second on 16 November and a third on 14 December.
The SME Tribe program is open to all mSMEs based in Abu Dhabi working in priority sectors including Retail, Tourism, Healthcare, ICT, Agriculture, Financial Services and Real Estate, each of which will receive their own dedicated SME Tribe sessions.
Only a select number of applicants will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the program.
Apply for the first Retail Tribe Meetup by using the registration form on our SME Tribe page here.