AMP, the MENA region's first e-commerce accelerator programme, launches

AMP, the MENA region's first e-commerce accelerator programme, launches 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub

Major industry players like Etisalat, Aramex and Launch DXB are supporting the accelerator.

Virtuzone, a company formation specialist firm based in the UAE, alongside Etisalat, Aramex and Launch DXB have announced the launch of AMP – the first accelerator programme dedicated to fast-tracking the growth of e-commerce startups in the country, amplifying their presence across the Middle East and North African region and further strengthening the UAE’s fast-growing digital economy.

Who is AMP for? 

If you want to sell online, do drop shipping, create an online marketplace, launch an app or any other sort of online business, AMP is your ticket to launch fast & scale quick.

How do I join AMP? 

Simple. Set up your online business with Virtuzone and you will automatically join the AMP accelerator. No additional costs. No monthly fees. Find out how much your licence will cost with Amp's e-commerce setup cost calculator.

What's on offer

The AMP e-commerce-focused accelerator is run in collaboration with industry leaders such as Etisalat, Aramex, Launch DXB, HotDesk,, HyperPay and more. Startups that join the AMP programme will get AED 60,000 worth of premium benefits and subsidies that cover the bulk of operating costs for trade licencing, bank account opening, e-commerce website development, payment gateway, digital marketing, shipping, warehousing, logistics, office space, and mentorship, among other e-commerce business requirements.

Upon joining AMP, you will receive:

  • An e-commerce licence;
  • Over AED 60,000 worth of mentorship, freebies & discounts from AMP partners to provide tech (Etisalat), logistics (Aramex), development (Shopify), marketing (Capital D), warehousing (The Box) & more;
  • Access to educational videos, tutorials, checklists & lessons to build, optimise and run a successful online business;
  • Access to the AMP community portal to network and access your benefits;
  • The core objective of AMP by Virtuzone is to accelerate the growth process for aspiring e-commerce entrepreneurs, minimise the risks and challenges involved, and put them in a position to succeed. To make AMP accessible to any entrepreneur, the accelerator programme is offered free of cost with the establishment of an e-commerce company with Virtuzone.

You can find more info, as well apply, here.

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