Impact-driven businesses invited to apply for the DMCC Impact Scale-Up Programme

Impact-driven businesses invited to apply for the DMCC Impact Scale-Up Programme 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub

DMCC to provide successful companies with substantial discounts on business setup costs for five years.

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), one of the most interconnected free zones in the world, has partnered with Companies Creating Change (C3), a UAE-based social enterprise empowering impact-driven entrepreneurs across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, to launch the Impact Scale-Up Programme.

The programme’s goal is to support businesses aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing them with market access and enabling them to maximise their social and environmental impact whilst boosting their growth and financial performance.

What's on offer

DMCC will be offering ‘Impact’ business licences to successful companies, providing them with substantial savings on business setup costs through a 70 per cent discount on licence fees and flexi-desk space for two years. Further discounts on licence renewal will be offered from the third to the fifth year. Additionally, the successful startups will receive access to DMCC’s facilities as well as its community of over 20,000 member companies to connect and network.

Once onboarded, the companies will go through a tailored training programme covering business expansion pillars, including go-to-market strategies, sales and marketing, investor readiness, ESG agenda and impact measurement. The programme will leverage the C3 network of thousands of local experts, hundreds of regional investors and partners.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and eligibility criteria for the DMCC Impact Scale-Up Programme - powered by C3, join the upcoming virtual information session taking place on Monday, April 11 at 11am (GST), here.

To apply for the programme, and for more info, click here. Applications close on April 30th. 

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to C3's Communications & Community Manager at

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