Calling retail and retail tech SMEs: Apply to Manassah 2.0 now

Calling retail and retail tech SMEs: Apply to Manassah 2.0 now 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
Opportunities

The Manassah incubator by Aldar in partnership with startAD accelerates the region’s most ambitious retail entrepreneurs to turn homegrown concepts into viable businesses & overcome scalability challenges.

Massanah 2.0 invites entrepreneurs to become the changing face of retail in the Middle East.

The Manassah incubator by Aldar in partnership with startAD accelerates the region’s most ambitious retail entrepreneurs to turn homegrown concepts into viable businesses & overcome scalability challenges.

The program targets two types of companies: retail SMEs and retail tech startups:

Retail SMEs: You’re entrepreneurial and changing what it means to be a retail business by building a shopping experience unlike any other. 

Retail Tech: You’ve proven your technology works and are transforming the future of retail in Abu Dhabi. 

The accelerator notably offers the following benefits:

  • AED 1 Million Get Equity-Free financial incentives worth up to AED 1 Million from Aldar. 
  • Aldar Retail Spaces Win a space in Aldar's flagship properties. 
  • World-Class Training & Mentorship Accelerate your business with expert guidance via startAD at NYU Abu Dhabi. 
  • De-risked Pilot with Aldar Pilot your retail technology with Aldar businesses. 
  • 24/7 Access to Cloud Spaces Win free rental for 1 year (1 person) at Aldar’s pioneering Flexible Workspace Solutions. 
  • Upskill with Brinc Scale via mentorship & upskilling designed for retail tech, provided by global accelerator Brinc. 
  • startAD Community Benefits Become part of the startAD community & get alumni benefits from Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud Credits, and HubSpot.

Who should apply?

You’re a Retail SME with:

  • A fresh concept; 
  • you’ve been around for no more than 2 years 
  • Clear initial business model 
  • Runway to scale and /or are generating revenue 
  • Presence in the UAE or interest in growing in the region

You’re a Retail Tech startup with:

  • A product that has been piloted with corporates similar to Aldar 
  • Healthy financial projections or have already raised funding 
  • Team big enough to dedicate resources to the program 
  • Presence in the UAE or interest in growing in the region

 

For more information or to apply for the program, check out Aldar's website here.

For enquiries, contact: startAD@nyu.ed

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