Latest cohort of the Ma’an Social Incubator onboards startAD as a partner, invites social entrepreneurs to apply

Latest cohort of the Ma’an Social Incubator onboards startAD as a partner, invites social entrepreneurs to apply 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
Opportunities

The Ma’an Social Incubator's sixth cohort is now open to receiving applications from social entrepreneurs that are developing sustainable solutions in Financial Literacy, Ed-Tech, and cutting-edge Social-Tech.

The Ma’an Social Incubator (MSI) is devoted to encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to develop solutions to social, cultural, or environmental challenges. Twice a year, MSI will host the most promising teams and provide them with the resources and support they need in order to grow and thrive.

startAD, the NYU Abu Dhabi-based accelerator, has partnered with Ma'an for Cohort 6 of the Ma'an Social Incubator.

The selected teams will be offered learning and development, mentorship and coaching, as well as networking and funding opportunities. It is a unique chance for entrepreneurs to develop their innovative ideas for social impact into a sustainable social enterprise.

About the current challenge

This year’s theme is “Entrepreneurship for Social Good,” focusing on social priority areas Financial Literacy and Education. The Ma’an Social Incubator sixth cohort is now open to receiving applications from social entrepreneurs that are developing sustainable solutions in Financial Literacy, Ed-Tech, and cutting-edge Social-Tech.

Who can apply:

  • 18 years and above
  • Early-stage startup (product/solution fit)
  • Fully-fledged team and business model validated
  • Open to all nationalities – UAE and international
  • Based in Abu Dhabi or willing to create social impact in Abu Dhabi
  • A committed team size with the capability to dedicate resources to the program (2+ members)
  • Businesses that are generating revenue or have conducted at least one pilot initial market traction or have a solid track record of partnerships/users

To be eligible for the Ma’an grant you must:

  • Legally register in Abu Dhabi
  • Create social impact for the Abu Dhabi community and/or specific target groups

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

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