StartAD | AD SME
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StartAD is an Abu Dhabi-based accelerator advancing startups to scale and success in the UAE and beyond. Powered by Tamkeen LLC and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, startAD is a new model for innovation that creates customised and impact-driven programs in partnership with government, corporations, investors and others to further the UAE’s knowledge-based economy. startAD offers unparalleled business advancement opportunities to local and global tech startups, SMEs, researchers and investors through an extensive range of programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a strong global network. Driving innovation in multiple priority industries in the UAE, from finance to construction.

  • 124 Startups accelerated
  • 40 local SMEs upskilled
  • 20 Corporate Partners Supported
  • 273 Jobs Created
  • 50 Pilot Projects Secured
  • 6,000 Aspiring Entrepreneurs Benefited
  • 300 Youth Entrepreneurs Incubated
  • 52 Emirati Entrepreneurs Advanced
  • 450 Investors Engaged
  • $43M Revenue Generated

Related Mentors

Senior Associate Director - STARTAD

Hana Barakat

Commercial Partnerships People

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications - STARTAD

Nihal Shaikh

Marketing Brand Strategy PR

Initiatives

NYUAD InnoVention
Corporate Sprint Accelerator
Angel Rising
Scale Up by ALDAR
Conscious Investor Fellowship
NextGen Incubator Program
Manassah Retail Incubator
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

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