Dubai - AccessMENA


FOR SCALEUPS LOOKING TO ENTER THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA REGION

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Quick Information

  • Date

    17 - 21 October 2021

  • City

    Dubai

  • Location

    Astrolabs, Dubai

  • COST

    Free of charge, we don't take any equity

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Market stats

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Economy

GDP $3.6tr

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Population

578 million people

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Investments

$1B invested in startups 2020

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Tech turnover

TBA

Application

Who can participate?

Female founders with significant ownership of their tech scaleups who are interested in, and want to execute on their market entry strategy in the MENA region.  

To get the most of this program your startup should:

  • Be a registered company in your country of residence
  • Have launched your scalable and innovative tech enabled product
  • Have raised a series A round OR revenue focused and generating 6MSEK or equivalent p/a 
  • You are growing at a rapid rate
  • Have ambition for international growth
  • Partake in the Bootcamp preliminary activities and on-site during the week
  • Be engaged to learn as well as share your entrepreneurial experience  

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Timeline

Apply

29 January - 13 June

Shortlist

14 - 20 June

Interviews

21 - 30 June

Selection

2 July

Bootcamp

17 - 21 October 2021


What does it cost?

  • The program is free and includes some meals during the five-day program in Dubai.
  • You pay for potential accommodation, travel and visa.

What's in it for you?

  • MENA Market Intelligence
  • Hands on support from local mentors
  • Access to the GITEX Future Stars event
  • Personal meetings with local investors
  • Customised, private meetings with potential clients and partners
  • Community building with female founders from around the world

Alumni

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Get to know the region

Loulou Khazen - Founder of Nabbesh

About talent sourcing and women's participation in the workforce.

Kat Budd - Founder of NOW Money

About operating a fintech company in the MENA region and her expansion plans.

Joy Ajlouny - co-founder of Fetchr

About fundraising, being a venture capitalist, entrepreneurship and the "Joy effect".

Mai Medhat - Founder of Eventtus

About pivoting the business during Covid-19, understanding user behaviour and growth strategy.

Elissa Freiha - co-founder of Womena

About women founders in MENA, tech trends, expansion in MENA and building a remote team.

Application for International Bootcamps

Apply to Startup Sweden's scaleup programs

Collaborating Partners

Abu Dhabi Embassy of Sweden
Business Sweden
Astrolabs
Swedish Institute
Startup Sweden
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