Comprehensive Sprint Accelerator for AI and IoT Startups!
Sep 29-Oct 9 '18 (11 days)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
About Venture Launchpad
The startAD Venture Launchpad is a 10-day sprint accelerator linked to emerging UAE industries and designed to help startups rapidly refine, improve, and validate their business models targeted for thThe startAD Venture Launchpad is a 10-day sprint accelerator linked to emerging UAE industries and designed to help startups rapidly refine, improve, and validate their business models targeted for the UAE and MENA markets. The program is free of charge to the top 10-15 finalists selected to the program through a competitive application process.
Open to global seed stage artificial intelligence and IoT startups, the venture launchpad is supported by leading local corporations. Startups accepted into the program will go through a combination of training, mentorship, corporate partner roundtables, investor meetings, pitches, interviews, and local customer discovery and validation activities and develop robust go-to-market strategies.
Note: Startups accepted into the Venture Launchpad are required to attend all 10 days of the program.
Have opportunities to validate your business with leading UAE corporations like the Etihad Aviation Group, UAE Exchange and ADGM
Get access to startAD’s prototyping facilities and coworking space
Scale your startup with local customer discovery, and validation activities.
Benefit from a series of training and mentorship sessions with leading global experts
Become investor ready with pitching and fundraising training
Be a part of immersive investor roundtables, corporate showcases pitches, interviews, and pitch your startup to active local VCs, Angels and organizational investors.
Meet key corporate partners, prospective clients, investors and experts in the industry that can help expand your network and advance your business from the startAD and NYU global network.
Be considered for the startAD seed fund from USD 50000 to 250000 and ADvance, an opportunity to work at startAD co-shared space for 4-6 weeks and do deeper market analysis, get necessary mentorship and meet with potential partners and investors.
Who should Apply?
Seed stage Artificial Intelligence and IoT startups
Targeting UAE/MENA market
Startups who have a functioning prototype
Startups with a committed founding team.
Examples of industry use cases we are looking for, but are not limited to: