June 26, 2019:Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently kicked off its first-ever roadshow in New Delhi and Bangalore which attracted strong participation and interest from high-potential Indian startups that are keen to enter the Dubai market.
The three-day roadshow, organised in cooperation withDubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), a wholly-owned tech startup hub owned by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, provided an ideal platform for Indian startupsto learn about Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the vast opportunities, programmes and resources it has to offer.
A competition held as part of the roadshow attracted submissions from more than 200 startups in New Delhi and Bangalore. A total of 10 shortlisted startups in both cities were given an opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges. Once selected, the winning startups will receive business setup support from Dtec, the Middle East’s largest startup campus, and a platform toexpand their operations into Dubai.
The event saw the presence of Dr. Ahmed AlBanna, UAE Ambassador to India, key stakeholders from startup communities in New Delhi and Dubai, venture capitalists, mentors, investors and entrepreneurs. Later this week, the roadshow will head to Bangalore where a similar competition will be held.