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Founders & Funders: Building Successful Startups in the COVID-19 Era
Direct-To-Consumer E-Commerce Playbook with Nelio Leone
Differential Ventures COVID-19 Grant Program with Managing Partner Nick Adams
Fireside Chat & Ticket Giveway with STEP Group's Nizar Fakih
Startup Grind Abu Dhabi Hosts Vectr Fintech Partners' Jason Best in Partnership with The U.S. Embassy
Legal Workshop with C.M.S.
Startup Grind Abu Dhabi Hosts Techstars' Vijay Tirathrai
Entrepreneurship Summit in Partnership with ADGM
Growth Hacking With Careem Alum Nelio Leone
Blockchain/Crypto 2.0 with Saeed Al Darmaki and Jason King
Principles of Smart Funding - Free Community Event With ADGM
Startup Funding From A-Z With Marcel Muenster & Global Entrepreneurship Summit Call For Applications
Startup Grind Abu Dhabi Welcomes Careem’s Magnus Olsson
LinkedIn Makeover with Referbility.com’s Clemens Mielke & LinkedIn Influencer Sohaib Hasan
Abu Dhabi’s First Startup Grind & LinkedIn Local Networking Mixer
Derek Andersen (Startup Grind + Bevy CEO)
Nina Curley (Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi)
Majid Al Mail (Abu Dhabi TDC)
When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!).
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Established by UAE Federal Decree, ADGM’s jurisdiction extends across the entire 114 hectares of Al Maryah Island. ADGM's three independent authorities - the Registration Authority (RA), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and ADGM Courts - together ensure that its business-friendly environment operates in line with international best practices, recognised by major financial centres worldwide. Since opening for business in late October 2015, ADGM quickly gained global recognition for its robust, progressive and responsive business-friendly ecosystem. Through collaboration and by focusing on understanding business needs, ADGM introduced many ‘firsts’ both regionally and globally. As a catalyst of growth, ADGM delivers value to its clients and its peers, and contributes to Abu Dhabi's ambitious growth plan and strategy.
Sage Business Cloud Accounting is the simple yet powerful, easy to use, affordable and VAT Compliant cloud accounting Software that manages your finances, with all the powerful accounting features you need: Simple: Online accounting could not be simpler. Written in easy to understand, everyday language—anyone can use it. Secure: Because your data is online, it’s always secure. No backups required. Plus, our password encryption is world class. Flexible: Hosted entirely online, access your software and data from anywhere, at any time. All you need is an internet connection. Compliant: Sage Business Cloud Accounting ensures that you are always up to date with the latest legislation, automatically calculating VAT and preparing your returns. Mobile: Access Sage Business Cloud Accounting on-the-go. Log on from wherever you are to create and send quotes and invoices and check your expenses. Collaborate: Work with your accountant online, on the same data at the same time” Sign up today using the code: ENTSummit19 and get extended access to Sage Business Cloud Accounting for the period of 3 months.
Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 41 countries and with 73 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, we have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. This means putting our clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything we do. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism. Across our six core sectors – Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Telecommunications – we don’t just have some of the brightest and most creative legal minds. Our lawyers are fully immersed in the world our clients’ operates in; genuine experts in their fields, knowledgeable about the issues you currently face, and those that may lie just around the corner. We offer various added value services, including Law-Now and the Interactive Media Award winning RegZone which provide practical and timely knowledge relevant to your business and numerous webinars for training at your desk.
Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market is a broad-based international financial centre for local, regional and international institutions. ADGM’s three independent authorities ensure that our business-friendly environment operates in line with international best practices that are recognised by major financial centres across the world. ADGM develops and supports member institutions with the regulatory framework, legal jurisdiction and attractive business environment they need for sustainable business growth.
Embassy of the United States
Since the founding of the UAE, the partnership between the United Arab Emirates and the United States has continued to grow stronger and more dynamic. Decades of collaboration and joint innovation in education, business, health, technology, security, and a myriad other fields have established a solid foundation of friendship between our countries.
STEP started out as a series of workshops and small gatherings, and over 8 years has grown to become the largest tech festival in Dubai. With 4 conferences, more than 250 global startups showcasing, hundreds of global investors, and 8000+ global attendees over two days, STEP brings the world to Dubai.
Tamakkan is an organisation based in the UAE and Seatle, Washington that promotes entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and institutional innovation.
Sage Middle East
Sage Business Cloud empowers small businesses. Free yourself from admin with clever, easy-to- use accounting features, built around how you work. Sign up today using the code: ENTSummit19 and get extended access to Sage Business Cloud Accounting for the period of 3 months.
Careem is the leading ride hailing app in MENA, Turkey, and Pakistan and is the region’s only tech unicorn. Careem operates in more than 120 cities across 14 countries with more than 3,000 employees and 800,000 captains.
We are the leading advisory and investment firm specialised in the telecoms, media and tech (TMT) industry. Our multi-disciplinary advisory services bring together strategic, technical, financial and operational advice combined with execution support to our clients globally. Our investment services include private equity and also extend to direct investments into TMT companies, while leveraging the unique synergies from our integrated business model.
Entrepreneur Middle East
Entrepreneur Middle East is a regional business magazine based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the guide for the region's entrepreneurs and business-minded readership.
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab
MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. We inform, connect, and coach early-stage technology entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies.
startAD is an innovation and entrepreneurship platform that supports startups in the UAE at every stage of their development. Anchored at NYUAD, startAD seeks to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE by offering core programs and education initiatives for all members of the local startup community – from innovators to early-stage entrepreneurs to investors.
referbility.com is the World’s first talent crowdsourcing portal. We connect passive talent with employers by allowing users to refer peers to great jobs & paying referrers for successful referrals.
The Gritti Fund
The world's first happiness-focused and purpose-driven investment fund.
Nga Nguyen is the Principal Experience Design Strategist at VisionFwd with experience from an interdisciplinary practice of human-centered design for various industries from fashion/e-commerce, media/entertainment to healthcare/wellness.She is an advisor for StringFlix, an active mentor at NYC Media Lab, Founders Institute, CUNY Startups, ecosystem builder for Soft Landing/2020 EU initiative, former chapter lead Hardware Massive of NYC and EIR for NYDesigns via Kauffman Foundation.
Freedom Kollektiv is a community of like-minded individuals in the UAE seeking to build and bring their business ideas into reality; while keeping their day job. Our expert mentors guide you through testing your idea, building customer personas, your MVP, and establishing product-market fit; all of the critical elements of starting a successful business without making costly mistakes. If you're enthusiastic, passionate, and willing to build your own startup, join the community today.
SoGal Ventures is redefining the next generation of diverse founders and funders. As the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, SoGal Ventures represents how far our generation has come, and how deep our impact on the world can be. We believe in the power of diversity, borderless business, and human-centric design. We invest in early stage diverse founding teams in the U.S. and Asia,and aim to be the strongest ally for our portfolio companies. Powered by the SoGal Ecosystem across 40+ cities around the world,we are galvanizing a brand new demographic - millennial & Gen Z women and minorities -to take central stage in entrepreneurship and creation. This will change EVERYTHING. With that in mind, we invest in the future of how we live, work, and stay healthy.
The Smovies is a film competition platform that is owned and run by BrandMoxie, a leading marketing firm based in the UAE. BrandMoxie provides integrated advertising and marketing services and manages several social and creative initiatives. The Smovies is a platform that was created in 2015 to help support emerging talent, and to provide rising stars an opportunity to shine through the creation of content that promotes the values of inclusion, compassion, harmony and tolerance. The Smovies platform collaborates with, and supports, government, institutions and corporate entities to leverage the power of video content and story telling to advance their brand, and to promote positive social and community causes. Apart from the Smovies, BrandMoxie also runs an entrepreneurship platform called Tamakkan, as well as a youth and creativity focused publication called Tempo. To support entities leverage the growing influence of digital and video engagement BrandMoxie has Moxie Video Studio, an in-house video studio concept for corporates and institutions. The agency also develops strategic video programming for the entity, along with staff training. In addition, BrandMoxie also has the www.socialmoxx.com platform for strategic social media marketing, and with it the power to unlock the potential of ‘amplification’ – a way to expand organic social media reach through brand champions and ambassadors. BrandMoxie also provides knowledge workshops in areas focused on innovation, technology, creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship. Its technology focused programmes include Digital Government, Smart Youth Digital Literacy and Innovation Nation. To learn more about BrandMoxie, contact: email@example.com.
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