Application Description

startAD is the startup accelerator at NYU Abu Dhabi, powered by Tamkeen steering global startups to scale their ventures in the UAE through pilots with leading local corporations. To date, startAD has worked with 118 startups from 24 countries who are creating significant impact globally having raised $50 million in investment, generating $15 million in revenue, securing over 50 pilot projects with corporations, and creating over 250 jobs.

startAD has the unique domain expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to develop hardware and AI startups in priority industries including aviation, energy, sustainability, construction, and security.  

 Eligibility Criteria: Seed-stage startups with:

- a minimum of 4 fully committed team members including founders

- initial market traction who are generating revenue or have conducted at least one pilot

- construction technology and sustainable development solutions

- a market in the UAE/MENA region

Preferred Development Stages
SEED
Preferred Industries
Technology
Security
Artificial Intelligence
Renewable Energy
Hardware
Construction
Preferred Geographical Focus
Palestine
Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Iraq
Bahrain
Algeria
Qatar
Egypt
Yemen
Morocco
Kuwait
Lebanon
Comoros
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