Dubai Chamber Has Launched A Startup-Corporate Matching Program

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SOURCE: Dubai Chamber Has Launched A Startup-Corporate Matching Program

Inc. Arabia takes a look at Dubai Chamber's program, led by UAE-based bank Emirates NBD.


Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched a new program that will look facilitate deals between startups, and companies and government entities in the emirate.

The ‘Market Access’ program, as it has been termed, would be open to startups and SMEs from the UAE and overseas to offer solutions to industry-specific problems of the program’s corporate partners.

Essa Al Zaabi, SVP, institutional support sector, Dubai Chamber, said at Gitex Technology Week today that the first phase of this program would see a total of “12 opportunities” offered up to startups and small businesses from the corporate partners.

The program, which is currently led by Emirates NBD, a UAE-based bank; Dubai Chamber; budget carrier flydubai; and carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the corporate partners, is open to startups and SMEs until October 31, 2017, according to a statement.

For example, Emirates NBD is looking for innovative solutions for customer experience, acquisition, banking products for retailers and SMEs, corporate customers, digital-only offerings for millennials, operational efficiencies, and staff engagement.