By Entrepreneur Middle East Staff
More than 6,000 visitors from the MENA region and beyond came together for the sixth edition of STEP Conference, one of the largest gatherings in the region for the tech, digital, and entertainment industry, held this year at Dubai Internet City. On the sidelines of STEP Conference 2018, Entrepreneur Middle East got a chance to talk to Ammar Al Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City to learn his impressions on STEP 2018, and how the entity he leads is helping shape and build the future of Dubai, UAE, and the wider Arab world.
“We’re now reaching a stage where we want to build startups from Dubai Internet City, to go into the region,” says Al Malik, adding that there are quite a few notable entities who are making a name for themselves from Dubai Internet City and their startup hub and co-working space in5, but they want to scale that further. “It’s not only developing the industry in terms of real estate, this has more to do in developing a community, an integrated community, an ecosystem that will last much longer than we have started.”