Dubai SME and The Co-Working Space to launch a 5-day Summer Programme at London for 10 promising entrepreneurs from Dubai

Dubai SME, an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), has partnered with The Co-Working PopUp to take 10 UAE-based entrepreneurs for a five-day long programme at the incubator’s London offshoot. The Co-Working PopUp is one of the first incubators and co-working spaces to be certified by Dubai SME.

The programme is scheduled to take place on August 19-23 at Dalston, London. The objective of the programme is to help local solopreneurs and startups to think and plan according to global business standards. In addition, the participants will also get the opportunity to partner and learn from their peers in London.

“Partnerships with public and private sector enablers are a key aspect of the holistic support system Dubai SME has successfully developed to encourage startups and growth into global enterprises. The Co-Working PopUp is a Dubai success story that expanded to London, creating a bridge between the start-up ecosystems of the two cities. They are one of the first incubators to be certified by us and their subsequent international growth makes them well-placed to lead this group of young entrepreneurs with global ambitions,” said Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME

The Founder and Owner of The Co-Working PopUp, Shahzad Bhatti, said, “The Dubai SME Summer Exchange Programme to London will empower Dubai-based entrepreneurs – both Emirati and expats - with skills that will help them launch and grow a global business. As it will be set in London, participants will have the chance to explore and develop their strategy in one of the world’s leading business centres and understand, first-hand, the nuances of catering to a global market. We know it will encourage an exchange of ideas between Dubai’s and London’s entrepreneurial communities and eventually lead to mutually beneficial international partnerships between the start-ups.”  

Aspiring entrepreneurs, who would like to be a part of the workshop, can apply by uploading a brief of their skill-sets and business idea. Applications can be submitted at by 30th of July. 10 entrepreneurs will be shortlisted from the applicants who will spend five days at The Co-Working PopUp’s London office at Dalston.

For more information about the Dubai SME Summer Exchange Programme, please email The Co-Working PopUp at [email protected] or call 04 427 2106.

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