Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) is the largest coworking space in the entire Middle East. Owned by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), Dtec has signed a non-exclusive one-year long strategic partnership deal with the cloud business management solutions market leader, Sage.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Hans Christensen, the Vice President at Dtec, and Viresh Harduth, VP New Customer Acquisitions (Start-up & Small Business) for Africa & Middle East at Sage. Sage will be listed as a recommended service provider to the startup community of Dtec, under the terms. In addition, Sage will also play a vital role as a strategic partner on the incubation center’s website. Moreover, Sage will also sponsor Dtec events like the quarterly TechForum series, monthly workshops and other sorts of meet-ups.
Hans Christensen said, “DSOA is keen to forge agreements with leading international institutions to support the growth and development of local start-ups. Well-integrated accounting, payroll, payment, and customer relationship management systems are key to streamlining functions and operating an efficient business, regardless of its size.”
“Ensuring the appropriate technology is in place at an early stage will spare entrepreneurs the hassle and potential loss of having to rectify the process later. Servicing 23 countries across a span of 35 years, we are confident Sage will leverage its deep knowledge of global trends to boost business productivity for entrepreneurs at Dtec,” he added.
Viresh Harduth said, “It is an honour to join hands with Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre as a strategic partner. Dtec and DSOA have been champions of an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurs and tech startups in the UAE. Through this partnership, we aim to make Sage Business Cloud Accounting more accessible to the Dtec community – in turn, helping them to manage their finances more professionally, automate administrative processes, and drive better business performance with VAT compliant software.”
It is hoped that the partnership will bring positive changes in the region’s startup scene in the following years, as two market leaders have joined forces.