Platform helps fellow entrepreneurs turn powerful new ideas into market successes.
“The best way to celebrate the Year of Zayed would be by spreading Zayed’s glorious human and cultural legacy via all the people of the UAE, to continue his inspirational and noble values, and introduce these ideals to new generations.” – Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
A collective of UAE entrepreneurs has launched StartUpSchool.me, a free incubation initiative that gives back to the community by helping entrepreneurs fast-track new ideas into business success. The platform supports the UAE’s startup ecosystem by making it easier for people to tap into expertise, capital and mentorship to launch their own ventures.
StartUpSchool.me is the brainchild of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and thinkers with an established track record of success. The founding team includes fashion designer and entrepreneur H.E. Sara Al-Madani; entrepreneur and CEO/co-founder of SellAnyHome.com Omar Chihane, Paz Marketing founder and CEO Zeina Akkawi; speaker, author and thinker Omar Al Busaidi; MENA Speakers founder Saana Azzam; and the CFO and co-founder of Binghatti Holdings Ahmed Binghatti.
“Given the UAE’s emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurial culture, and the importance of SMEs to the nation’s economy, StartUpSchool.me wants to help boost the creation of successful new businesses. The idea is to create a free yet powerful platform where entrepreneurs, or anyone with a good idea, can tap the expertise and connections of industry leaders with proven track records. We believe that doing good is good for business and are keen to give back to the community that’s given so much to us” said Omar Chihane, Co-Founder and Mentor at StartUpSchool.me