We recently announced the launch of our global entrepreneur programme, Scale2Dubai.
Specifically aimed at offering start-ups and small businesses the opportunity to expand internationally within District 2020’s ecosystem, the Scale2Dubai programme will enable successful applicants and global innovators to scale their businesses in Dubai by capitalising on the partnerships formed during the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai. Scale2Dubai will carry forward Expo 2020’s vision of gathering global minds and promoting diversity, innovation, and knowledge-sharing within District 2020.
The entrepreneur programme focuses on attracting businesses in the early stages of growth that operate within the key industries of travel and tourism, logistics and transport, education, and construction. Scale2Dubai will also target businesses involved in the disruptive technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, and blockchain – all vital to Dubai’s future and its innovation economy. The start-ups and global innovators sought for Scale2Dubai will help to diversify the UAE’s economy, build a generation of job creators, stimulate innovation, and serve as a platform that attracts talent – all key components of our aim to create an innovative environment.
Importantly, through Scale2Dubai, we’ll be able to provide successful applicants with a soft landing into Dubai through District 2020. They’ll gain the support they need to scale, adapt, and establish themselves in the UAE market while benefitting from the two years of free working space, support in business set up, visas, and more that we’ll offer. Additionally, they’ll be empowered by District 2020’s unrivalled physical and digital infrastructure, strategic geographic location, and unequalled work and living environment. They’ll also benefit from direct connection to Fortune 500 companies, international organisations, and influential partners who will help them to grow and lead their business and industry forwards.
Launching Scale2Dubai is an important milestone in our journey towards curating a truly global innovation-driven community. Start-ups and small businesses are a fundamental ingredient of any true innovation ecosystem as they help to spark competition with more established companies while attracting venture capital into the ecosystem. Organisations in their early stages of growth also often contribute fresh ideas and unique approaches that are hugely influential in disrupting industries for the better. Moreover, we designed Scale2Dubai to support entrepreneurs with the challenges they face while scaling.
We would like to encourage all international and local start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs out there to take advantage of the opportunities Scale2Dubai offers; we are excited to offer them all a home at District 2020 in Dubai.
Those interested can learn more and apply through our dedicated website: district2020.ae/scale2dubai.html