Welcome to startAD @ New York University Abu Dhabi

startAD is an innovation and entrepreneurship platform that supports startups in the UAE

startAD offers 5 core programs:

Venture Launchpad

A 10-day program aimed at early-stage startups.

Al Warsha

An open-access, DIY workshop, and prototyping and fabrication facility

Beyond the Pitch

A UAE Youth Startup Program


Quarterly investment literacy and training sessions

Founder School

Weekly modules teaching the skills that are essential for aspiring entrepreneurs

Selected startups that display outstanding potential and promise may also benefit from continuous mentoring and seed funding from startAD to help scale their businesses.