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About Us

An Introduction

startAD is an Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator steering seed-stage technology startups to launch, develop, and scale their ventures.

Anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi government owned company, the accelerator equips startups to pilot solutions with industry leaders, while enabling corporates to innovate with startups disrupting their core businesses.

StartAD Spaces

startAD Central

An open, collaborative, and multifunctional space

Al Warsha

Our state of the art prototyping and learning lab. Open to all UAE residents.

STARTAD alumni


Meet the team

Designers and builders of startup ecosystems

Program Specialist

Administrative Assistant

Program Coordinator

Innovation Engineer

Marketing and Communications Manager

Assistant Director


Managing Director