Corporate Sprint Accelerator
Date: April 1 – 14, 2020
Application Deadline: March 10, 2020
Location: New York University Abu Dhabi – UAE
Focus: Construction and sustainable development
Taking place from April 1 – 14, 2020 at NYU Abu Dhabi, the startAD Corporate Sprint Accelerator steers global startups with pioneering artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and hardware technologies to grow and scale in the UAE through potential pilot projects with our partners ALEC Engineering and Contracting and the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC). The winning startup will receive the ALEC Innovation Award of US$10,000.
The accelerator immerses startups in robust local customer discovery and validation activities through a combination of training, mentorship, 1-1 partner meetings, and investor pitches. Within two weeks, global seed stage startups are equipped to pilot solutions with industry leaders, while corporates are enabled to innovate with startups disrupting their core businesses.
The program will also train startups in investment readiness, and all selected startups will be considered for a $250,000 co-investment through the startAD Seed Fund.
Note: Startups accepted into the Corporate Sprint Accelerator are required to attend all 14 days of the program. The program is free of charge to accepted teams and accommodation will be arranged on campus. Teams are expected to make their own travel arrangements.