April 20 – 30, 2019
The startAD Venture Launchpad is a 10-day sprint accelerator deeply linked to emerging UAE industries. Open to global seed stage hardware, AI, and IoT startups, the accelerator equips startups to pilot solutions with industry leaders.
The startups who go through Venture Launchpad will be trained to develop their ventures and pitch-decks. Through the Venture Launchpad startup accelerator, our goal is to teach you how to:
1. Launch and scale in the UAE through pilot projects
2. Become investment ready
Throughout the duration of the sprint accelerator, startups work closely with startAD’s partners, exploring the potential for pilot projects. At the end of Venture Launchpad, teams will be given the opportunity to pitch their ventures to corporates and investors.
startAD has hosted 6 accelerator cohorts to date, with 10+ local partners. Not only is Venture Launchpad one of the top accelerators in the region, there have been 100+ startups that have gone through our business accelerator. 15+ corporate pilots have been secured with startAD’s partners and there have been 100+ jobs created.
Venture Launchpad is one of the best accelerators in the UAE to help your startup reach its true potential!Applications Closed
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Highlights from previous editions of VL Alumni
Over five cycles, 102 startups from more than 20 countries have graduated from the sprint accelerator, raising more than $10 million in investment, securing numerous pilot projects, and being recognized with global design and product awards.