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The six were selected out of the eight teams that presented their tech startup ideas during the program’s pitching day held at KFED’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The KFED will give the six teams grants worth AED10,000 as well as an AED25,000 grant to one of the finalists.
The finalists will advance to the incubation phase of the Ibtikari programme, where they will undergo a series of customised training sessions, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with their Ibtikari mentors.
The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, KFED, has announced that 12 Emirati-led technology-driven projects reached the final round of the third edition of the Pitch@Palace UAE competition.
Six finalists will receive grants from KFED worth AED 10,000, whereas one team will win a grant of AED 25,000. Startups will also potentially be considered for further funding by KFED and startAD.
Organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, Ibtikari 5.0 will incubate twelve startups founded by UAE nationals
startAD has opened applications for Ibtikari 5.0, an intensive five-month incubation programme aimed at helping UAE nationals advance their tech startups.
Ibtikari will train participants to scale their businesses, secure pilot projects with local corporations, and become investment-ready.