Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has selected 5 African startups to join UAE startups in its Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentor-ship Program by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Startups are playing an active role in fostering innovation as they leverage ands test out cutting-edge technologies that improve the way we live and work. The GBF Mentor-ship Programme provides an ideal platform for high-potential startups to develop their business concepts, benefit from collaboration, access new growth opportunities through the Global Business Forum on Africa platform, and build valuable partnerships, According to H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, such efforts fall complement to Dubai Chamber’s programs and initiatives offered to entrepreneurs through Dubai Startup Hub.
The 5 African startups to join the Dubai Mentor-ship program are:
- Engineering Hub Ltd, an IT services provider and mobile and banking integration platforms solutions.
- RideSafe, a mobile application offering real-time health solutions.
- FarmGate Africa, a startup that uses advanced technologies to connect international buyers and farming clusters.
- quip.link, an online marketplace for renting and selling construction equipment.
- Complete Farmer, a crowd-farming platform focused on building sustainable farms.
They will be joined by 5 UAE startups:
- Evolvin Women, a startup helping unemployed women from developing countries.
- ORENDA+Bloom, a gender balance consultancy.
- Tuitify, a startup using AI and virtual reality to improve employee training and productivity.
- Designhubz, a SaaS platform that enables retailers and brands to sell their products in 3D.
- Pixel House, a production agency offering video production, photography and branding solutions.
The selection brings about the second phase of the program which involves intensive training and mentor-ship sessions. After the three months, selected startups will have the opportunity to join in a session at the 5th Global Business Forum on Africa in November 2019 and exhibit in the high-level business forum in Dubai.
H.E. Hamad Buamim said the selection of participating startups is an important step forward in establishing bridges of communication and cross-border cooperation between UAE and African startups. Many of the selected startups specialize in advanced technologies, smart solutions, artificial intelligence, and Fintech, adding collaboration these key areas would pave the way for mutual benefits and growth for both business communities.
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