Innovation Platform startad Launches Incubator
Abu Dhabi innovation and entrepreneurship platform startad launched startad Incubator, granting emerging startups access to leading UAE industry players and opportunities for business viability testing. Anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, startad is a partnership between the university and Tamkeen, a subsidiary of the UAE Executive Affairs Authority. Offered twice a year for 10-15 teams per cycle, startad Incubator delivers a four-month incubation program. Services include seed investment, shared space, mentorship, and legal assistance. startad website started accepting applications in January 2017, and the first batch will be taking up residency at NYU Abu Dhabi in September. Earlier in August, startad launched startad Forum offering free lectures that are open to the public, a digital and business literacy program, network sessions, and legal clinics to help understand the legal framework for startups in the UAE.