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New Dubai Chamber programme seeks to connect entrepreneurs, co-founders

More than 7,000 start-ups have benefitted from the Dubai Chamber's Startup Hub platform since its inception in 2016

New Dubai Chamber programme seeks to connect entrepreneurs, co-founders
Dubai Chamber’s President and CEO, Hamad Buamim said the programme connects existing start-up businesses with aspire co-founders “to further improve the success rate of locally-based start-ups and bring innovative ventures to the city.”

A new programme from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry seeks to help entrepreneurs find co-founders, according to Dubai Chamber’s President and CEO, Hamad Buamim.

In an interview with Arabian Business, Buamim said that the programme’s concept originated in a networking series in which 500 Dubai-based entrepreneurs were asked about how they found their co-founders.

“The poll later showed that around two-thirds of entrepreneurs are actively looking to on board a co-founder,” Buamim explained. “To address this market need we designed and launched [the] Co-Founder Dubai programme earlier this year.”

Buamim said the programme connects existing start-up businesses with aspire co-founders “to further improve the success rate of locally-based start-ups and bring innovative ventures to the city.”

According to Dubai Chamber, almost 300 applicants benefitted from the cycle’s first programme.  

Potential applicants can register through the Chamber’s Startup Hub’s website.

“The sessions covered everything from human resources to the legal aspects of running a business,” he added. “The ultimate goal of the programme is to enhance the competitiveness of start-ups as well as their funding prospects.”

Dubai Chamber statistics indicate that more than 3,000 start-ups have jointed its Startup Hub platform since it was founded in 2016, with more than 7,000 start-ups benefitting from various programmes, initiatives and services under the platform.