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50 Coders graduates get chance to launch start-ups

Fifty graduates of the One Million Arab Coders initiative are being given the opportunity to start their own companies in Dubai Airport Freezone

50 Coders graduates get chance to launch start-ups
The One Million Arab Coders program witnessed the graduation of approximately 13,000 students in its first session after being launched by Sheikh Mohammed.

Fifty graduates of the One Million Arab Coders initiative are being given the opportunity to start their own companies in Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA).

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DAFZA to support the graduates of the initiative which aims to prepare a generation of technical experts.

The MoU aims to support software developers from the One Million Arab Coders program, through a range of projects and programs to encourage them to apply the skills they learnt.

It also aims to provide a joint workspace for the 50 graduates to establish their own companies through the DAFZA Innovation Program, and provide facilities for entrepreneurs, such as issuance of licences and visas, preparing halls for meetings, and organising events.

The MoU was signed by Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and deputy managing director of DFF and Mohammed Al Zarooni, director general of DAFZA.

The agreement also aims to provide graduates with job opportunities at institutions and companies located in DAFZA.

“Our strategic partnership with DFF’s One Million Arab Coders program is part of our belief in its lofty mission to promote Arabs and revives their future. This will also upgrade the system of the digital economy through high competitiveness, and challenge other cities with distinguished Arab competencies who master the language of the future,” said Al Zarooni.

The One Million Arab Coders program witnessed the graduation of approximately 13,000 students in its first session.

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