Dubai draws a new generation of ‘technopreneurs’
29 April 2019 3:50 AM GMT
With a number of initiatives in play to embrace the future, the UAE city of Dubai is gunning to become the next big tech startup hub.
- With a number of initiatives in play to embrace the future, the UAE city of Dubai is gunning to become the next big tech startup hub.
- "When launching the venture capital arm of Ginco Investments, we were keen to create the first globally competitive accelerator in Dubai," says investment partner at Ginco Investments, Gary Sheynkman.
- It enables dialogue and partnerships between startups, private sector, investors and government entities.
- When asked how Dubai compares to the startup culture of Bengaluru, TWU CEO Cedrick Tandong says: "Bengaluru is a great startup hub, but typically has a focus on India.
- "We have been able to set up a global debt fund, as well as develop partnerships with organisations such as New York University Abu Dhabi to co-develop our technology with graduate students and, in turn, provide the students with an opportunity to carry out research on real-life projects," he continues.