Dubai draws a new generation of ‘technopreneurs’

Dubai draws a new generation of ‘technopreneurs’

  • 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.

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