⬇ Download PDF: A list of tech communities in Dubai to join or follow
In a world where leaders, corporations, and nations are talking about the need to innovate and embrace technology, Dubai stands out. That’s because Dubai doesn’t just talk about technology and innovation; it integrates the latest tech innovations into the everyday lives of its people.
One of the most recent examples is the unveiling of Dubai Urban Tech District, a new space developed by URB, that aims to generate over 4,000 jobs in urban technologies, education, and training, and welcome entrepreneurs to encourage a collaborative tech ecosystem.
The district is being designed to offer a platform for training, research, conferences, business incubations, and dedicated offices. There are also plans to develop an urban tech institute to drive innovation by investing in applied research and enabling public-private partnerships.
This is just one of the many efforts the leadership of the city is making to cement Dubai’s position as a leading technology hub. Dubai is perhaps one of the few cities that is working towards creating a conducive everyday environment for technology and innovation to flourish.
How is that done? By creating and facilitating support groups, organizations, accelerators, and organizations that can guide people towards occupational and professional prosperity.
Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to set up your business here, part of a corporation that is already operating in Dubai or wishes to do so, or someone generally interested in knowing more about what’s new in the tech landscape in Dubai, there are ample communities or online groups in the emirate that you can join or follow.
In this blog, we’d like to talk about such communities that you can either join or follow to stay abreast of all the tech-related happenings and plan your journey in the city accordingly so you can benefit from all that the city has to offer.
For the ones planning on starting their business and aiming for technology as a sector, In5 is a perfect starting point. One of the most important tech communities, In5 acts as an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups with the aim of fostering innovation and helping new ideas reach the marketplace.
Dubai Start-up Hub is the entrepreneurship arm of the Dubai Chamber that seeks to empower entrepreneurs through programs, workshops, training, marketing, promotion, and advocacy efforts. It supports both overseas start-ups expanding to the Emirate, and local start-ups wanting to scale their business globally.
As an epicenter of all things technology, Dubai Internet City (DIC) offers a range of services to meet the diverse needs of today’s modern businesses. From commercial spaces, and facilities, to business services like freelance packages, DIC has all you’ll need to know and do for your technology business to take off on the right path. The workshops, networking sessions, and events hosted at the freezone are also worth a look.
Rated one of the top free zones in the world, DMCC is your gateway to global trade and an ideal place to grow your business in Dubai and the region. With a variety of financial services, networking opportunities, and industry-specific ecosystems, DMCC is an ideal space for empowering your business.
Seed Group, a company of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, is one of the main forces that have shaped the tech community for over 16 years.
Seed Group acts as a springboard for new as well as established businesses and start-ups willing to expand their footprint in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa while enjoying the benefits of Dubai. Apart from a large pool of advisors and experts, the organization’s website has a rich collection of content that can help you navigate your business and technology journeys. The Group also runs its own accelerator program that seeks to offer support to start-ups, beyond monetary support.
Are you a part of any such tech communities in Dubai or the UAE? Let us know; we’d like to know more.
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