Strategic Partnerships

    What does it mean to be a “strategic partner” of Seed Group?

    Being our strategic partner is more than just having a business partnership. It denotes a high level of trust, collaboration, and shared vision. It entails actively participating in supporting our government’s initiatives and helping shape the future of the UAE and/or the region. By doing so, you will be acknowledged as an essential contributor to our ongoing achievements.

    How does Seed Group select its partners?

    We follow a rigorous selection process when choosing the companies we work with. Our aim is to collaborate with innovative and promising businesses that align with our vision and can contribute to the growth of the UAE and the region. We select companies based on various factors such as industry alignment, unique value proposition, growth potential, financial viability, management team strength, synergy with our network, and adherence to ethical standards.

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    How long does the strategic partnership evaluation process take?

    Our evaluation process varies based on the complexity of the partnership and the specific requirements of the parties involved.

    You can learn more about the 8 Partnership Approval Steps by clicking here.

    Does the sector or industry of the company looking to partner with Seed Group matter?

    We form successful partnerships across various sectors and achieve mutual success by taking a broad approach and evaluating companies based on their unique value proposition.

    If you are a company with in-demand technology, a unique product, or will aid in the realization of Dubai’s and the UAE’s overall vision, you may qualify.

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    What other benefits come with being a Seed Group partner besides business development?

    Our extensive network, both local and global, is a valuable asset in expanding market reach, securing new opportunities, and gaining industry insights. Our team of professionals works on guidance, strategic advice, and mentorship for businesses through workshops covering various topics such as market entry strategies and brand positioning.

    Furthermore, the association with the Private Office adds credibility and prestige to companies. This endorsement provides significant enhancement to a company’s reputation on both local and international levels. In addition to this endorsement, we possess comprehensive market intelligence capabilities which include insights on market trends, consumer behavior analysis, competitor analysis ,and identification of emerging opportunities.

    Will I be qualified if I am a foreign start-up company that has been in operation for less than two years?

    While we consider the age and track record of a company, we also take into account other factors such as the potential of the business, its uniqueness, and the market demand for its products or services. We are primarily interested in partnering with companies that have the potential to disrupt industries and showcase high growth prospects, or those with emerging technologies such as Crypto, Web3, etc.

    After signing the partnership agreement, what do I go through before I go to my first meeting?

    Our business development team will provide you with training and workshops, such as readiness assessment, go-to-market planning, cultural adaptation workshop, role playing, and more. Additionally, our marketing team will assist you in ensuring that your materials are effective and ready for the local market, and our support staff will assist you with any logistical requirements.

    Do all strategic partnerships go through a market validation process?

    Yes, all of our strategic partnerships undergo a market validation procedure as an integral aspect of our preparatory phase. This procedure guarantees the synchronization of the go-to-market strategy and aims to establish market expansion on a sturdy basis, thereby enhancing the likelihood of long-term success.

    How does Seed Group conduct market validation?

    Our market validation process involves identifying the target market, conducting market research, testing the concept, iterating based on feedback, assessing market demand and competition, and developing a go-to-market strategy. We’ve devised the process in a way that will help ensure that your product or service is well-positioned to meet customer needs and succeed in the UAE and/or the region.

    How can I apply to be a Seed Group partner?

    You may send your application here

    Once we receive your application and determine that you are qualified, our team will contact you to discuss the next steps.

    Where can I find a list of Seed Group's current clients?

    You can view our partner companies by clicking here

Business Development

    Can I get help from Seed Group when expanding to Middle East regions outside UAE, Dubai (e.g., Saudi Arabia, etc.)?

    We can help you expand your business in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and other countries. Our expertise lies in guiding you through the process of entering new markets. Our partners benefit from our support in market research, legal compliance, identifying opportunities, establishing local entities, and managing administrative responsibilities. We also help develop marketing strategies and connect you with key stakeholders.

    How can a local partner like Seed Group accelerate business development?

    Partnering with a local organization like ours can accelerate business growth in public and private sectors due to several reasons.

    We have a deep understanding of the local market and strong connections with government officials, industry leaders, and potential clients. We help foreign businesses navigate the complex regulatory environment and adhere to local laws and cultural norms. Additionally, our support for partners covers market intelligence to help businesses adapt their strategies to meet local needs, providing insights on market trends, customer preferences, and competition.

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    Will I get an account manager to focus on my business development strategy?

    Yes, you will be assigned a key account manager who will work closely with you to understand your unique goals, challenges, and opportunities. The KAM will handle your business development, account management, and opportunity management. They will be your primary point of contact, providing continuous support, reviewing progress, identifying opportunities, and making strategic recommendations to help you achieve your business goals.

    What level of contacts can the Seed Group reach?

    Our vast network helps us connect with influential individuals and organizations, creating opportunities for our partners. Locally, we have strong relationships with influential community members like business owners and government officials. Regionally, we have a significant presence in the MENA region, with a network spanning multiple industries and connections to industry experts.

    How does Seed Group test the viability of businesses?

    We use a comprehensive evaluation process that includes market research, business analysis, financial assessment, scalability analysis, due diligence, pilot testing, team assessment, and external factor consideration.


    Does Seed Group have contacts in the government?

    Yes, we have established contacts in the government through the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum. These relationships enable us to support our partners in navigating regulatory landscapes, accessing resources, and unlocking opportunities for growth.

    Can Seed Group expedite my company formation process and get the business off the ground faster?

    Our experienced professionals specialize in setting up businesses in the UAE. They handle the required documents, ensure compliance with regulations, and expedite the process by working with government authorities. With our strong connections, we can fast-track the company formation process by expediting licenses, permits, and approvals, reducing the time to start your business.

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    Can I use the offices of Seed Group when doing meetings in the UAE?

    Yes, as our partner, you are provided with the benefit to utilize our offices for meetings in the UAE, making for a convenient and professional setting to conduct business.

    This can be particularly beneficial for smaller companies or startups that are looking to establish a presence in the UAE but may not have the resources to invest in office space right away.

    Does Seed Group help create a financial account?

    Yes, we provide support and guidance for creating a financial account in the UAE.

    How many people work at Seed Group?

    We are a team of skilled professionals with diverse expertise, working together towards a shared goal. With specialized teams spanning across 17 countries, we possess comprehensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of our business.

    These include our Senior Leadership Team, Advisory Team, International Ventures Team, Business Development Team, Market Intelligence, Protocol Team, Marketing Team, and Government and Compliance Relations Team. We also have dedicated support staff, including HR professionals, finance specialists, and IT support personnel.

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