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Programmes to encourage entrepreneurs and start-ups in the UAE

Dubai Internet City (DIC) supports and/or organises six programmes to encourage the growth of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the UAE:

Dubai Internet City (DIC) supports and/or organises six programmes to encourage the growth of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the UAE:

 

Bayt.com Virtual Technology Fair

In co-operation with DIC, Bayt.com launched the region's first virtual technology job fair, an online recruitment scheme dedicated to connecting employers with talent. It will take place this year in Dubai.

 

DIC's DemoCamp series

Start-ups demonstrate their ideas and products in front of an audience. Yebab.com was just one company funded after last year's event. More than 400 participants attended. The next session will be held on April 13 at the American University of Dubai.

 

TiE - The Indus Entrepreneurs

DIC worked closely with TiE Dubai to bring a series of talks and discussions last year. TiE is a non-profit organisation that fosters entrepreneurship and offers mentoring and networking services. TiE Dubai is the Middle East chapter of TiE. It held five events in 2010, and more are scheduled for this year.

 

SME Advisor RoadShow & SME Business Awards

The roadshow, conducted by Corporate Publishing International in association with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, is a series of workshops that address SME concerns, highlight success stories and foster an exchange of information. This year, 12 events will be held in November.

 

ArabNet RoadShow

ArabNet began a three-week roadshow last December. The team travelled by bus to six countries in the Middle East and North Africa to hold workshops and inspire entrepreneurs. It takes place again this December. DIC has plans to sponsor an ArabNet event in Lebanon in March.

 

Planet of the Apps Arabia

Planet of the Apps Arabia is a three-day conference dedicated to mobile applications in the Arab world. The event is geared towards application developers, content providers, device manufacturers, brands and network operators. It takes place this year from April 18 to April 20.