The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has selected 10 startups from Africa and UAE to participate in its Global Business Forum Mentorship Program which was launched as part of Africa Tech Summit Kigali, earlier this year.
Five startups from Africa FarmGate Africa, Quiplink, Complete Farmer, Engineering Hub Ltd, and RideSafe will join the Dubai mentorship program.
The above names will join Five UAE startups, namely, Evolvin Women, Tuitify, Designhubz, and Pixel House.
The selection marks the start of the second phase of the program which involves intensive training and mentorship sessions.
Following the three-month period, selected startups will be given an opportunity to participate in a session at the 5th Global Business Forum on Africa in November 2019 and exhibit during the high-level business forum in Dubai.
The President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Hamad Buamim, noted that the selection of participating startups is an important step forward in establishing bridges of communication and cross-border cooperation between UAE and African startups.
While pointing out that many of the selected startups specialize in advanced technologies, smart solutions, artificial intelligence, and Fintech, Buamim added that collaboration in these key areas would pave the way for mutual benefits and growth for both business communities.
“Startups are playing an active role in fostering innovation as they leverage and test out cutting-edge technologies that improve the way we live and work. The GBF Mentorship Program provides an ideal platform for high-potential startups to develop their business concepts, benefit from collaboration, access new growth opportunities through the Global Business Forum on Africa platform, and build valuable partnerships”.