DUBAI: Dubai Startup Hub, an entrepreneurship initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized its first online event for its new members, within the framework of its plans to continue delivery of all programs and activities digitally. This comes in line with its support of business continuity and commitments towards developing entrepreneurship in the Emirate.
During the webinar,Dubai Startup Hub introduced the group of 40 new members to the various initiatives offered to enhance their competitiveness and help them sustain and grow during current business environment.
Dubai Startup Hub also revealed that starting April 2020, it would be providing a new service of online mentorship to support entrepreneurs during such time. Accordingly, its new and existing members can secure specialized entrepreneurship guidance, support with reviewing their business model, improving and rehearsing investor pitch, and navigating the Dubai market.
Using the latest technologies, Dubai Startup Hub was able to communicate and interact with the attendees, answer their questions regarding the services and benefits, in a seamless way. This highlighted the importance of technology in reducing the impact of distance by achieving the goals of hosting a workshop or seminar digitally.
Natalia Sycheva, Manager of Entrepreneurship, at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry pointed out that the smart transformation of services has become an urgent necessity for all institutions who serve innovators and entrepreneurs today. Organizing digital networking platform and delivering educational and acceleration programs online is an important step that allows them to continue serving entrepreneurs at all times and enhances Dubai’s position as a global destination for entrepreneurship, Sycheva remarked.
Sycheva also added, that entrepreneurs have been keen to use modern technology in exploring new business ideas and finding solutions for challenges in their excising businesses.The live interaction of participants with the moderators and among each other encourages them to explore new features and formats of this kind of webinars, which save time and effort, and facilitate a positive competitive environment.
Dubai Startup Hub, launched by Dubai Chamber in 2016, embodies the value of public-private partnership to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs in Dubai. Being a part of the Dubai Startup Hub provides a multi-program platform for entrepreneurs from around the world to explore business opportunities in Dubai, while benefiting from a set of programs and services such as Market Access Program, Emirati Development Program, Dubai Smartpreneur Competition and Co-Founder Dubai Program, among others.