Business Extra: What start-ups need to know about coming to the UAE

Hub71's head of marketing and operations joins Business Extra this week

In 2019, Hub71 invited start-ups to move to Abu Dhabi, promising founders free housing, office space and health insurance for the first year, access to investors and one of the most dynamic and connected regions in the world.

Four years later, Abu Dhabi’s start-up ecosystem is among the fastest-growing in the world, according to a new ranking from Startup Genome.

Amer Aidi, head of marketing and operations at Hub71, joins host Kelsey Warner this week to talk about what founders can expect if they move to the UAE and how the community – and the start-up scene in general – has changed in just four years.

In this episode:

Hosting Sam Altman and creating a community (0m 33s)

Putting Abu Dhabi on the startup map (4m 26s)

Measuring success at Hub71 and the fight for talent (9m 03s)

Navigating the current marketplace and being sector agnostic (13m 56s)

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Updated: June 21, 2023, 7:48 AM