Source: Zawya /
Abu Dhabi: Supported by the Ministry of Economy, the 4th Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw more than 250 local and global experts come together to discuss methods to empower new angel investors, as well as strengthen the potential of angel investment in creating a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE.
The symposium provided education on key topics related to angel investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to enhance the region’s competitive edge on the global stage. Anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, startAD is committed to helping build the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE.
The symposium promoted the creation of a new class of angel investors by providing information on key topics related to angel investing, facilitating conversation among community and industry leaders, and inspiring more investors to drive greater innovation in the UAE.
startAD is an innovation and entrepreneurship platform that supports early stage startups in the UAE. startAD is a partnership between NYUAD and Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi Government-owned company and seeks to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE by offering core programs and entrepreneurship initiatives. Available exclusively to nationals and residents of the UAE, these programs enable the development of technology startups in emerging local industries of strategic importance to the UAE such as energy, aviation, logistics, fintech, smart transportation and facilitate investment in local-based startups.
Selected startups that display outstanding potential and promise may also benefit from ADvance mentoring and seed funding from startAD to help scale their businesses.
For more information, please log on to: http: www.startad.ae
Tamkeen is an Abu Dhabi Government-owned company that delivers projects to meet the Government of Abu Dhabi’s vision of knowledge-based development. This is achieved by collaborating with a variety of local and international institutions to enrich the Emirate’s social, cultural and educational landscape in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
About NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from 115 nations and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.
VentureSouq (VSQ) is a GCC-based venture investing platform that strives to democratize capital by enablingindividuals to invest into high-growth technology companies globally. To date, VSQ has an investor network of over 1,000 angels & institutions across the GCC, and has made over 30 investments. VSQ also develops rich educational content around venture investing, and delivers this content through a number of programs throughout the region. VSQ’s goal is to create a new class of informed angel investors that will serve as a viable funding source for emerging companies regionally and internationally.
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