Microsoft for Startups Middle East has opened applications for the third cohort of its GrowthX Accelerator Program. The organization has also opened-up free registrations for the latest edition of its Highway to 100 Unicorns virtual conference series.
The 10-week virtual accelerator program will run from 19 September to 25 November and will equip founders with the essentials required to successfully scale their startups to Abu Dhabi’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Applications to join the program are open to B2B tech startups from across the Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan that are looking to expand operations to the UAE capital.
The GrowthX Accelerator and Highway to 100 Unicorns initiatives are part of a broader strategic partnership between Microsoft and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to accelerate the growth of B2B tech startups across the Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan.
Hosted in partnership with ADIO via a series of live events on LinkedIn, Highway to 100 Unicorns unites thought leaders from across the region to address the issues faced by growth-stage founders in the Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan.
“Startups play a key role in driving economic growth, job creation and diversification. Tech startups in particular offer significant opportunities to accelerate innovation across the UAE and the region by bringing creative and unique solutions to various challenges. Abu Dhabi is committed to supporting and nurturing the growth of innovative businesses, and our ongoing partnership with Microsoft for Startups through the Growth X Accelerator and Highway to 100 Unicorns initiatives is a key enabler to us achieving this,” said Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, Acting Director General at ADIO.
The program is targeting growth-stage startups ranging from the Seed to Series A stage, the GrowthX Accelerator will empower B2B tech startups by offering training opportunities that focus on enterprise sales and technical readiness for scale.
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