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Today, Techstars announced a partnership with GINCO to bring an accelerator program to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Applications for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO will open in July 2017 and the program will kick off in January 2018.

Techstars is a Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Since 2011, over 500 entrepreneurs have participated in Techstars Startup Weekend Dubai and the company is excited to expand its presence in the Middle East with our mentorship-driven accelerator program.

GINCO is a company of Engineers founded in 1975 by Mr. Gheyath Mohammad Gheyath. Operating out of five branches across the Middle East, the GINCO Group of Companies employs over 4000 staff representing 13 nationalities.

GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision. GINCO works with the best known brands in the Middle East, including Dubai Municipality, Emaar, Dubai Properties, WASL, and Nakheel, among others.

GINCO recently launched GINCO Investments focused on supporting and nurturing the local SME community and empowering entrepreneurs with global ambitions.

Dubai is known for their leadership in technology innovation, so GINCO is looking for pioneering entrepreneurs leading innovative companies that are solving challenges in transportation, construction, wellness, IoT, robotics, and beyond.

Techstars is excited to partner with GINCO because of their focus on driving innovation in the region to align with the UAE Centennial 2071 initiatives. Believing that innovation is the future of human investment, the UAE Leadership emphasizes its importance across all sectors through the UAE Centennial 2071: “Innovation, research, science and technology will form the pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy, driven by entrepreneurs in a business friendly environment where public and private sectors form effective partnerships.”

Applications open in July for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Sign up for the Techstars newsletter for updates about the program.



David Brown David Brown
David is a founder and co-CEO of Techstars and is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University, Canada.