Techstars Meet and Greet Paris

At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,200 companies grow and raise over $4 billion in funding, with a market cap of $10 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

We currently have applications open for Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs around the world. Join our program staff for an evening of networking, Q&A, and a chance to show us what you’re currently working on. They will be there to connect with you, inspire you, answer your questions and tell you more about our programs.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • 12:00pm – Doors open, food and drinks served
  • 12.30pm – Techstars Presentation
  • 1.00pm – Question Time
  • 1.15pm – Open Networking


Event ends 2.00pm

ALREADY KNOW THAT TECHSTARS IF A GOOD FIT FOR YOU?
Apply for Office Hours, a 30-minute session on the day of, the day before or after the Meet and Greet Event, where you meet one-on-one with one of our attending Directors.








Techstars Meet and Greet Chicago

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At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,200 companies grow and raise over $4 billion in funding, with a market cap of $10 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

We currently have applications open for Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs around the world. Join our program staff for an evening of networking, Q&A, and a chance to show us what you’re currently working on. They will be there to connect with you, inspire you, answer your questions and tell you more about our programs.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • 7:00pm – Doors open, food and drinks served
  • 7.30pm – Techstars Presentation
  • 8.00pm – Question Time
  • 8.15pm – Open Networking

    Event ends 9.00pm







Techstars Meet and Greet New York

At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,200 companies grow and raise over $4 billion in funding, with a market cap of $10 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

We currently have applications open for Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs around the world. Join our program staff for an evening of networking, Q&A, and a chance to show us what you’re currently working on. They will be there to connect with you, inspire you, answer your questions and tell you more about our programs.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • 7:00pm – Doors open, food and drinks served
  • 7.30pm – Techstars Presentation
  • 8.00pm – Question Time
  • 8.15pm – Open Networking

    Event ends 9.00pm







AMA with Techstars Dubai in Partnership with GINCO Managing Director, Vijay Tirathrai

Join the Techstars Dubai in Partnership with GINCO team to learn more about the program, the type of companies we are looking for and the endless opportunities to work with Dubai community of investors, mentors and government officials.








Build Your Company With Us in Dubai – From CEO of GINCO Investments, Mohammed Gheyath

Type “Dubai” into a search box, and the images that first come up are of the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. It is surrounded by shopping malls, fountains, and residential and business towers that stretch to the horizon in all directions. When I was a kid, our family would drive for an hour on the desert to go camping to the very same location.

Since our independence in 1971, our small country has grown by investing in education and welcoming foreigners who were looking to create cities of the future.

It is no wonder that over 80 percent of the residents of our country come from other places. From Korea to California, entrepreneurs from around the world come to build in the UAE. Since our roots as a steel factory in 1975, started by my father Gheyath Mohammed, we have always maintained a small business hustle and grit, welcoming experts from around the world to help build our humble pearl fishing town into the metropolis it is today.

With the world’s greatest airports, hotels, malls, and shipping ports underpinning our infrastructure, it is time for our country to welcome the next generation of entrepreneurs to help us build a knowledge-based future.

Together with our partners at Techstars, we aim to inspire our youth, invest in entrepreneurs around the world, and build the next global startup hub. We are eternally grateful to the founders of our first class, who helped us lay the foundation of what has been called by the press, ‘the best startup accelerator program in the Middle East’. You can learn a bit more about them here:

Our goal is to improve as investors and ecosystem builders. We can’t do it alone – and we cordially invite those who dare to dream with us to apply to our program at https://bit.ly/apply-dxb

Why apply to our program:

  • Your time with us will be spent at the epicenter of public/private innovation in the Middle East at Emirates Towers in Area 2071, the co-working facility anchored by our program, IBM, Pfizer, Emirates Airlines, E&Y, IDEO, and Dubai’s 10X government innovation initiative.
  • We take Mentor Madness very seriously and welcome mentors not just from the region, but from around the world to help you build a durable fast growing company.
  • We care personally. We are a family business and with our investment into you as a team is an invitation to join our growing international family: https://www.ginco.investments/portfolio/
  • Dubai is home to the world’s busiest air and shipping ports. Global financial institutions who host their regional headquarters at Dubai International Financial Center, across the street from our coworking facility.
  • Our program starts in January with a high of 25C and low of 15C – giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy pools and beaches during your weekends and rooftops with amazing vistas of our concrete jungle by night.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, our inbox is always open to founders who are interested in spending time with us in Dubai. Reach us at hello@ginco.investments








Techstars Meet and Greet Los Angeles

At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 11 years we have helped over 1,500 companies grow and raise over $5.5 billion in funding, with a market cap of $13.9 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

We currently have applications open for Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs around the world. Join our program staff for an evening of networking, Q&A, and a chance to show us what you’re currently working on. They will be there to connect with you, inspire you, answer your questions and tell you more about our programs.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • 5:00pm – Doors open, food and drinks served
  • 5.30pm – Techstars Presentation
  • 6.00pm – Question Time
  • 6.15pm – Open Networking

    Event ends 7.00pm

ALREADY KNOW THAT TECHSTARS IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU?
Apply for Office Hours, a 30-minute session on the day of, the day before or after the Meet and Greet Event, where you meet one-on-one with








2019 Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO: Apply Now!

After its successful debut in 2018, the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO will host its second class in 2019 starting on 20th of January and Demo Day held on the 18th of April. Our second year of operation will continue the world class mentorship-driven programming in partnership with GINCO Investments and will be located at the brand new facilities of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Area 2071, a visionary government initiative, at the iconic Emirates Towers.

Our program is agnostic to any industry sectors and has a special theme around ‘Smart Cities’. Our definition of ‘Smart Cities’ is broad: covering enterprise software, logistics, mobility, industrial, e-commerce, smart energy and environment that are scalable anywhere in the world.

We are looking for exceptional founders, from all corners of the globe, who may be enterprise-ready or not, but are nevertheless tackling the mundane to the big, important problems with the use of disruptive solutions.

Founders that are developing leading edge technology for future smart cities, and the use of applications such as IOT, artificial intelligence, virtual or augmented reality, big data, machine vision, blockchain, or even quantum physics are encouraged to apply.

You can start your application now, but stay tuned for more information about how to meet us during our upcoming meet and greet trips. Also, be sure to join our webinar where I will tell you more about the program. We ideally want to meet you in person or via video if possible and want to use that time to learn more about your company. I look forward to listening to your pitches.








STEP Start Conference

Vijay Tirathrai, Managing Director of Techstars Dubai will be in attendance

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My Next Adventure! Managing Director for Techstars Dubai

Anyone who knows me will tell you I love a new challenge – fresh out of my role as CEO at the Entrepreneurs Organization, I’m joining Techstars as the managing director for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Here are the reasons why I decided to uproot my life in Washington D.C. to move to Dubai for Techstars:

A Thirst for Learning

Being a serial entrepreneur myself, I have had my fair share of hits and misses. I’m learning from past experiences and constantly seeking knowledge in emerging industries, especially from budding entrepreneurs.

I want to master the art of investing; I want to learn how to identify top companies and top entrepreneurs. I’m confident that we will be able to build a portfolio of great companies that come through the Techstars Dubai Accelerator, but it’s not a task I can complete on my own. I acknowledge the need to the leverage the awesome collectiveness of my Techstars team, peers and mentors to succeed.

The world is rapidly changing before our eyes, fueled by unprecedented innovation and disruption across many sectors. Techstars will provide me the opportunity to broaden my horizons.

Dubai: The Center of Innovation

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. GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision.

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.

I am thrilled to be at the center of all this. I have lived intermittently in Dubai over the past 20 years and have family connections here. I have seen the unbelievable transformation from a small desert town to a global hub for trade, banking, tourism, aviation, ports and logistics, as well as the host to mega events like EXPO 2020.

#GiveFirst: Mentoring Entrepreneurs

Mentoring entrepreneurs is a self fulfilling prophecy. I have found that mentoring is a two-way street; the mentor and the mentee are both benefiting from the exchange. It keeps me real and true to my values.

Many managing directors and mentors will agree how satisfying it is to see founders learn and grow rapidly within the program and beyond. I get a kick out out it when I see the impact it has emotionally, psychologically and professionally.

I’m looking forward to living the Techstars #givefirst lifestyle everyday, and building and leading a group of ace mentors.

Techstars: It’s a Smart Move

I spent the past few weeks visiting the headquarters Techstars office in Boulder and programs in Paris and Berlin. I am so fortunate to have Ramzy Ismail, an experienced and a rock-solid Program Director, as my right hand man. I can’t do it without him.

Everyone I have met has been exceptional in welcoming me and supporting my Techstars journey. I want to make a special mention of thanks to Greg Rogers and Jenny Lawton, who tip the scale for me moving forward.

I am delighted and honored to be part of the Techstars family and launch the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Applications close October 15, so be sure to apply!








Techstars Dubai – Kickoff Webinar

Kickoff Webinar with Techstars Dubai

Techstars is excited to announce that launch Techstars Dubai Smart Cities in partnership with GINCO. Applications are open and recruiting has kicked off! Join us on August 22nd for an interactive webinar session to learn more about the program and what kind of companies we are looking for!  Speakers: Greg Rogers, Executive Director and Ramzy Ismail, Program Director 

Moderators:

  • Greg Rogers
  • Ramzy Ismail

Agenda

  • What is Techstars?
  • What is Techstars Dubai?
  • Why Dubai?
  • How it works
  • What we look for
  • Tips for applying
  • Key dates
  • Q&A