Jan 26th, 2020
Editor’s Note: Due to global circumstances, Demo Day information indicated in this blog post may be inaccurate. As definitive Demo Day dates and information are determined, updated info will reflect on the main program page.
I am thrilled to announce the kickoff of the class of 2020 at the Techstars Hub71 Accelerator. Techstars Hub71, MENA’s leading accelerator program, starts today, January 27, 2020, with our Demo Day grand finale to be held on April 20, 2020. We are looking forward to three months of world class programming, helping startups reach their potential and scale fast, in what promises to be a transformative experience for our founders.
Working hand in hand with our partners at Hub71, our mission is to support and help grow these 10 promising startups to be highly scalable champions in their niche industry sectors. Leveraging the UAE’s ecosystem and Techstars worldwide network, the next 90 days will be filled with mentoring, pitching, and growth-hacking with the help of high calibre mentors and our corporate partner. The investor community too, is an integral piece to supporting our companies to scale.
Through our strong commitment to diversity we attract global talent, with our 2020 class of founders representing over one dozen nationalities. The ten participating in our inaugural are joining us in the UAE from various cities including Athens, Ankara, Dublin, Budapest, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Vancouver, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates itself. Their founders will spend the 3 months with full immersion in our program in Abu Dhabi supported by a global pool of over 80 mentors representing a rich diversity of talent.
Our accelerator program is located at WeWork X Hub71, a thriving entrepreneurial community with world class facilities and beautiful vistas, known as Abu Dhabi’s premier Innovation hub. This furthers Hub71’s commitment as a global tech ecosystem located in the heart of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city that brings together key enablers for startups to succeed.
This program would not be possible without the generous support and amazing energy of our associates, mentors, investors, alumni and global partners. Special thanks to the team at Hub71 and the government of Abu Dhabi for their true commitment to the success of our partnership.
Our program is industry agnostic and represents companies with diverse technology applications from biotechnology to health care to enterprise software. I now have the pleasure of announcing the class of 2020 at the Techstars Hub71 Accelerator :
The first B2B marketplace to sell SME medical manufacturers product to distributors and healthcare providers, we match between distributors and manufacturers using tagging Crawler, algorithm and generate online sale from healthcare providers.
Innovative Duty Free Digital Platform that enables air travellers to complete a duty free purchase online at anywhere and anytime.
DeFiner is a non-custodial financial institution for digital asset investments, loans, savings, and payments.
SaaS that enables e-commerce retailers to sell their products in 3D & AR on their websites and apps
Educhain is enabling global mobility for students and professionals through shareable and verifiable digital credentials.
Developing a disruptive technology to desalinate seawater into potable fresh water using subsea pressure, reverse osmosis membranes and low altitude wind using kites, eliminating entirely the need to use fossil fuels for water desalination and reducing costs by over 95%
We are a unique deep-tech company that focuses on curbing plastic pollution and working on integrating the plastic life cycle into a circular economy model. Our groundbreaking invention can steer the odds to our planet’s favor: we are able to make non-biodegradable plastics biodegrade. We work with the force of nature: our plastic eating organisms operate at room temperature, and can degrade plastics without pre-treatment, making the process ecologically friendly. Currently with our microcosmos we can degrade 63,1% of globally produced plastics, and our research focuses on bringing all plastics under our umbrella, starting with the most common pollutants, single use plastics.”
Sensgreen provides AI powered indoor environmental comfort solutions for non-residential buildings.
Sia provides Privacy by Design for sensitive end-to-end communications, including IoT, M2M, chat systems, and more.
An AI-powered hospitality recruitment solution augmented by marketing tools and practices to help companies find, nurture and hire the very best talent.