The in5 Innovation Hub is an environment that supports entrepreneurship and cultivates the development of the ICT and digital media start-up ecosystem in Dubai. Supporting entrepreneurs from the early stage idea creation, through implementation, right up to the commercial launch of the product or service, in5 offers five key benefits:
The in5 hub will assist you with establishing your business within the TECOM Freezone, including trade operating licence, visa applications and office space.
in5 offers access to seminars and workshops, organised with industry experts and specialists, on topics related to business, technology and entrepreneurship.
The hub will offer access to a range of SME networking events, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas and share knowledge with other entrepreneurs in the in5 programme.
in5 will give you exposure to attract investment from angel investors and venture capitalists.
The programme gives access to a pool of mentors, who offer their expertise to give advice on a range of topics, such as HR, marketing, sales, project management, strategy and leadership.
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In5 is targeted at entrepreneurs and start-ups with innovative ideas in information and communication technologies, who are looking to create a thriving business concern.
Projects not based on technology innovation may still be considered.
Ideally, start-ups should have three or four members.
The in5 programme is open to submission from all nationalities
in5 is open for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Information,Â Communication and Technology (ICT) sectors, e.g. social media,Â web development, smartphone/tablet applications, and digital media.
The programme is open to innovative ideas at any stage of
development from an initial concept to an established start-up stage.
The in5 programme lasts for three months and aims to help you establish your company in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Selected start-ups will be registered under in5â€™s licence and hosted in the in5 Innovation Hub, in Dubai Internet City. The Hub will facilitate mentoring, training and coaching by a network of industry experts to help you accomplish prototyping and development of your business. The in5 programme follows five steps:
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Applications will be screened by a panel, using a five point scale, with a focus on identifying start-ups who will add value to the UAEâ€™s ICT industry.
During the programme members will develop their ideas and accomplish prototyping and business development.
Members will present their ideas to a steering committee and investors to help develop funding opportunities.
After three months, membersâ€™ progress will be evaluated by in5 to assess possible extension of the programme and provide advice on how to proceed with the continued development of their project.
If you are a team of technology entrepreneurs and are interested in being part of this exciting new innovation hub, click here to complete and submit the online application and we will get in touch with you. For additional information please check our FAQs or contact us at email@example.com
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