Entrepreneurship

Our Program

Arab Excellence is working with incubators and accelerators to provide start-ups with training, workshops, and business mentoring. These workshops aim to inspire and empower the founders by helping them define the company’s purpose and vision and align it with their personal vision, articulate a concrete roadmap to achieve it, strengthen team cohesion, build and implement an efficient go-to-market approach, and develop keys skills such as networking and public speaking skills, among others…

Partners

Programs

Program at Stanford University

Arab Excellence at Stanford University

In collaboration and sponsored by Stanford University in California, Arab Excellence held a program engaging inspirational role models in order to empower and inspiring young entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley… Read more

UAEU - Science and Innovation Park University

Bootcamp for UAE University candidates for the Incubator program

The Science & Innovation Park at UAE University has been partnering with Arab Excellence for the last two years to receive several trainings in the pre-incubation and incubation programs (Ideas to Prototypes and Prototypes to market).
Today, Arab Excellence along with its partner the UAE University Science and Innovation Park has already witnessed success stories related to youth and women empowerment.

Impact on Startups

Only two years after the launch of the Science & Innovation Park, UAE University received in January 2018 the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award of « The Best University to support Entrepreneurship in the Arab World »

During the Arab Excellence workshops, we have witnessed an impact in terms of change of mindset. Our participants have shown some considerable improvement in terms of self-confidence and motivation, and are feeling more inspired. They are not only able to clearly identify their personal drivers and create a vision, but also develop a sense of purpose, and a pro-active mind. They are also capable of planning and building a roadmap to achieve their goals. They are able to self-reflect and perform self-assessments to improve the set of skills they need to implement their plans.

Among the skills that Arab Excellence helped our participants acquire we can highlight communication and public speaking, networking, planning, team-work, task prioritizing, managing differences and many others.

Dr. Nihel Chabrak

Program Director, Science & Innovation Park - UAE University

Impact – Success Stories

Algalife

Shaima Alqassab from Algalife receiving a Special Mention from the 2017 Falling Walls Venture jury in Berlin, Germany. Algalife was a project incubated by

Linovate

Linovate won in July 2017 100,000 AED and the award of the Best project in UAE by Dubai SME.

Bezeo

Bezeo, 2017 winner of The SingularityU MENA Global Impact Challenge, spent 10 weeks in NASA California to further develop their project. The purpose of the SingularityU MENA Global Impact Challenge is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in the MENA region, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.

Shamsa Al Mazrouei

Shamsa Al Mazrouei is one of the Winners of DUBAI SME (AED100,000) and recent winner at the GITEX Student Lab competition in Dubai, where she received an award of AED30,000 for her virtual reality game,

Zeopi

+600 startups applied for GITEX Accenture competition among which 13 were selected for the finals. Zeopi won the best in their category and the best of the best

Dwak

Dwak won the People’s Choice Award at the Pitch at Palace event in London this week after a presentation to top business leaders.
The event at St James’ Palace – also known as Pitch@Palace and founded by Prince Andrew, Duke of York – gives small start-ups the boost they need to become a viable business and to secure funding.

BrailleEye

Out of 600 applications, Dwak and BrailleEye, two start-ups trained by SIP and Arab Excellence won the competition of Pitch@Palace UAE to pitch before Investors and VCs at St-James Palace in London.

Video Impact – Success Story

Media Coverage

Start-ups trained and coached by Arab Excellence have been showcased in numerous regional and international media such as:

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