Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 launches Community Centre of Excellence for startups

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, Hub71 has launched Community Centre of Excellence, with a goal of delivering world-class programs to startups and founders at any stage in the life cycle to accelerate market access, talent hire and fundraising.

At its first community event focused on HealthTech, Hub71 inaugurated the Community Centre of Excellence. As part of its vision, the center will conduct annual events and touchpoints between Hub71 startups, its corporate and government partners to create mutually beneficial commercial opportunities.

The Community Centre of Excellence represents the first time Hub71 is opening its doors for non-incentivized startups, investors, corporates, and governments to benefit from the value created by the global tech ecosystem. 

With this initiative, Hub71 aims to source high-quality global tech startups by engaging and nurturing key players in the wider innovation ecosystem through a series of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual events. Open to organizations seeking to connect with entrepreneurial talent, the center will drive further collaboration between like-minded companies.

Mohammad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi
Mohammad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi
Chairman – Hub71

“Our vibrant and diverse community of innovators are actively engaging in dealmaking discussions with our partners. Startups are essential for maintaining a highly productive economy, and by providing the supporting infrastructure, investment, and engaged partners, it further establishes Abu Dhabi as the ideal environment for startups and SMEs to attract customers and gain real opportunities to generate impact.”

The Community Centre of Excellence enables Abu Dhabi and its growing technology ecosystem to access the value of Hub71. It hosts regular events including ‘Founder’s Focus’, which gathers founders and influential voices for open discussions on various topics, the monthly ‘VC meets’ aimed at connecting investors with high-growth startups and ‘Women of Hub71’, which promotes female entrepreneurship and aims to elevate women in technology. 

Hub71 expects the Community Centre of Excellence to be a platform for Abu Dhabi’s wider innovation ecosystem to congregate and create connections that enhance the growth opportunities for startups worldwide in Abu Dhabi.

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