The Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Dubai SME), one of the agencies of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), has accredited ‘The Co-Kitchen’ as the first kitchen incubator under the umbrella of the Dubai Business Incubator Network (DBIN), with the support of the Hamdan Innovation Incubator (HI2).
The Co-Kitchen aligns with DET’s efforts to further reinforce Dubai’s position as a leading center for creators and innovators, as well as a global gastronomy hub.
According to the statement, the Co-Kitchen business incubator presents a new opportunity for F&B startups, related home businesses, and investors to expand in this sector, experiment with their new ideas, and access a wide network of accredited incubators and business accelerators in Dubai to benefit from the emirate’s entrepreneurial support system and training and mentoring services.
“The adoption of the first kitchen incubator to be part of the Dubai Business Incubator Network is an innovative initiative that enriches the network and expands the sectors it targets as part of our strategy to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai, inspired by the guidance of our visionary leadership to position Dubai as a leading destination for business, investment, and tourism. Dubai has continuously focused on developing the F&B sector, and Dubai SME will continue to facilitate entrepreneurs to leverage this growing sector by proving a range of services from legal to technical support and marketing expertise, financial and accounting services, in addition to employment and training, as part of the support provided by the accredited network of business incubators in Dubai.”
The Co-Kitchen provides entrepreneurs and startups with many advantages, including a low-cost platform to launch their projects without the need for huge investments, a flexible exit strategy, and great community support via access to suppliers and entrepreneurs to benefit and achieve their growth.
Mr. Shehzad Afzal Bhatti, Founder of The Co-Kitchen, said that, “We are happy and excited to be launching the first accredited kitchen incubator through Dubai SME, which presents a wonderful opportunity to develop entrepreneurs seeking to operate in the emirate’s F&B sector by providing the first shared kitchen. We are grateful to Dubai SME’s team for their support and vision in developing entrepreneurs across all the emirate’s sectors.”