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Summary

We meet at the heart of Abu Dhabi Global Market startup gem Hub71 with Ahmad Alwan, Head of Corporate Strategy and Development at Hub71 and Vijay Tirathrai the Managing Director of Techstars Accelerator.

Show Notes

Links and Additional information
Hub71 homepage
Hub71 on LinkedIn
Techstars - Vijay Bio
Techstars Accelerator Program at Hub71

Key Timings in the podcast
  • 01:30 - Ahmad introduction
  • 02:17 - Vijay introduction
  • 03:27 - What is Hub71?
  • 06:26 - Techstars
  • 08:48 - What Kind of startups are you looking for?
  • 10:35 - What is the actual process?
  • 12:55 - Hub71 infrastructure and support
  • 14:53 - Access to incentive scheme of Hub71
  • 15:40 - Hub71 Incentives
  • 17:18 - Main criteria for startups
  • 18:00 - Techstars accelerator package
  • 19:35 - YACOB as an example of successful startup
  • 20:08 - How does Abu Dhabi compare to other regions?
  • 22:22 - Unexpected surprises of Hub71
  • 23:44 - Words of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs
  • 27:00 - What is the difference between success and failure in startup world?
  • 29:43 - Hub71 Stretch Goals

What is d-Talks?

A podcast about new emerging technologies, crypto and other interesting projects the UAE