Dubai Silicon Oasis holding Emirati Tech Boot Camp

DSOA incubator DTEC organising month-long boot camp for UAE nationals

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Dubai Silicon Oasis holding Emirati Tech Boot Camp The month long boot camp is intended to give UAE nationals all the knowledge they need to start a tech venture.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 3, 2017

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) is hosting its second Emirati Tech Boot Camp, to help UAE nationals to launch their own startups.

The month-long boot camp began today, and runs until 4th June.

The sessions are open to all Emiratis, and are intended to cover the different aspects of starting a tech business, from ideation, preparing a business plan, digital marketing and analytics, budget planning and legalities, as well as pitching a business proposal to investors and securing funding. In addition, one of the workshops will focus on technology for non-techies.

The boot camp is taking place at DSOA's technology incubator, the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC), with sessions presented by business experts, trainers and tech entrepreneurs.

Shahla Ahmed Abdul Razak, Deputy CEO of DSOA, said: "Our first Emirati Tech Boot Camp last year garnered great interest among the UAE national community. In line with our commitment to supporting local entrepreneurs, we have organized the second edition of the event to encourage our talented young people to unleash their creativity."

She added: "Our boot camp aims to provide valuable insights into the fundamentals of developing a business proposition. We are confident the knowledge gained will enable the participants to make a major contribution to the growth of the technology sector in the MENA region through enhancing their individual competencies and levels of competitiveness."

Marking the end of the boot camp, a demo day will give teams of participants an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts. DSOA will reward the winning team with potential funding and mentorship.

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