AIM Startup 2019

Startups & Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital & Private Equity

Address: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Date: 08 to 10 Apr '19

Launched in 2017, AIM Startup, an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, aims to connect promising startups with investors and business partners from all around the world. It is set in the heart of UAE's Annual Investment Meeting, the World's Leading FDI Platform for Emerging Markets and held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. AIM Startup is the ideal platform for startup companies looking to raise capital, expand into new markets and forge meaningful business relationships with major investors, business leaders, representatives of international institutions and government entities.

On April 8-10, AIM Startup will host the Third Edition of its Annual Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting and Future Cities Show.

This year, 500+ promising startups will convene under one roof to meet with investors, corporates, government representatives and industry experts and will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their groundbreaking solutions to a global audience over 20,000.

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Gain hands-on training, learn new technologies and more effective ways to accomplish things and acquire more knowledge about business subjects and concepts from professional mentors at our workshops.

Book your own stand at the Demo Floor to showcase groundbreaking products or services to a global audience comprising of investors, corporates, industry experts, thought leaders and government officials.

Get the opportunity to pitch your businesses to a panel of expert judges and to a room filled with investors, with a goal to attract capital investment and cash prizes, over a period of two days.

Startups networking with other startups is not only a fun activity, it is important for the business development and personal growth. AIM Startup event is a great place to meet like-minded startup founders who you can bounce ideas with, maybe even help each other by sharing insights into each other’s business.

Gain knowledge as founders, investors and industry leaders share their insights through interactive panel discussions, fireside chats and keynotes.

AIM Startup is an ideal place to attract potential investors, government officials & experts under one roof. It’s your chance to meet and impress them with your business idea, product and more importantly, yourself.

AIM Startup Award Ceremony is designed to celebrate the most innovative entrepreneurs, recognize their ideas as well as celebrate and put the spotlights on their achievements

Learning Outcomes

2019 Theme : Harnessing Global Digitization to Empower Startups and SMEs

The global adoption of digital technologies has undeniably changed the way organizations operate. The shift in consumer expectation, the growing need for new technologies and the prospect of greater economic benefits are driving digitization and digital transformation. The trend has been reshaping the economy thereby creating the need for a specialized expertise to help organizations navigate their way through digital transformation.

As an example, AI technologies offer a way for many companies to reach most or all of their audience. They have improved operational efficiency, reduced costs associated with customer service and supported sales and marketing functions. So far, these applications are merely scratching the surface of what technologies could offer an organization. Yet digitization has already created the need to invest in blockchain, process automation, digital workforce and cybersecurity to name but a few areas.

Though these interactive systems are taking a number of forms and are existing as part of numerous ecosystems and platforms, they are still underutilized by organizations. This phenomenon exists not for the absence of the technologies, but rather due to unfamiliarity to the technology and the fluctuating manner of the existing ones, combined with the lack of strategic management of resources to adapt to this new era’s market demands. For several years, business trends leaned toward digital transformation without any monitored action plans This has created a widening gap between organizations that are taking the leap towards adoption and ones that are watching conservatively and cannot fully understand and utilize this alien technology.

But no more.

AIM Startup 2019, themed “Harnessing Global Digitization to Empower Startups and SMEs”, will not debate the Sci-Fi like possible future that technology could bring us, but will rather critically discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities that being at the frontline of the Industry 4.0 holds. AIM Startup 2019 brings together policymakers, industry experts, innovative entrepreneurs and financial institutions under one roof with a view to bridge the gap in the utilization of technology and set forth the action plans for the next decade. Furthermore, the event aims to maximize real and current opportunities at a time when a range of technological ideas are ripe for commercialization.



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