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Innovation and digital transformation are key strategic themes at Aldar, a leading real estate group in Abu Dhabi (UAE) with a total asset value of $10 billion. And the potential for us to leverage this clout to unlock new customer experiences is limitless.
That is where Aldar Scale Up comes in; as a driving force to further innovation.
Developed in partnership with startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global startup accelerator, powered by Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, this second edition of Scale Up is taking bets on web3 innovation, with a view that anything is possible in the metaverse, as long as it improves lives and humanity.
Through a 4-week equity-free accelerator, we promise to provide global tech startups with a gateway to real opportunities, guidance and networks for succeeding in the UAE, perhaps the most forward-focused market in the world today.
This will be achieved through pilot projects with Aldar, and other market leaders in the region, for successful startups that get successfully accepted into the program.
With The 1st edition of Aldar Scale Up, we saw 9 startups participating from 8 countries, offering solutions that leveraged the Internet of Things, smart sensors, communications, and analytics.
And 3 of these startups secured paid pilots with Aldar. After the resounding success of the first, through the ambit of Scale Up, Aldar is seeking ambitious Web3 founders for its second edition.
In recognition of the accelerated shift towards Web3, the second edition of Scale Up will become one of the UAE’s first programmes to attract international startups with technologies that have the potential to shape the open metaverse.