Learn how to ideate, design, and build your startup with the help of leading industry experts.
The curated program is by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, a Strategic Partner to the Ministry of Education as part of the Greening Communities Pillar within the UAE’s Green Education Initiative, in close partnership with Sheraa, our implementing partner.
September 25th 2023 – October 13th 2023
AT 11:59 PM GST
20th – 22nd October and 27 – 29th October
AT EXPO CITY, DUBAI
November 6th until December 7th
AT SHERAA HQ, SHARJAH
JAN – APR 2024
AT SHERAA HQ, SHARJAH
In this immersive 10-day startup ideation bootcamp, dive into the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. Learn to harness the power of design thinking, rapid prototyping, and customer validation. Connect with like-minded people to solve real-world challenges, refine your ideas, and prepare to pitch confidently.
The 5 shortlisted teams from the Bootcamp will be accepted to the Pre-Accelerator. Build the startup foundation, gain expert insights on goal setting, customer discovery, product development, and go-to market strategies.
Seize the spotlight on the stage at COP28, where the 5 winning startups ideas will take center stage and get the chance to pitch to a global audience.
The 3 winning teams from the pitch competition at COP28 advance to a 16-week customized accelerator program, guided by Experts-in-Residence (EiRs), to successfully launch startups.
The Eco-preneurship Program is looking for individuals who are passionate about creating a sustainable future. If any of the following resonate with you, this program is for you!
If you're aged between 18-35, and deeply care for the environment.
If you’re a visionary problem solver, with an appetite for innovation.
If you’re a believer in the strength of collective effort for the greater good.
Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, young professional, or simply someone passionate about sustainability, the Eco-preneurship Program is your opportunity to channel your energy into creating lasting change.
We understand that every step of your journey requires support, and that’s why we’ve curated a range of prizes to empower your startup dreams.
The top 5 teams emerging from the Bootcamp will be awarded equity-free grants, each amounting to AED 25,000.
The 3 winning teams will receive AED 50,000 to further propel their startups in Sharjah.
All participants of the Bootcamp gain exclusive access to an 8-week online program that provides valuable resources, and insights to nurture startup creation.
The program is open to Emirati and Arab youth aged 18-35.
Please submit your application form. Remember, applications are open from 25 Sep – 13 Oct 2023.
Absolutely! Team applications are encouraged. If you don’t have a team, no worries; the bootcamp will help you find like-minded collaborators.
This program is funded by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, and therefore participation in the program is completely free of charge. We’re here to empower your journey!
Our team will review all submissions on an on-going basis. Shortlisted applicants will receive notifications by the 16 Oct 2023, with further instructions on the next steps.
The 5 teams from the Pre-Accelerator stage will be evaluated at the COP28 pitch competition by a panel of expert judges.
The Eco-preneurship Program is an in-person experience that requires your physical presence.
As of now, the program is limited to participants who can be present in the UAE for the entire phases of the program.
While we have grants for winning teams, every participant gains valuable knowledge, skills, and insights throughout the program.
As a selected participant of the Bootcamp, you will benefit from an 8-week online program that provides you with valuable resources, and insights to nurture your startup dreams.