About AIM Startup

Set against the backdrop of the Annual Investment Meeting, AIM Startup is a platform where disruptive startups gather to present their innovative products or services on truly a global stage.

This coming April, select startups from across the globe will be given the opportunity to showcase their companies to the 15,000 global participants of Dubai’s Annual Investment Meeting. AIM participants include government officials, private investors, venture capitalists and prominent businessmen and businesswomen seeking to explore new ventures and business partnerships.

 

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An educational forum for sharing, learning and discovery

A platform for startups to discover opportunities, exchange ideas & network

A perfect place for entrepreneurs to meet business owners and investors directly

A sourcing market for investors, incubators, fund managers & venture capitalists

Minister's Welcome

Innovation is a key driver for economic growth and global competiveness. A large share of sustainable economic growth can be attributed to innovation and the willingness of governments across the world to implement and execute policies and initiatives, which foster and nourish innovation and entrepreneurship.

The United Arab Emirates is a country that was founded on innovation, forward thinking and a government’s great vision and willingness to implement initiatives that has today positioned the UAE among one of the most competitive economies worldwide.

In celebration of innovation, which is deeply embedded in our heritage, the UAE formally extends a warm welcome to the innovators and pioneers of the world who aspire to create solutions to the challenges we face globally.

Set up under the framework of the AIM platform, we are launching AIM Startup to encourage our next generation of leaders to pursue initiatives that will create sustainable growth on a global scale.

AIM 2017 FIGURES

140
COUNTRIES
15,000+
BUSINESS LEADERS &
INVESTORS
100+
HIGH-LEVEL
OFFICIALS
500+
EXHIBITORS &
CO-EXHIBITORS
8,000
SQUARE METERS
EXHIBITION SPACE
84+
Startups

Meet some of our Investors

Elissa Freiha

Co-founder
WOMENA, UAE

Fahad Al Sharekh

Managing Partner
TechInvest Corporation, Kuwait

Jake Zeller

Partner
AngelList, USA

Manish Patel

General Partner
Highland Capital Partner

Sabah Al-Binali

Former Chairman
Zawya, UAE

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SECTORS

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE
  • LOGISTICS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • EDUCATION/EDTECH
  • VIRTUAL REALITY & GAMING
  • ROBOTICS & DRONES
  • TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
  • RETAIL
  • FINANCE/FINTECH
  • HEALTHCARE
  • IT & ICT
  • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
RENEWABLE
ENERGY
FOOD & BEVERAGE
LOGISTICS
TRANSPORTATION
EDUCATION/
EDTECH
VIRTUAL REALITY
& GAMING
ROBOTICS &
DRONES
TOURISM &
HOSPITALITY
RETAIL
FINANCE/FINTECH
HEALTHCARE
IT & ICT
WEARABLE
TECHNOLOGY