DIFC Launchpad is a new initiative aimed at attracting the best minds from entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world to Dubai by providing them with all the necessary support to develop, test and launch new start-ups, scale-ups and corporate ventures on an unprecedented scale.
The effort builds upon DIFC’s unique ecosystem to foster collaboration and co-creation between venture studios, corporations, entrepreneurs, investors and academic partners from around the world.
As a key part of DIFC’s strategy to catalyze new job creation and economic development in the financial services industry, DIFC Launchpad expects to support the launch of more than 200 new ventures of which over 100 will be scale-ups that collectively will create over 8,000 new jobs and attract over AED 2 billion in venture capital.
We have created the world’s first venture building platform to advance the ubiquitous finance ecosystem by unblocking an “unfair advantage” for corporate innovation, catalyst and co-founder studios through:
Simplifying non-core tasks of venture building for studios
Enabling connectivity and access to experts, markets and regulations
Accelerating setup, operation and scaling of studios and their ventures
Studio Launchpad services directly add to studio performance and venture building success
Access Global Talent
Leverage one of the most progressive immigration policies in the world to attract global talent
Access technologies provided by some of the world’s leading innovators
Use the world’s largest living lab for ubiquitous finance to validate concepts in live environments
Be at the center of innovation happening in the world’s fastest growing UbiFi ecosystem