Khalifa Fund launches 'Access to Experts' through its Abu Dhabi SME hub platform

To enhance the performance of entrepreneurs' businesses

  • Abu Dhabi entrepreneurs will gain direct access to industry experts for advice and help on a variety of business-related subject matters

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Abu Dhabi SME Hub, a Khalifa Fund initiative, has launched the ‘Access to Experts’ program, which will allow entrepreneurs to connect with leading industry mentors via the digital platform. Through the ‘Access to Experts’ program, entrepreneurs will have access to a list of experts across three main themes: access to the Abu Dhabi market; business expertise, including design thinking, investment readiness, legal, tax and financial advisory; and industry expertise across F&B, retail, agriculture, financial technology and artificial intelligence.

Entrepreneurs will be able to send their questions to the experts through a live-link on the Abu Dhabi SME Hub, which will then be answered by the relevant expert and shared directly with the entrepreneur. The answers will then be published on the Hub to ensure these recommendations are accessible to a wider audience. The entrepreneurs will also be able to request one-on-one meetings with experts, for short advisory sessions.

HE Rashed Al Blooshi, Vice Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development stated: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of ‘Access to Experts’ on the Abu Dhabi SME Hub digital platform. At Khalifa Fund we’re constantly identifying innovative new ways to provide entrepreneurs with access to resources and knowledge that will empower them on their entrepreneurial journey.”

His Excellency added: “We’ve created a live-link that gives entrepreneurs direct access to some of the brightest minds in their respective fields. I thoroughly look forward to seeing the positive outcomes and working closely with our selected experts.”

His Excellency also expressed his hopes that this quality initiative will contribute to supporting the business environment in Abu Dhabi, and expressed his anticipation to seeing the positive outcomes, while confirming to continue onboarding new experts to cover the business spectrum.

The Abu Dhabi SME Hub has invited industry leaders from among the top organizations and institutions in the UAE to contribute to the program, including: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), ICLO, Emirates Angels, Stratecis, InnovaMENA, M S Accounting and Tax Consultancy, and many more.

The Abu Dhabi SME Hub will progressively onboard new experts for the ‘Access to Experts’ initiative, to cover the business spectrum comprehensively, and offer tailored support to local entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs can explore the Access to Experts program here: 

Experts and professionals interested in joining the platform can get in touch here: 


About Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was established in 2007, by the virtue of the Law 14 of 2005 and its amendments, in the implementation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Khalifa Fund works as an independent, not-for-profit economic development agency of the Government of Abu Dhabi for the development and support of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Fund helps to develop local enterprises in Abu Dhabi through instilling and enriching an investment culture amongst UAE nationals. The Fund also seeks to support and develop SMEs in the Emirate.

Khalifa Fund was founded in 2007 with a total capital of AED 300 million, which gradually increased in 2008 to AED 1 billion, in order to meet the growing demand for the Fund’s services. In 2011, the Fund’s total capital was increased to AED 2 billion, and the Fund covered all of the UAE through a network of branches.

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