Abu Dhabi's startAD launches GCC's first conscious investor fellowship

Venture capitalists, family office funds, angel investors and institutional investors are invited to register

Image used for illustrative purpose. Skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi.

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Abu Dhabi’s state-owned accelerator, startAD, has launched the region’s first conscious investor fellowship to provide training for investing in impact-driven technology start-ups.

Conscious investment is a growing global force that has been accelerated by the ongoing impact of the global pandemic. The initiative is aimed at bridging a gap in resources and supporting new investors.

The virtual fellowship will take place over six weeks, starting from October 7 and will be awarded to 25 investors, who will be mentored and trained by industry experts.

GCC-based venture capitalists, family office funds, angel investors, and institutional investors have been invited to register before September 30.

The fellowship has been launched by startAD, based at NYU Abu Dhabi in partnership with Tamkeen; VentureSouq; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa); and Hub71.

It will cover conscious investment strategies, startup diligence, valuations, impact measurement, portfolio management, and global trends in the impact space.

Elective classes with a specific focus on health-tech, ed-tech, environmental tech and agri-tech will also be offered.

(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Seban Scaria)


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