AstroLabs Academy Testimonials
We try our best to always deliver practical real world training that can be put into practice right away! Read below what some of our students & past participants have to say about our workshops.
Great atmosphere, awesome mentors, open environment where every entrepreneur was sharing and learning. Highly recommended for startups!
The session covered the essential information required to understand fundraising for a start-up. Including an investor as a guest speaker also helped to provide a different perspective on the process. Without doubt this is the best foundation for start-ups currently available in the UAE.
As a person new to marketing, the AstroLabs course I took gave me a very valuable insight into online marketing. It goes well beyond what you can learn by yourself.
The instructors at Astrolabs are very knowledgeable and helpful, which is a great addition to the friendly environment that Astrolabs provide
A great engaging and learning experience, no matter what scale you are at!
Loved the AstroLabs training class on Facebook Ads. Highly recommend their classes to gain a quick practical perspective on key areas of interest to help grow your business. Thanks, AstroLabs!
Great learning opportunity and loved the real-case examples!
Another great workshop by AstroLabs. Having an industry leader involved, giving real insight and prepared to answer all questions openly made it a hands-on and very beneficial workshop. Thank you.
This class shone very clear light on a specific topic that is so fundamental in digital marketing and it was done very professionally, with patience and with clear knowledge of the subject. Thank you!
It was really a re-energizing experience for me. Sometimes you can feel really alone and weighed down — talking to you guys and the rest of the group was uplifting in and of itself — let alone the great info and experience that we are literally today implementing.
I did not only have fun but really benefited from such an outside perspective of my business. The sharing of knowledge among the participants was invaluable and the weekend was full of passion and energy. This is what we need as entrepreneurs to realize that we are not the only one facing challenges. We learned within three days what would have taken me months to figure out on my own.
AstroLabs provides the best experience and exposure of whatever skills and knowledge you need in the market. It has become the unofficial tech hub of Dubai attracting and serving anyone looking for knowledge or skills.
The course is very very useful, a must for those coming into the digital world with no related background of studies. The team has a very high level of integrity they really want to make sure you understand and learn!
The best training I ever had. It makes the hole that you have to pass after your first 100 transactions not dark anymore. Thank you guys
I recommend that everyone should try the Digital Marketing course!
Will come back for more workshops!
I had so much fun, met great entrepreneurs and learned a lot from sharing experiences and best practices at AstroLabs, wonderful 3 days full of passion and energy to help startups focus on the important things that we might forget in the daily operations.
I really liked the interaction and real life examples!
It was A really good learning experience with AstroLabs
The course was intense but so beneficial! The tutor was easy to talk to and extremely patient. The atmosphere was friendly and not intimidating. Would definitely sign up to other courses from AstroLabs!
It was great experience, I recommend every one who wants to become smarter and improve their CV to learn from AstroLabs!
AstroLabs is a very friendly and inspiring environment!
It’s a great place to have hands on exposure to various Google tools from the right industry experts and at the same time focusing on theory. The training is intense but worth the time and effort!
AstroLabs is an amazing place to learn and connect. It is the perfect organic starting point for any startup in the UAE.
A practical and relevant workshop series that helped me get Google certified in Analytics & AdWords!
AstroLabs has an amazing environment if you are looking for positivity, and if you want to be successful, AstroLabs is the right place for you! I’m loving it! Looking forward to be a part of this place! It’s my favorite so far.
I had an awesome day at the Web site building workshop! Really glad to meet so many other self-starters in the region.
Great mentors and a great team, AstroLabs Academy empowers entrepreneurs to shape the digital markets in the Arab world.
If you plan to scale your business sometime soon, and you need a concise but meaningful map for the key issues you need to think about, this is the program you should participate in!
Don’t learn the hard way to scale your online business, Go To AstroLabs!
An energizing weekend with lots of relevant content and information imperative for any entrepreneur looking to grow their business.
AstroLabs is a wealth of knowledge and provides excellent support to startups in the digital space.
A fantastic, well-paced crash course and intro to pitching VCs. I felt inspired and motivated to go home and rework my pitch literally right after the first session. Tarik does a great job of giving spot-on advice on the content of your pitch, practical tips for your presentation itself and an inside peek into VCs’ thought process and evaluation criteria.
A very insightful lecture with an added practical element to ensure that we were hands on with the information! Would recommend to everyone!
Google Analytics is a powerful tool to track user behavior for a startup. The course really helped in simplifying the process.
I really enjoyed the Google Analytics class held by AstroLabs; it was a great experience & great way to connect with other like-minded people!
The AstroLabs instructor was a pro and one of the best presenters I’ve seen. It’s always a privilege to learn from the best! Definitely worth your time and money.
A great class if you want to get more out of Google Analytics, and get a solid understanding of this powerful tool.
A ‘must attend’ course for entrepreneurs. The guys ooze enthusiasm, integrity and a great passion for genuinely creating a movement in the region.
It’s satisfying to realize that I can now design full websites with just a few hours spent typing on a keyboard.
Actually implemented a real life marketing strategy that has been taught and inshAllah will again go over the notes and see which strategy to implement next
The course opened up the whole world of digital media, giving insights into how each channel is leveraged to the optimum. The best part was that there were execution strategies as well, with application of theoretical knowledge at the same time. Learning made simpler and relevant.
It was great the way that the instructors deal with the students.
Astrolabs Digital Marketing course covered all the topics I wanted to learn from strategies, SEO, web experience, usability and social media. I went to get the basics and best practices from all sorts of marketing spheres and apply it not only to our own business and but also other businesses.
It proved to be the best choice I’ve made of gaining great knowledge in the industry.
The Best thing was providing three specialized Trainers/Speakers from different background and experiences in Online Marketing.
The best thing about the workshop has to be the practical application of the concepts and techniques. Creating analytics and adwords accounts gave me a real time experience of how these tools actually work. Otherwise the theory would just remain conceptual, but now I will find it much easier to apply them on my business. And also the fact that the mentors are approachable post the class which gives me a feeling of security that if I get stuck, I will receive help! (The mentors have already helped me in 2 situations)
AstroLabs has forged a course that comprehensively enlightens about all aspects of Digital Media (Techniques & Management) …very useful for marketeers, business owners/managers, sales executives, and even digital enthusiasts. Their choice of teachers and curriculum is impeccable and indicates they’re a brewing giant around the corner.
Every concept was explained theoretically and then was shown practically which is the best way to explain any concept.
I absolutely love how this workshop has delivered every aspect of Digital Marketing by highlighting the practical use of it.
It was very informative it was also great in terms of sharing case studies and best practices.
The team at Astrolabs have thoroughly acquired the best skill and knowledge on Digital Marketing. The structure of the course, industry knowledge and their commitment truly helped me lay a strong foundation on the subject. Two words – Professionalism redefined!
Digital marketing changes quickly so you have to stay updated and catch up with the latest trends and technology. Workshop experiences at Astrolabs are quite useful and will definitely keep you informed and updated.
The best thing is the balance between real case studies with real brands, and the practical exercises.
I enjoyed the workshop, it was interactive and fun, with very interesting topics. I also think that the trainers were very friendly and well qualified.
Astrolabs have provided a very good course programme to help deep dive into some of those more complex issues surrounding digital marketing.
The Customer Lifetime Value session was particularly useful; it was clear that the person presenting really knew the topic well, and had lived it.
AstroLabs provided an excellent Social media & digital marketing learning experience. The eight classroom sessions are far more interactive and hands on than any online courses for better understating the concepts and grasping the various topics. The course was conducted by experienced staff and experts in various faculties and they were all very helpful and patient with the participants.
Great sessions from great people!
Very helpful and focused! Highly recommend crash workshop for every startup.
Whether you have a startup company or a single project really ‘Scaling Online Startups’ workshop is amazing & helpful for you, Don’t miss it at all!
Coming from a non-technical background this workshop enlightened in so many areas and caused me to think of my startup in a whole new light.
The two days workshop gave me a great opportunity to do a healthy 360 degrees evaluation of our 3 years old startup. I never had the chance to reflect on things the way it happened in the SOS workshop. A highly recommended workshop.
Astrolabs SOS Workshop has helped me with my gray areas as an entrepreneur. It has helped to scale my knowledge to improve my business. Astrolabs was an amazing experience every entrepreneur should go through.
It’s nice to talk to someone who already went through the journey you’re about to take. You learn from their mistakes and the knowledge they got out of it and that’s what you get from the astrolabs program. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming!
It’s a great opportunity to get exposed to practical first-hand insights about scaling online businesses from Entrepreneurs with an amazing track record in the same field.
Great place for networking
I have learned a lot from such great speakers who have both knowledge and experiences. thank you Astrolabs.
The topics really helped and open my eyes to new ways of dealing with the challenges coming ahead and the challenges I’m facing right now. I would like to thank both guys Mohammed Makki and Louis lubbers and all of Astrolabs team.
This workshop was extremely useful. I learned things that I didn’t know about my own business. I found answers to problems I was experiencing and didn’t realize they would not be solved with conventional business solutions. I would definitely take more courses with Astrolabs.
It was an amazing 2 day course on scaling online business. It really re-open our eyes to things we missed at early stages in the development. AstroLabs is one of the best 2 days we attended in the MENA region.
AstroLabs helped startups like @NationsBazaar in thinking and aligning our strategies and internal organization and processes, to be proactive rather than reactive when unexpected or unplanned grow happen.
The best thing about this program is the rich information that you gain in deep at a one time with the best keys for you to continue. If you are in the way to scale, you should fight to attend one of those sessions. It is not kind of reading books and attending lectures, it is deep negotiating with experts about what is the best.
If you are looking for hands-on information to scale up your startup, this program will help you a lot. Hands-on to the extent where you can implement everything you learn during the program right away!
Was helpful to give me concrete action points for me and the team to take forward after the training
It was A great workshop I attented
Thanks to Astrolabs for advice and supporting my business to rescale it.
The AstroLabs ‘Scaling Online Startups’ workshop gives you the outlines to scale your business we call that in Saudi “ZUBAD” ^_^
Even if you know it all, the overall experience of connective learning will lead you to open your eyes to a detail that you missed.
Highly recommend the Google Analytics class, looks like a maze but all clear at the end. Everyone with a website should know and understand how to use analytics, whether managed in house or outsourced.
It was a great opportunity to discuss different use cases and exchange ideas, to meet people from different type of businesses but with common interest in SEO.
The seminar and training was exceptional and well conducted, hence a very valuable experience for me.
Very useful workshop, tutors were great. Learned a lot in one day.
Facebook advertising class gave me an insight into why should one consider & how to effectively use this platform for achieving business objectives. It mainly covered the fine technical points which one needs to consider before placing Facebook ads in order to gain effective results and this aspect was really helpful.
Great overview of google analytics
I learned a lot and am motivated to learn more on the subject as a result of it. Thanks!
Great class, covered all the essentials. Arrived knowing the basics, left with the tools to be an expert.
Even if you’ve done it all, this class is a comprehensive session of online marketing, which will educate as well as remind you of the tools available to enhance your Product & Service placements.
It was very useful
Knowledge with AstroLabs is an endless pursuit!
Highly recommended for social media strategists.
It was a great experience with amazing mentors and speakers. The experience goes beyond the classes themselves but go beyond to establishing solid relationship with the mentors and speakers who will always be there to help, once you hit rough grounds with your digital marketing work.
Taking the digital marketing course was one of the best careers moves I made. I feel equipped now to take my career to the next level.
Will come back for more workshops!
its a nice course that can put you on the track of social media
I had an amazing time
Thank you so much for bringing in such awesome subject matter expert.
The course is perfect for people who just don’t know how to get a website started correctly – like me.
Extremely well-organized lectures from experienced professionals. Also with a very friendly environment, I would recommended to anyone who is sincere about learning something useful. Must attend for serious learners.
Great workshop to learn more about Android app development for a startup about to launch its Android app!
After 2 days, I’m able to create an Android app with basic functionality. The workshop summarized Android Studio in really good and practical ways.
As we are now on verge of raising our next round of funding, Astrolabs’ fundraising for entrepreneurs couldn’t have come at a better time. The relevance and content that was covered in the class was very useful to us.
“””Creativity needs an incubator to grow-up in””.
I found AstroLabs representing the leadership of such an industry in UAE!
Loved the knowledge and experience brought to the classes which will add value to our start up….def recommended…
I’m really hyped to see this community grow and do great and fantastic things!
The folks know their stuff for sure!
Very informative class,
very useful for beginners and experts.
Intervention very friendly, where we can meet interesting people and share our experiences and progress all together. Very interactive.
I never expected to learn that much in a day, but I did.
Effective in nice surroundings
Extremely informative course for new digital marketers, specially the new age startups who have tight budgets. Gives you a bird’s eye view of everything that’s online today. Thanks Astrolabs for organizing the workshop.
If you’re an entrepreneur looking to pick up new skills and tricks, join AstroLabs Academy!
As always Astrolabs courses really focus on giving you direct value to your business, the little tips are awesome!
It’s great to be able to update and polish business and technical skills though Astrolabs. (my website: www.sendcheaper.com)
Excellent tutorials//Easy Method of teaching
Every budding entrepreneur should definitely sign-up for the Astrolabs workshop as it gives you more direction and helps you analyze your performance. Think of it as an investment in yourself.
The workshop how to create a webpage not only helped to get an insight but also to demystificate this process.
The class was worth 500 kms we crossed from Oman.
Fantastic introduction and overview of SEO, with actionable items that could be used straight away.
Great atmosphere for learning with talented people!
SEO class was a great addition to UB-COOL
If you haven’t been to the Astrolabs SEO course then you are already at a disadvantage to those of us who have. Insightful, engaging and practical; it lifts the lid on what could be the difference between the success or failure of your internet strategy.
To be able to learn from a seasoned SEO veteran and instructor in Europe and the MENA region, Naguib Toihiri, was truly a privilege. Before this AstroLabs Academy, I had so many questions about SEO that needed answers. But now, after discovering so much thanks to Naguib, I’m more confident about the technical aspects of online marketing and design and feel much more prepared to succeed when I face new digital opportunities and projects in 2016! Thanks again, AstroLabs.
Very informative session on Google SEO.
First training with Astrolabs and found it very impressive for the course content, trainer arranged, lunch and sitting arrangements. Certainly looking for more training from Astrolabs 🙂
A very insightful lecture with an added practical element to ensure that we were hands on with the information! Would recommend to everyone!
The course was informative and well-structured
The class gave a good overview of Google Analytics and the instructor was very helpful.
Ahmad is a very personable and down to earth instructor. Glad to see such friendly trainers in your team.
Highly recommend the Pitching Workshop. Practical pitching skills taught by an industry veteran who’s on your side and really wants you to succeed. Must attend before getting in front of VCs.
Mike did a great job managing a group with different levels and backgrounds. Well done.
Astrolabs is a wonderful place to gain valuable knowledge and network.
The Crafting a Social Media Strategy course was excellent – Highly informative and very interesting! I can’t wait to use my new knowledge and get Business Insight marketed through Social Media.
Excellent class. Extremely useful. Recommended for anyone working on social media.
Astrolabs is a huge inspiration to me, and I hope to give in the best of my contribution to seeing that it succeeds beyond limits, I want seasoned Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to come to Astrolabs and be Amazed!
Definitely the course was an eye-opener experience. The really special thing about it was the fact that it was all based on practical experience and learnings. That made it both valuable and usable. Cheers to the Astro team!!
Astrolabs is an amazing place to learn and connect. It is the perfect organic starting point for any start-up in the UAE.
Astrolabs Events are really down-to-earth practical for any start up. Well done.
Very beneficial class that teaches the ABC’s of Digital Marketing!
Astrolabs doesn’t merely enable technology entrepreneurship. It instills the youth with the entrepreneurial spirit. But more importantly, it gives them the right tools for the real world, and not empty aspirations or dreams.
Overall, It was all great experience, learning new stuff about Google’s tools *.*, mindblowing.
This class opened my eyes to the real tech world and its applications.
Very informative workshop, I recommend it to anyone willing to advance his knowledge about Online Marketing
Astrolabs is a haven for digital and tech savvy enthusiasts. If I want to master a new tool that helps me run my business, Astrolabs probably has a class on it.
I signed up for the course to get an insight to the mind of a VC and left with with that and the added value of learning where i need to improve improve myself and my company
A must attend course for all new startups!
A remarkable two day workshop that provided insight into how both global and local VCs think and how we should prepare ourselves and our business ideas/models to raise funding. They hit all the keynotes that are required for a magnificent crescendo and as an ex banker, now capital market advisor, I highly recommend them to be part of your journey as you build your empire.
A must for anyone with the entrepreneurial virus!
The SEO training was exactly what I needed. It covered a broad range of critical SEO areas and went deep enough to get real practical learning that I can take back to my website design immediately.
AstroLabs workshops are a great place to learn. Its fun, and active exchange of idea, from both sides. And the best part being, it’s all practical hands-on experience and less of theoretical concepts.
Great course to understand SEO in a well laid out classroom with a competent instructor. Recommend for anyone starting a business or in a new startup or similar activity. Great lunch provided as well with the course. Appreciate Naquib and his knowledge facilitated by astrolabs thanks!
Great insights on Google Adwords and SEO. Trainers are qualified, knowledgeable and approachable… Truly beneficial!!
The social media class was insanely insightful!
When the idea struck me, I was way too excited to get started. But eventually, it got way too overwhelming because I had no idea where to start. This course helped me understand where to prioritize and exactly what direction to take. So glad I took this course!
Excellent course presented well. The guys know their stuff and I took away some relevant learnings.
it was a good learning experience and I am happy that I attended!
Well planned session & quite good!
Astrolabs is the unique concept in the region providing informative classes and let talented people to work on the projects with low cost!
Not only was the topic relevant for me as a start-up founder, I appreciated that the teacher took time to address individual company/person’s unique questions!
Hussam and Jaihao are awesome at what they do!
The MVP Android Development class at AstroLabs was an amazing intro to the world of Android app making that has exposed me potential career goals.
Please provide more info on the upcoming classes!
Astrolabs is not just a professional startup hub, but also a hub for inspiration, growth and innovative approaches to new age economy.
I found the course very, very interesting and useful. It covered all bases and useful to identify where you need to develop your skills further. Thanks Astrolabs!
AstroLabs is a great institution for startups to set up business and for acquiring new skills with their professional material delivery and experiences instructors. Wishing for the stars.
Interactive class, was fun learning about Google analytics!
Friendly, Informative, Vibrant environment
Astrolabs offer a comprehensive and informative digital marketing programme which introduces you to the practicalities of the various on line marketing channels. I would recommend to anyone seeking a sound introduction and actionable insights.
Instructor experienced in his field and was able to answer questions. Great real-world examples, not just theoretical like in university courses..
Excellent session on digital marketing… simplified the entire concept for a newbee… great presentation, very well supported by real time cases studies….thanks
Very informative and well thoughtout class! Great for getting started in Digital Marketing!
Happy to be a part of Astrolabs!
Great opportunity for startups!
I love this kind of events put together by Astrolabs. The content is very useful and most important the networking opportunities are amazing!
AstroLabs is an invaluable weekend for startups to learn the best practices across marketing, analytics, team building and more. Smart investors will send their portfolio companies to attend.
The AstroLabs ‘Scaling Online Startups’ workshop was an intense, hands-on workshop that allowed me to consider various elements to improve my business operations. The high level of quality delivered by the presenters, experts, and hosts ensured that we were getting the best knowledge and experience to apply to our businesses.
Great course overall! Really enjoyed it, plus it taught me a lot! Thank you Astrolabs.
How important it was for the instructor to make us understand and how they would do anything to make sure we understood, they take their time, showed that these classes were not just about gaining money but truly cared about the knowledge being received
The way the content was delivered is indeed a strength for the course. Plenty of examples were provided throughout the course which made it very relevant.
It’s very informative and yes good for SEO!
It was great experience, i recommend every one who wants to become smarter and have a unique CV to learn from AstroLabs!
Astrolabs has been a wonderful experience. Learnt a lot of things, not only through the lectures but also through the discussions with the entrepreneurs. Thank you AstroLabs!
A great session conducted by AstroLabs about the digital newsletter. It also helped me to understand a bit of coding and tweaking templates of emails according to our preferences.
Great introduction to coding and how to build digital newsletters.
These courses are really beneficial to those that want to excel in the social media world.
The workshop of social media strategy was very informative, it’s highly recommended for all marketers.
The course is very very useful, a must for those coming into the digital world with no related background of studies, it will help you put things into perspective and feel more confident about those many grey areas of digital! the team has a very high level of integrity they really want to make sure you understand and learn! Great course!!
This program is essential for businesses that will soon take off or those, that are already established. It gives you the key points that you must concentrate on and teaches you to not be overwhelmed by failure. So, keep experimenting and you will learn a lot along the way.
It was a wonderful session to get the basics of SEO.A step towards Advanced SEO.
Astrolabs is a blessing for the entrepreneurship community as their workshops contain relevant and important information for tech-based startups.
Ahmad was great at presenting the course. Spoke with ease and fluency which was easy to understand.
Nice place, friendly people…Great place to learn and work on new ideas!
An amazing outlook into the realm of online scaling learnt everything I need to know in a span of 3 days from the top most influential people in the field, truly motivational, educational, and inspiring
AstroLabs is a fantastic initiative for any online start-up looking to scale and create value across all its streams. Louis and Muhammed have done a great job at putting together a valuable and thorough program. Very well done!
My first reaction after the workshop was to ask myself how to extend this initial weekend after you guys leave. It was truly a very intense learning experience that instantly increased the value I can bring to my start-ups by a few points, and opened the doors for more.
AstroLabs shakes young entrepreneurs and focuses their mindset through real experiences that you guys went through. You guys refocused my mindset on some important aspects that any startup should implement… Seriously it was an eye-opener!
You can spend your time reading about it on a book or blog, or maybe listening to a podcast or something OR you can cut to the chase & attend an AstroLabs session to acquire a whole-year-worth of self-research & experimentation.
A highly relevant program specifically targeted to the needs of scaling up startups. Would highly recommend it to budding or battle-hardened entrepreneurs. Oh, and best of all, you also get to meet great people!
AstroLabs is enabling entrepreneurs with necessary skills and knowledge to set up and scale their business model. This type of a learning platform for young entrepreneurs will definitely change the eCommerce space in the Middle East region.
A focused program with an experienced and awesome team built for startup founders in the scaling phase. So focused and exactly what we needed.
The workshop covered “all in one startup kit.” The modules are essential for any startup who is looking to grow their business.
I’ve had a weekend full of inspiring and knowledgeable people – not just Muhammed and Louis but also the guests they brought in and all the participants! The weekend has charged my batteries and I now have a clearer view on the ingredients for an action plan that will help my business and employees grow.
I really loved the whole experience of AstroLabs SOS workshop. It was pretty informal and laid back, it felt more like I’m hanging out with my (very experienced) friends. I’ve learned so many things that changed the way I think about e-Commerce and connected with more experienced people that will definitely help me along the way.
It’s nice to know that you aren’t alone out there and that other startups have faced and are facing the same growing pains – only now they are useful nuggets of experience!
I never thought that I’d be so impressed, fascinated and intrigued by the program like this! It really opened my eyes on many aspects and showed me the changes that I need to make. Amazing and professional instructors (who I never imagined exist in the Middle East!), and super motivating and cooperative teams. Thank you AstroLabs!
It is easy for a start-up to get lost with the multitude of initiatives, tools, and KPIs that exist. AstroLabs helped us prioritize what was important at each stage of the growth of our company!
I found AstroLabs SOS workshop very useful opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to scale their online businesses, to get tips and tools of the trade from successful entrepreneurs, and be inspired and motivated by the dynamic discussions that take place in the workshop with other entrepreneurs.
A great crash course that’s fundamental to startups if they want to take it to the next level.
After being completely engrossed in startup setup mode, this 3 day session was incredibly invigorating. It made me take a step back and evaluate my business, with the help of a few industry experts and my fellow entrepreneurs. It’s been a few days and I’ve been actioning all my “lessons learned” non-stop!
Astrolabs gave me a huge list of action items that we will work on. It helped us realize our strengths and pinpoint what we need to work on.
It was an experience that I will always recommend to all startups to go through. Starting with highly focused topics, to the circles of discussions. It opened my eyes on a very huge amount of metrics and KPIs that need to be implemented in the current stage of my startup.
I went to the AstoLabs Analytics class on Saturday at 10am & got Google certified by 8pm. Not a bad way to end the weekend.
A great class, that any E-commerce professional should attend!
This class gave me an excellent overview of the fundamentals of Google Analytics.
A great learning experience & I feel equipped with the necessary tools to grow Careem to the next level!
A great workshop that’s fundamental to startups if they want to take it to the next level.
A great learning experience if you are a novice at Google Analytics!
I took so much away from the Google Analytics course run by AstroLabs.