Powering University Entrepreneurship Programs

Building Digital Capabilities for the Future

Practical Entrepreneurship Programs Designed for Universities

AstroLabs partners with the region’s top universities to power their in-house entrepreneurship programs, ranging from running short-format startup bootcamps to designing and deploying full scale incubators and accelerators.

  • Full solution for university entrepreneurship programs including curriculum development, practitioner instructors, interactive sessions, assessments, and certifications
  • Unique set of expert instructors with local experience building startups
  • Experience working with top university programs in MENA

AstroLabs Programs

Idea to Market Bootcamps

IP Commercialization Programs

Incubation Programs

Accelerators

Custom-designed Formats

Module Topics Include

  • Understanding the real market need being addressed
  • Defining a sustainable business model
  • Estimating the size of addressable market
  • Identifying and approaching early customers
  • Marketing tools and techniques at scale
  • Funding: Raising investment vs. bootstrapping
  • Pitching best practices

Student Testimonials

Knowledge Partners

AstroLabs offers a range of certificate-granting programs issued by our knowledge partners such as Google and the KHDA.

AstroLabs is partnered with Google for Startups and offers multiple Google certificate-granting programs in digital marketing.

AstroLabs is a KHDA-certiiied training institute in the UAE and licensed business incubator in Saudi Arabia. Active training across the MENA region since 2013, AstroLabs is the leading local expert in running practical entrepreneurship programs within an academic environment.

Partner Universities

Khalifa University, UAE

The Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC) at Khalifa University is a full-suite support center for students and faculty interested in launching research-based ventures. AstroLabs partnered with KIC to run a specialized IP commercialization program with selected startups to assist them in taking their ideas to market.

Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

AstroLabs has partnered with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the UAE’s largest university system, to run startup bootcamps and design a new startup incubation program for ventures founded by students.

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

startAD is full stack entrepreneurial experience based out of NYU Abu Dhabi, helping the entrepreneurship ecosystem through education initiatives and the creation of startups.

From the inception of startAD,  AstroLabs worked closely with the program’s leadership team to design and deliver digital and business literacy workshops, as well as fully develop and run their Startup Bootcamp. Courses developed and delivered by AstroLabs at startAD include: Digital Marketing, Business Model Generation, Web & Mobile Development, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and Startup Pitching.

Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Wadi Makkah, located at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, is an innovation center, accelerator and venture capital organization that seeks to cultivate entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia.

AstroLabs has worked with the leadership team at Wadi Makkah to design and deploy hands-on workshops and mentorship at their center in Makkah. Courses and mentorship programs that were developed & delivered by AstroLabs for Wadi Makkah startups include: Digital Marketing, B2B Strategies, Product Development, and Startup Scaling Best Practices.

KAUST, Saudi Arabia

The KAUST Entrepreneurship Center assists the university’s scientist and student community to spin out their innovations into viable ventures. AstroLabs worked with KAUST to run “idea to market” training programs for their incubated startups.

"AstroLabs programs gave confidence to our learners, without which they would have been unlikely to take the next step of starting their businesses."
Robyn Brazzil
StartAD Program at NYUAD

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