Powering University Entrepreneurship Programs​

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.

Now offering all of our university programming delivered online live to students through our virtual entrepreneurship center, enhancing their distance learning experience.

Why us?

Tailored Programs

Full solution for university entrepreneurship programs including curriculum development, practitioner instructors, interactive sessions, assessments, and certifications

Practitioner Instructors

Unique set of expert instructors with local experience building startups, drawing from our extensive network of startup founders across the region

Experienced Partner

Experience working with top university programs in MENA such as the Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE) and KAUST (Saudi Arabia)


Our programs

Tailored to your students’ needs

Awareness Sessions

Large format short programs for the broader student body to raise their awareness about the entrepreneurial path and inspire them to start their own ventures

Idea-to-Startup Bootcamps

Students bring their ideas to these 3-5 day programs to learn the fundamentals of startup validation, market sizing, marketing, and pitching

Startup Incubators

Typically lasting two months, these intensive programs select the best ideas from the bootcamps and support the teams through to creating a viable business

Accelerator Programs

Advanced startup support programs, tailored to students that already have a venture running, and that would like support from a team of experts to scale up

IP Commercialization Programs

Designed for research students and faculty with deep technical knowledge, but a gap in understanding on how to commercialize their patents or ideas


Online Delivery

AstroLabs Virtual Entrepreneurship Center for Universities

The AstroLabs Virtual Entrepreneurship Center is designed to amplify the impact of physical business incubation centers on campus, providing your students with an alternative, flexible channel online to learn about startups and get hands-on support launching their own businesses.

The AstroLabs Virtual Entrepreneurship Center programs dovetail perfectly with distance learning, providing another layer of depth to the university curriculum when students cannot be in class. Our remote programs ensure that important entrepreneurship development KPIs such as new businesses formed and IP commercialized can be achieved even during these periods.

Our programs are fully interactive experiences, broadcast live, and designed to create the same outcomes as in-person trainings. We have assembled a global team of expert mentors and practitioner instructors to deliver the various programs. AstroLabs customizes each university program based on their needs, anchored in four core tracks: awareness sessions, idea-to-startup bootcamps, incubators, and accelerators.

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Inside Our Programs

Sample Training Modules

Validating the real market need
Defining a sustainable business model
Estimating the size of addressable market

Identifying + acquiring early customers

Marketing tools and techniques at scale
Funding: Raising investment vs. bootstrapping
Building a high performance team

unit economics

financial models
Setting metrics
and KPIs
Legal workshop: IP + company formation

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-certified 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.

AstroLabs Academy University Clients

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.

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.

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