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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.
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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, drawing from our extensive network of startup founders across the region
Experience working with top university programs in MENA such as the Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE) and KAUST (Saudi Arabia)
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
Students bring their ideas to these 3-5 day programs to learn the fundamentals of startup validation, market sizing, marketing, and pitching
Typically lasting two months, these intensive programs select the best ideas from the bootcamps and support the teams through to creating a viable business
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
Designed for research students and faculty with deep technical knowledge, but a gap in understanding on how to commercialize their patents or ideas
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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“It’s the best program I joined in my whole life, and I mean it. The boot camp is the best program for people who want to start up a business. The mentors are fantastic. I will be thankful for them whole life”
“The passion each of your team had, made it one of my best experience i had. It had a lot of information, useful ideas and all I needed to actually start”
“Practical part, useful info, learned what pitching is and how to develop yourself and what to focus on when starting a business”
“Interactive sessions with valid information about starting up, step by step”
“It was an amazing experience, i learned a lot of things regarding business and how to run one”
“It was a great experience and we learned a lot from the information and experience of the members of AstroLabs”
“3 days full of important information and high weighted program”
“Was very effective and help me develop my skills and thinking as a real company”
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.
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.
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.
startAD is full stack entrepreneurial experience based out of NYU Abu Dhabi, helping the entrepreneurship ecosystem through education initiatives and the creation of startups.
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 conducted two entrepreneurship Bootcamps at the Higher Colleges of Technology Dubai Men’s campus, introducing the participants to the world of entrepreneurship and equipping them with the right resources to take their idea to the next level. The sessions and discussions covered the foundations of customer discovery and validation, product market fit, business model, market sizing, customer acquisition, sales and business development, team building, fundraising and pitching.”
“AstroLabs conducted an IP commercialization program taking incubatee high-tech startups of the Khalifa Innovation Center through tactical trainings to enable commercialization of their products and to build early traction. AstroLabs conducted 24 sessions spread across 16 weeks which were a mix of instructor led facilitation and hands on practical exercises to train 18 18 entrepreneurs from 8 Emirati founded startups.”
“StartAD is a full stack entrepreneurial experience based out of NYU Abu Dhabi, helping the entrepreneurship ecosystem through education initiatives and the creation of startups. In the initial phases of startAD, AstroLabs worked closely with the program’s leadership team to design and deliver Digital & Business Literacy Workshops, as well as fully develop and run their startup Bootcamp. Courses developed and delivered included; Digital Marketing, Business Model Generation, Web & Mobile Development, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and startup Pitching.”
“The AstroLabs team engaged with Wadi Makkah throughout the year to fly experts into Saudi Arabia for training programs as well as invite the top startup founders to Dubai where they took part in individualized sessions to address their specific needs. Programs included hands-on workshops and expert mentorship at their center in Makkah focusing on the areas of digital marketing, B2B sales strategies, product management, and startup scaling best practices. We also assisted the startups through 1:1 mentorship, customized training, and go-to-market support.”
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