AstroLabs Virtual Entrepreneurship Center for Universities

Introducing the AstroLabs Virtual Entrepreneurship Center for universities, a customized suite of startup support programming, broadcast online live to guide your students along their entrepreneurial journeys.

Online Startup Incubators and Accelerators for Universities

The AstroLabs Virtual Entrepreneurship Center provides your university with a fully customized set of online startup programming, broadcast live to your students. Augment your distance learning offering with practical startup bootcamps and hands-on incubators/accelerators. Our unique approach to running programs is fully interactive and designed for universities, extending the impact of your on-campus innovation centers.

We have worked with the top universities in the region to power their startup support programming over the last six years. Learn more about how you can launch results-driven entrepreneurship programs for your students in partnership with AstroLabs, all delivered remotely.

Fully Interactive

We design every program for maximum participant engagement. Participants keep their cameras on recreating a single physical environment, virtually “raise their hands” to ask questions, and participate in a live chat stream with our instructors. Virtual breakout rooms facilitate collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.

Equivalent Content

We cover the same material as our proven in-person programs, optimized for an online experience. Participants leave our virtual entrepreneurship programs with the same outcomes as traditional programs.

Borderless Learning

Entrepreneurs from across geographies can come together to form startup teams and our pool of expert instructors and mentors are truly global, bringing participants the best of what the world has to offer.

Practical Exercises

Entrepreneurs engage in hands-on exercises, led by our instructors in real-time, throughout the duration of the programs. Our technology platforms help us recreate the in-person team experience virtually.

Our Programs

AstroLabs Online LIVE
Programs for Universities

AstroLabs are pioneers in the online LIVE format in the region and have years of experience and expertise in powering entrepreneurship programming at top universities such as the Higher Colleges of Technology, NYU Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University, and KAUST. We have built an expertise in helping university students experientially learn startup fundamentals and in supporting them as they form their own ventures.

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.

Awareness Sessions (1 day)

Large-scale broadcast events to raise awareness among the student body about entrepreneurship as a career path, including inspirational talks by local, regional and international startup founders who have been in their shoes.

Idea-to-Startup Bootcamps (1 week)

Students come with an idea and learn firsthand the fundamentals of startup design, including market sizing, customer validation, digital acquisition, forming an effective team, and pitching.

Incubators (8 weeks)

Hands-on support for serious teams who have attended a startup bootcamp that are ready to dedicate 2+ months to building their product and testing their assumptions.

Accelerators (10 weeks)

Flagship programs that take the most advanced teams with an existing product through a high-touch program, covering dozens of topics with constant support from expert mentors along the way. Concludes with a demo day in front of investors for feedback and support.

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

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.

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.




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