Tech Startup

Join a thriving ecosystem and gain access to a vibrant tech community

Gain access to a strong regional economy and be a part of a vibrant tech ecosystem, Hub71, based in ADGM.

Through Hub71, global startups can gain access to capital, market opportunities, longer-term visas and a highly skilled talent pool.

ADGM offers competitive tech startup licences that enables entrepreneurs to grow and rapidly scale their businesses within an award-winning, internationally recognised, progressive regulatory framework.

Abu Dhabi is an ideal launch pad for tech startups

Innovation strategy

Through economic accelerator programmes like Ghadan 21, the government has further renewed its commitment to supporting innovation, committing AED 1 billion to helping startups and entrepreneurs in Abu Dhabi build a technology-enabled future.

Multi-billion Dirham commitment

The AED 50 billion (US$13.6bn) Ghadan 21 programme is accelerating Abu Dhabi’s development as a place where businesses, innovative ideas, and diverse people can not only grow, but also thrive.

Entrepreneurial community

ADGM is home to Hub71, UAE’s thriving tech ecosystem and vibrant community of global entrepreneurs, VCs and accelerators.

Home to global players

Already a well-established business hub, Abu Dhabi is represented by some of the largest companies in the world, across the breadth of the private sector.

Access to markets

Abu Dhabi’s unrivalled global connectivity is the nexus of three continents. Eighty per cent of the world’s population is reachable within an eight-hour flight from Abu Dhabi which makes it the ideal location to expand your business regionally.

Exceptional standard of living

Abu Dhabi is home to over 200 nationalities and offers an exceptional standard of living for all. With outstanding facilities, parks, health care and schools, Abu Dhabi is the ideal environment for you and your family and helps you attract the best talent from around the world.

Why choose ADGM as a hub for your tech startup

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Cost effective

ADGM's Tech Startup Licence is incentivised for up three years.
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3-year and 5-year visas

3 Visas for every dedicated desk space. 5 year Business Visas are also available for Entrepreneurs through Hub71.
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Sector agnostic

The ADGM Tech Startup Licence is sector agnostic, available to all tech startups.
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Full ecosystem

Through the technology ecosystem Hub71 and ADGM’s innovation cluster, startups can benefits from a strong network of government entities, corporates, funders and leading industry partners.
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Access to investors

ADGM features a growing community of venture capital firms, banks, financiers and investors to provide capital for your company's growth.
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Rule of law

A strong rule of law through the direct application of English common law, strong judiciary, speed of judgment facilitated by world's first e-courts, seat of arbitration, and a strong system of enforceability of judgments.

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