Hub71 and GetFundedAfrica, New partnership to expand market reach of Abu Dhabi and Africa based technology startups
Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, has launched an expansive partnership with GetFundedAfrica, a tech-enabled marketplace that matches startups, investors (VCs & Angels), corporations and government to support the growth of tech startups.
Announced during GITEX Global 2022 in Dubai, the new cross-border program aims to provide a soft-landing for Hub71 startups seeking to expand into Africa, and for startups in the continent seeking to penetrate the UAE and the Middle East region from Abu Dhabi.
From receiving local company setup assistance to licensing and bank account opening, startups will gain support from both Hub71 and GetFundedAfrica with introductions to potential customers and investors through their respective networks of corporate partners and investment funds.
Hub71 shares a mission with GetFundedAfrica to nurture the growth of high potential startups by building a vast ecosystem to help ease the journey for founders to successfully close funding rounds and expand into new markets to scale disruptive businesses.
“This new partnership facilitates cross-border investments, enables access to competitive and highly skilled talent, and brings new opportunities in untapped markets that are at the advent of technological transformation,” remarked Badr Al-Olama, Acting CEO, Hub71.
“The partnership with Hub71 helps African companies become global players leveraging a global ecosystem developed in Abu Dhabi. Partnerships like this pave the way for long-term growth in our mutual economies,” commented Debo Omololu, CEO & Co-Founder of GetFundedAfrica.