Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council (ADBWC), which operates under the Abu Dhabi Chamber, has joined forces with Flat6Labs, the foremost early-stage venture capital firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Together, they are launching a boot camp program aimed at empowering ADBWC members and strengthening their entrepreneurial abilities.
The program, which extended over three days, supported 20 startups launched by female entrepreneurs by offering multiple services and incentives, including training and coaching sessions led by industry experts and assigning specialized mentors to each startup.
It also featured a variety of sessions, workshops, and guest speakers to ensure that all participants gained valuable knowledge and skills.
The program covered a range of key topics, which are key for accelerating businesses and driving their growth. These include design thinking, marketing strategy and branding, financial modeling and basics, pitch deck development, pitch deck refinement, and the startup pitch with the selection committee.
Ms. Asma Al Fahim, Chairwoman of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, stated that, “We are pleased with the success of the boot camp program, launched in collaboration with our partners at Flat6Labs. At the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, we are committed to launching and taking part in initiatives aimed at upskilling female entrepreneurs and raising their competitiveness in the market. Businesswomen are key contributors to driving economic growth in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We will continue to empower them by fostering an environment that promotes entrepreneurship, providing access to resources and networks, and offering tailored support programs.”
The program comes following an MoU, which was signed earlier this year between the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council and Flat6Labs.
The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between the two parties to support and enable women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, fulfill their aspirations, and contribute to the growth of Abu Dhabi’s economy.