The Entrepreneurial Nation is a call to all dreamers, entrepreneurs and unicorns to
SkillUp, StartUp UAE, and ScaleUp in the UAE

A One-Stop-Shop platform that unifies the UAE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and brings together public and private sector entities to support entrepreneurs and SME development

This is a new milestone in the UAE's efforts to develop its entrepreneurial ecosystem, through which we aim to enhance the country's position as a global hub for entrepreneurship.

HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri
HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri Cabinet Member & UAE Minister of Economy The Entrepreneurial Nation opening speech

Vision

Nation where your entrepreneurial dream becomes a reality.

Mission

Creating strong partnerships between the public and private sectors, bound by a unified vision towards a progressive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Entrepreneurial Nation, an initiative by The UAE Ministry of Economy that facilitates growth of UAE-based enterprises and their global expansion. It also enables leading foreign companies to seek and land business opportunities within the UAE and larger region.

Our objectives are achieved through strong partnership between the public and private sectors, bound by a unified vision towards a progressive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Key Highlights

Offers & Tools

Tools and exclusive offers helping entrepreneurs improve productivity and performance through reduced cost

Tools and exclusive offers helping entrepreneurs improve productivity and performance through reduced cost

Bespoke Programs

Tailor made programs and challenges for selected companies offering special value add opportunities and benefits

Bespoke Programs

Tailor made programs and challenges for selected companies offering special value add opportunities and benefits

Ecosystem Insights

Directory of UAE ecosystem stakeholders and market insights providing enterprises with information and connections

Ecosystem Insights

Directory of UAE ecosystem stakeholders and market insights providing enterprises with information and connections

Objectives

Growth

Enable growth of 8,000
UAE-based SMEs

UAE

Make the UAE home
to 20 unicorns by 2030

Growth

Attract foreign
direct investment

Impact

40+

Public private partnerships & programs

800+

SMEs joined the program

5,000+

Members

AED19.5M

In value delivered

Partners

AWS
APS
Cisco
Foodics
FUND
Emtiyaz
elite agro
astrolabs
Huawei
KBIZ
Join Talent
Pure Harvest
33 Voices
StartUp India
Flat6Labs
ADIO
Latvia
DET
Google
UPS
Facebook
MIT
EDB
HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri
HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri Cabinet Member & UAE Minister of Economy The Entrepreneurial Nation opening speech

In cooperation with its partners, the Ministry of Economy is providing all the necessary tools and expertise to fuel the growth of SMEs, empower entrepreneurs in the UAE and abroad, and remove all obstacles hindering their further expansion and global reach.

Core Values

 

DARING

 

Knows that risk taking is the catalyst for change and the path to success. Is brave and persistent.

CREATIVE

 

A free spirit with no limits. Does not have a job description and is not limited by the rules. Knows that innovation happens outside the crowd.

RESILIENT

 

Understands what it takes to realize a dream. Is not shaken by the fear of failure. Keeps moving forward. Always bounces back.