DET unveils the ‘The Co-Kitchen’, the first kitchen incubator of the Dubai Business Incubator Network

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  • The Co-Kitchen provides start-ups with various advantages, such as a low-cost entry through shared kitchens according to flexible times and specialised consultations to assist with the launch of food projects.
  • Further reinforces Dubai’s position as a global gastronomy hub
  • Abdul Baset Al Janahi: “An innovative initiative that enriches the Dubai Business Incubator Network, expands its sectors and supports the growth of start-ups and home businesses in the F&B sector.”
  • The emirate is home to more than 13,000 F&B outlets, including cafés and local and international restaurants and fine dining destinations.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Dubai SME), one of the agencies of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), has accredited ‘The Co-Kitchen’ as the first kitchen incubator under the umbrella of the Dubai Business Incubator Network (DBIN), with the support of the Hamdan Innovation Incubator (HI2). The Co-Kitchen aligns with DET’s efforts to further reinforce Dubai’s position as a leading centre for creators and innovators, as well as a global gastronomy hub, as envisioned by Dubai’s visionary leadership to make it the premier global destination to visit, live and work in.

The Co-Kitchen business incubator presents a new opportunity for F&B start-ups, related home businesses, and investors to expand in this sector, experiment with their new ideas, and access a wide network of accredited incubators and business accelerators in Dubai to benefit from the emirate’s entrepreneurial support system and training and mentoring services.

The Co-Kitchen provides entrepreneurs and start-ups with many advantages, including a low-cost platform to launch their projects without the need for huge investments, a flexible exit strategy, great community support via access to suppliers and entrepreneurs to benefit and achieve their growth, access to shared kitchens with flexible timings, and comprehensive consultations addressing everything from the production stage and business strategy to marketing and sales. Before its launch, the incubator attracted five start-up projects, representing a positive indication of the volume of demand that it anticipates across the various stages of development.