The Arab Youth Center announces its “Arab Youth Startup Marketplace”

  • The first annual event of its kind that brings together Arab youth startups and investors on one platform
  • To be held in October this year to showcase startups under the theme of creative economy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Arab Youth Center has announced organizing the “Arab Youth Startup Marketplace” (AYSM), a unique annual event that sheds light on creative Arab youth startups. As part of the Center’s initiatives, the AYSM will establish a platform aimed at enhancing engagement between young entrepreneurs and investors from across the Arab world, creating an ecosystem that nurtures business leadership in creative industries, and promotes knowledge exchange that results in business growth and prosperity.

The AYSM is scheduled to take place in October this year, highlighting startups within sectors of the creative economy. Startups owned by Arab youth will be invited to participate and present their creative projects to investors and interested businesses to generate as many deals as possible across various sectors including technology, media, education, health, research and innovation and many more.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed commented: “We are immensely proud of the capabilities and energy of Arab youth which considerably contribute to developing a sustainable and renewable economy for the region. Arab youth are eager to lead their own future and they are indispensable to our efforts of building a brighter future for the Arab world in all fields. They represent the largest group in Arab communities and so, it is imperative for us to work with them to build a system that enables them to lead. We must adopt their ideas and support their growth in order to build an economy based on creativity and knowledge. Such an economy will greatly contribute to, and positively impact, the GDP of Arab countries, create new job opportunities for Arab youth, and develop innovative ways to manage businesses. The Arab Youth Center offers youth an opportunity to share their success, celebrate their achievements and connect with investors alongside public and private sector entities which play a role in supporting and boosting growth of their businesses.” Exciting partnerships will be announced soon.

A number of Arab ambassadors, business professionals and investors from various creative economy sectors will attend the event to support and invest in Arab youth startups.

Startups and investors can register to attend the AYSM through the following link:

About Arab Youth Center:

The Arab Youth Center was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs at the 2017 World Government Summit. The Center works on initiatives lead by Arab Youth, with the aim of expanding opportunities for youth to contribute to National efforts of Sustainable Development. This is because the youth are the largest group in Arab communities and their energy solidifies belief in the future of the region. The Center develops an annual calendar of events and publishes studies and reports about Arab youth. It also specializes in organizing forums and events dedicated to Arab youth around the world.