STARTUPS

Raise early stage venture capital or seed funding to start your business or to scale up your operation by showcasing top-end revenue and growth potential of your startup business.

Global minds will join AIM Startup's 3-day conference which is scheduled to take place from the 24th to 26th March, 2020. Thought leaders and industry titans will share their expertise and insights on current trends and future technologies in an interactive setting.

Participants will be given access to attend 2 world-class pre-conference workshops on the 23rd March, 2020. Professional coaching sessions will be conducted by industry leaders from across the world.

AIM Grand Opening Ceremony is a prelude to knowledge-based activities over the duration of three days where speakers will share expert knowledge on selected topics and participants can nurture old network and or build a new one.

Local and international exhibitors feature their industry projects and services aimed at achieving economic growth for their country and region. The AIM 2020 Exhibition will feature countries, smart city solution providers, start-up companies aiming for global operations, SMEs seeking operational expansion, feasible projects for portfolio investors, and investment opportunities within the Belt and Road Initiative.

A shortlist of startups will be eligible to pitch their business projects to a panel of judges who are experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology, and business management. Winning startups will receive cash prizes, gain the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts, and maximise the potential to attract funding for their business.

A series of roadshows in partnership with startup incubators will be staged to discover startups with huge potential to expand and to penetrate the market with confidence.

High-level meetings between and among government officials, and with the private sector will be held in a secured environment.

A celebratory and festive event attended by thousands of guests and delegates who also maximise the opportunity to network and promote their investment agenda. The evening will also hold the Investment Awards and Investor Awards for their excellence in the promotion of sustainable investments.

A strategic networking lunch for senior high-level government representatives, top-tier officials from the private sector, renowned individuals from the academia, and social luminaries. This allows participants to meet, network, and build business relations.

Participants can continue expanding their network during sponsored breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or can simply reconnect with old contacts in a very relaxed and casual environment.

Meetings will be arranged for all participating startups with interested and relevant parties, such as investors, potential business partners, cooperates and government representatives.

Startups will be honoured at AIM for their innovative business model and brilliant application of technology for their business. This provides a unique opportunity for startup awardees to be recognised further by AIM global investors

Rapport-building activities- Fun Run, AIM World Cup, Dubai Opera, and Culture and Heritage Attractions, will be held prior to the event proper to create a spirit of camaraderie among participants and appreciation of other culture and tradition.

AIM 2020 PILLARS

An established platform where countries, cities and municipalities attract higher inflow of FDI by featuring investment destinations at their locations.

A competitive opportunity for SMEs to advance their entrepreneurial agenda by attracting sustainable investments.

A reliable platform for smart city solution providers to attract viable investments on disruptive technology.

An efficient platform for countries, business enterprises, and organisations to improve their capital account position through portfolio investments.

A side event that aims to link GCC investors to opportunities within Belt and Road Initiative.