New Venture Accelerator Dubai has been started by Manoj to encourage startups in Dubai, UAE.
The economy of Dubai has been buffeted by a few global trends.
Trying to reinvent the existing economic pillars, primarily driven by entrepreneurs of yore, will require them to change their mindsets and mental models. This is a task. It is a lot easier to complement the pillars of Dubai’s economy with a new vertical, entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship, domestic and imported, can possibly be a driver of growth.
Without waiting for the policy imperatives to evolve, Accelerator is a New Venture Acceleration program that offers new startups and existing overseas startups wanting to come to Dubai an opportunity to engage in ‘customer discovery – how well the product fits the market’ and ‘market validation – the economics of the potential business.’The New Venture Accelerator program is created and managed by Dr. Manoj Nakra.
It is also the objective of New Venture Accelerator Dubai to operate and manage a new venture competition to populate and enable the pipeline of new ventures from around the world.
Manoj has over forty years of work experience and has led organizations for the last twenty years. He became CEO of The Waterbase Ltd. in 1990, a company he listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. He was until recently Chief Strategy Officer for Apparel, a retail company in Dubai (2013-2018). He was Executive Director of Dubai SME, a Government organization that catalyzes entrepreneurship (2005-2013). Manoj is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Delhi, an MBA from IIM, Bangalore, and a Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, USA. Visit to know more