startAD is an Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator steering seed-stage technology startups to launch, develop, and scale their ventures. Anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by
Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi government-owned company, the accelerator equips startups to pilot solutions with industry leaders, while enabling corporates to innovate with startups
disrupting their core businesses.
startAD has the unique domain expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to develop startups with a focus on hardware and AI, as well as other solutions in priority industries including
aviation, energy, sustainability, construction, and security. Enrolled startups benefit from startAD’s extensive range of programs and a global network of investors, mentors, and
experts, in addition to access to startAD’s seed fund for local startups. Since startAD’s launch in 2016, participating startups have raised $50 million in investment, secured over 50 pilot projects, generated over $15 million in revenue, and created more than 250 jobs worldwide.