In a world where challenges and opportunities coexist, Sheraa, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, stands as a beacon of hope, belief, and empowerment. Sheraa’s vision is centered around the boundless potential of humanity and its capacity to drive positive change. With an unwavering commitment to fostering a generation of entrepreneurs, Sheraa is on a mission to shape a better future for our societies and beyond.
Cultivating a Culture of Experimentation and Critical Thought
Sheraa believes that to unlock the full potential of human innovation, a culture of experimentation and critical thinking must be nurtured. Through its diverse programs and initiatives, Sheraa provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge necessary to convert their ideas into reality. By encouraging bold ideas and calculated risks, Sheraa empowers entrepreneurs to embrace challenges and find innovative solutions to complex problems.
Building a Globally-Connected Sheraa Ecosystem
Sheraa recognizes that the power of entrepreneurship transcends borders. By actively engaging with the global entrepreneurship community, Sheraa aims to create a strong, interconnected ecosystem that supports collaboration and knowledge-sharing. This approach not only enriches the experience of participating entrepreneurs but also positions Sharjah as a vibrant startup hub, attracting talent and investment from around the world.
Transforming Waste Management for a Sustainable Future
One of Sheraa’s flagship initiatives focuses on transforming waste management, an urgent challenge in today’s world. The program targets on-site waste treatment and segregation, specifically addressing food waste in industries such as airlines, hotels, and food processors. By implementing effective waste management solutions and empowering communities, Sheraa aims to create waste-free environments in cities, promoting sustainability and ecological preservation.
Access Sharjah Challenge: Unlocking the Door to a Sustainable Future
One of Sheraa’s flagship programs, the Access Sharjah Challenge, is designed to empower startups working towards a sustainable future. The program provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with key decision-makers, win commercial deals, and access incentives that can help their startups scale in the UAE. As the world gravitates towards a greener economy, Sharjah’s commitment to sustainability presents an ideal environment for startups with innovative solutions to thrive.
Tailored for Impact
The Access Sharjah Challenge is specifically tailored for startups that aspire to make a significant impact in the sustainable industry. By participating in the program, entrepreneurs gain access to exclusive commercial deals, incentives, and a chance to connect with key stakeholders in the Sharjah market. In just three weeks, participants receive guidance, resources, and valuable connections, setting them on the path to success in the UAE.
Who Should Apply?
Sheraa invites startups with innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and the waste management focus area to participate in their programs. Additionally, startups with a proven track record of collaborating with corporate organizations on pilots or commercial ventures are encouraged to apply. To ensure scalability, Sheraa looks for startups that have secured series A or B funding and have a capable team to drive growth. Customizable function-ready products with a commitment to operate in Sharjah are given preference, along with startups that have the potential to make a lasting impact on creating a sustainable future. You can apply to participate on their website.
The 6-Month Equity-Free Program: Build, Optimize & Amplify
Selected startups are provided with a bespoke 6-month equity-free program that caters to their specific needs. The program is designed to accelerate their go-to-market strategy, ensuring they connect with the right customers and partners for business growth. Additionally, startups benefit from specialized support and guidance on fundraising, investor introductions, and meetings.
Building Confidence and Accessing Resources
Sheraa ensures that entrepreneurs build their products with confidence by providing access to tech credits from regional and global service providers, advanced masterclasses, talent acquisition opportunities, and 1:1 mentorship from industry Experts-in-Residence. To facilitate seamless operations, startups can avail discounted licensing packages and utilize Sheraa HQ’s co-working space. They also gain access to a wide range of professional services within Sheraa’s extensive network.
Sheraa’s unwavering belief in human potential and commitment to empowering entrepreneurs sets it apart as a catalyst for positive change. By nurturing a culture of experimentation, building a globally-connected ecosystem, and addressing critical challenges like waste management, Sheraa is shaping a brighter, more sustainable future for all. With a tailored 6-month program and a wealth of resources and opportunities, Sheraa stands as a guiding light for aspiring entrepreneurs, equipping them to thrive in an ever-evolving world. Together, they are transforming the landscape of entrepreneurship, one startup at a time.
July 31, 2023