Accelerator

Overview Of
Intelak Accelerator

A comprehensive and immersive programme that understands the needs of late stage start-ups.

Intelak Accelerator

The region’s only eight week accelerator programme that takes viable business solutions to the next level by offering start-ups growth and scaling opportunities, along with intimate access to principle partner mentoring, investors, an alumni and networking platform. The selected start-ups will have the opportunity to develop city-wide implementation of their business solutions and exclusive visibility and pitching opportunities at GITEX Future Stars – the region’s premier technology event.

Why Should You Apply

  1. One

    Virtual programme allows maximum agility and facilitates global participation

  2. Two

    Capitalise on the interconnectedness of the global aviation and tourism industry whilst using Dubai as the proof-of-concept platform for your start-up

  3. Three

    Leverage a digital alumni network of past participants for additional support, collaboration and potential business opportunities

  4. Four

    Gain curated access to Intelak’s Investor Breakfasts, Founder Summits, Industry Panels and Legal and Licensing Clinics to grow your start-up in Dubai

  5. Five

    Prime exhibition space and pitch opportunity at GITEX Future Stars.

Who Should Apply

  1. You have an innovative tech solution in the aviation, travel or tourism space that meets one of Intelak’s challenges

  2. Your business is a growth stage start-up or scale-up

  3. You are looking to expand into Dubai and implement your product or service in the city, or you are looking to have Dubai as one of your proof of concept cities

  4. Your product or service is favourable for the business environment in Dubai from a technical and legal standpoint

  5. Your business has at least 2 full time team members

Intelak Accelerator
Challenge Statements

Safe Travel in a Post-COVID World

Intelak Accelerator’s challenges consider how to enhance the health, safety, convenience and well-being of travellers to Dubai through seamless travel experiences to make visitors feel more inspired, safe and supported.

  • Shopping Experience

    What enhancements to the shopping experience can be made for visitors in Dubai through in-destination marketing utilising real-time location-based offers and discounts?

  • Contactless Touchpoints

    How can an inclusive, seamless and connected traveller journey be created by leveraging digital or contactless technologies?

  • A City For Everyone

    How can travel be reimagined to improve the end-to-end Dubai experience for People of Determination and senior citizens to be more inclusive, exciting and inspiring?

  • AI Travel Assistant / Personalisation

    How can an AI travel assistant enhance the overall traveller experience prior to arrival in the destination and/or be carried throughout a visitor’s stay – allowing for maximum exposure to all destination offerings?

  • Gamification

    What gamification technologies can be utilised throughout a visitor’s stay in the city to enhance customer engagement and loyalty?

Programme offering:

  1. Access to work alongside our principle partners

  2. Discounts, tools and deals to support you to launch your solution in Dubai

  3. The opportunity to pitch on stage at GITEX Future Stars, part of GITEX Technology Week

  4. The opportunity to strategically position your start-up in a thriving aviation and tourism hub regardless of location

When to Apply By

  1. Submissions open for cohort 4

  2. Submissions close for cohort 4

  3. Selected semi-finalists attend an online interview with our management team.

  4. Selected finalists will attend an online interview with the Intelak board.

  5. Announcement of the top 10 finalist for cohort 4.

  6. 2 months online workshops and mentoring with Intelak principle and key partners for the top 10 finalists commences.

  7. Physical showcase & demo day in Dubai

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Overview

Which application you looking to submit for?

Pitch deck to include but not limited to the following:
- Business overview
- Business plan with financials
- Forecasts and growth plan
- Credentials

Which challenge are you applying for?

Market Landscape

Competitive Landscape

Commercial Model

Funding

How much funding have you raised so far? Please specify in USD

Team

Legal

Additional Information
How did you hear about the programme?

Has your company participated in any other incubator or accelerator programme?

Is there anyone from your leadership currently working at the Emirates Group , Dubai Tourism, Microsoft, Accenture or any of our partners or is there any other conflict of interest you might want to share?

If shortlisted for an interview, will a member of your leadership team be able to pitch remotely to our management and board members from 16 - 21 September 2020?

If selected to participate in the programme, will 1-2 members of your leadership team be able to commit to attending digital workshops and mentoring from 4 October to 30 November 2020 and then be in Dubai from 2 to 10 December for GITEX Future Stars?

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