Intelak Accelerator

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 principal partner mentoring, investors, and alumni and networking platform. The selected start-ups will have the opportunity to develop a city-wide implementation of their business solutions and exclusive visibility and pitching opportunities at Expo 2020 & GITEX Future Stars – the region’s premier technology event.

Why Should You Apply

  1. The virtual programme allows maximum agility and facilitates global participation.

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

  4. 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. Prime exhibition space and pitch opportunity at Expo 2020 and 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

If you are building an innovative solution to solve one of the below challenges, apply now to work alongside us to scale your solution!

Operational Excellence


How might we empower customer facing personnel with relevant and easy to understand information, so that they can delight the visitors in Dubai with contextual and actionable information?

Applications are closed

Cookieless Technologies


The world of digital advertising is bracing for the ‘death of the cookie’ in 2022. The travel trade industry is multi-layered, with 100s of touchpoints and handovers along the user journey – from search engines to publishers, DMO websites, OTAs, hotels and more. Travel industry marketing relies on third-party cookies and, while some ‘post-cookie’ solutions have been proposed, none of them presents a clear solution for travel advertisers in a post-cookie world. How can travel advertisers deal with this disruption?

Applications Closed

Commercial Innovation

How might we ensure that onboard meal quality conforms to the standards of a high-quality culinary experience for the visitors coming to or leaving Dubai so that they start/end their Dubai experience on a high note?

Applications are closed

Customer Experience


How can we create inspirational, highly customised travel experiences and leverage that personalisation to enhance acquisition, loyalty and increase consumers travel confidence?

Applications are closed



How might we encourage and incentivise the eco-conscious traveler so that we contribute to initiatives such as Dubai CAN?. How might we introduce new innovative and digital solutions that will drive environmental practices in the tourism industry?

Applications are closed

Carbon Reductions


How can we apply technology to assist the hospitality sector in decreasing its carbon emissions consumption? This can be within electricity, water, waste, diesel, petrol or any scope of emissions which can be tackled effectively?

Applications Closed

Wild Card


How might we contribute to the enhancements of the Dubai’s visitor experience?

Applications are closed

Programme Offering

  1. Access to work alongside our principal partners.

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

  3. The opportunity to pitch on stage at Expo 2020 & 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.

Programme Timeline

  1. Application Opens

  2. Programme Commence

  3. Announcement of the top 10 finalists

  1. Shortlist Interview Week

  2. Applications Closed

  3. Demo Day

Applications Are Closed