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Enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has officially launched its ‘Level Up’ project, helping entrepreneurs, SMEs and startups, seize new opportunities that will stabilise, strengthen and scale up their business. The tailor-made programme will focus on elevating priority sectors in Abu Dhabi, by accelerating the development of home-grown ventures, creating sector jobs and driving forward UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy.

Starting with agriculture, ‘Level Up’ will be implemented in consecutive stages, each lasting between 2 and 4.5 months providing the most effective tools and resources, the programme aims to equip up to 10 successful SMEs and startups with high-quality and specialist support to sustain the growth of their business. Complete with bespoke learning, networking events, group training and mentor sessions, participants will connect with industry specialists, potential investors, buyers and partners, to help reinvent their business model and take their worthy ideas to the next level.

Through ‘Level Up’, Khalifa Fund is enabling more small businesses to make bigger contributions towards post-pandemic economic revival, bridging the gap between early-stage entrepreneurs and more established companies, to enable the exchange of expertise and attract further investment. As a key enabler of the programme and in line with the UAE’s 2071 vision, Khalifa Fund is actively committed to helping fulfil the nation’s needs and instil a culture of positive change for SMEs and startups, with sustainable development for future generations.

As the world moves to a greener future, Khalifa Fund is guiding entrepreneurs, SMEs and startups in taking further steps towards climate action with practical advice and more sustainable growth strategies. The aim is to encourage businesses to curb emissions and become better positioned in adapting to environmental risks, thereby increasing their business resilience and competitiveness globally.