in5, an enabling platform that nurtures a growing community of students, creative entrepreneurs and professionals across the tech, media and design industries, together with start-ups from its community, will have a strong presence at this year’s STEP Conference running from 13 – 14 February, 2019. The platform will be hosting several one-on-one sessions in various topics, led by industry experts and will focus on the needs of start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The main topics of the sessions will comprise of financial, business and investment advisory, IP related legal matters, innovative design and cloud services, business strategy and planning, financial modelling, digital marketing and problem-solving skills as well as software development.
Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City which hosts STEP and is home to in5 Tech, commented: “in5 Tech adds a unique dimension to our philosophy, which is to create communities of like-minded businesses and individuals where we foster collaboration and drive business. As mentioned by International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde earlier this week at the World Government Summit, supporting and enabling SMEs is a key component of any inclusive growth agenda, and through our efforts at in5 and STEP we are doing just that, supporting the success of Dubai and the wider region.”
in5 members exhibiting at this year’s STEP Conference include Arcab, a mobility platform; Digital Interactive Middle East, a review tracking application; Stylar, an app bringing together fashion and AI; Weltou, a wellness hub; and Task Spotting, a micro- influencer marketing platform.
Students, professionals and budding entrepreneurs will be able to find out more about in5’s key offerings including business set up, access to state-of-the-art facilities at three innovation centres, mentorship for students and professionals, workshops and access to investors.
in5’s three specialised innovation centres, embedded in Dubai Internet City, Dubai Design District and Dubai Production City, enable innovation and empower creatives, ranging from programmers and film makers, to digital and media content creators, over to product and fashion designers.
Members not only benefit from communities and facilities catering to their field of expertise, but enjoy access to all centres across in5, allowing them to draw inspiration from other pools of knowledge and a diverse community of creative minds.
In addition to the one-on-one sessions, visitors will be encouraged to participate in interactive Podcast sessions by AMAEYA FM, the UAE’s first independent podcast network.