Want to reach greater heights in the startup world but don’t know how? For a startup, the opportunity to get mentored and professionally trained by globally renowned names from the entrepreneurial ecosystem is like a free ticket to the top. In addition to this, if they also get access to a world-wide network of experts and specialists, that’s a bonus.
These are just two of the several reasons why you should apply for Krypto Labs’ Drone Innovation Startup Contest (DISC) 2018. The global contest is an initiative by the Abu Dhabi-based incubator to recognise top innovators who are redefining the aerial mobility space and pushing the boundaries.
Speaking during the launch of the programme, Dr Saleh Al Hashemi, Managing Director of Krypto Labs, said: “From our state-of-the art hub in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, we are turning ground-breaking concepts into successful, scalable companies. As a homegrown entrepreneurial ecosystem, we look forward to being a significant enabler for innovation in the UAE and beyond. So DISC 2018 is the logical step for us at Krypto Labs, and it stands as the ideal platform for unearthing the best minds in the drone technology and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) sector.”
Krypto Labs, a well-known name on the global incubator and co-working space circuit, has a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking early stage startups. With DISC 2018, they aim to discover and nurture innovative ideas involving the usage of drones and UAVs for aerial photography, transportation and logistics, disaster management, search and rescue operations, terrestrial mapping, building management, law enforcement surveillance, and weather forecasting.
Once the application process is completed, the Krypto Labs team will shortlist five finalists and invite them to pitch to an expert jury at the finale that will take place at Abu Dhabi on May 6, 2018. A panel consisting of industry experts, prominent innovators, and business leaders will decide the winner.
DISC 2018 has plenty to offer startups in terms of mentorship and investment. The five finalists will get access to Krypto Labs’ incubator services and a round trip for up to two members from their home country to Abu Dhabi. They will also get an opportunity to network with experts from across the world, which will help increase their startup’s global visibility. The icing on the cake is an investment of up to $500,000 in the winning startup, along with exclusive mentorship and training from globally renowned entrepreneurial experts. This will enable them to get access to insights and information from mentors that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise.
Now that you know what’s in store for you, don’t miss the chance to be a part of this amazing programme.