The Ma’an Social Incubator (MSI) is a social impact incubator in Abu Dhabi that is devoted to encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to develop solutions to social, cultural, or environmental challenges. Twice a year, MSI will host 10 promising teams and provide them with the resources and support they need in order to grow and thrive.
Team will be offered investments and a stipend, learning and development, mentorship, and networking opportunities. It is a unique chance for budding entrepreneurs to develop their innovative ideas for social impact into a social enterprise or not-for-profit association.
The 4th cycle of incubation is aiming to incubate concepts of social enterprises and not for profit associations to tackle arising environment concerns and encourage innovative and sustainable solutions to be implemented in Abu Dhabi.
There is a general growing dissent regarding the overuse of natural resources to the point of erosion.
MSI aims to tackle primarily habits and practices via increasing awareness, changing mindset, informing policy changes to contribute to the reductions in overall carbon foot print as well as contributions to a healthy and sustainable economy.
Ma’an Incubation team will review all submitted and relevant applications against structured scoring criteria.
30 startups will be shortlisted and invited to the Pitch Day. All applicants will be informed of their results.
3. Pitch Day
Eligible teams will be invited to pitch before an expert Judging Committee.
10 startups will be selected to join the cohort. All teams will be informed of their results.
The 10 teams will join the incubator program and receive funding and undergo compulsory attendance to class-led intensive learning sessions to develop their MVPs.
· 18 years and above
· Startup/Scaleup stage (product/market fit achieved)
· Open to all nationalities – UAE and international
· Based in Abu Dhabi or willing to relocate for the program
· Full-fledged team & business model validated
Investors & donors networking
Access to Mentors
Workspace and Facilities
Technical Skills Workshop
Soft Skills Workshops
Theme Related Workshops