TURN8 round 4 has started! As always, we scouted for startups all around the globe and we brought the best startup ideas and teams to Dubai to our acceleration program TURN8.
The TURN8 acceleration program is unfamiliar to the new teams, and they may not know what is expected from them at each stage. So to help them understand we always have an orientation meeting at the start of each new round.
What happens at the orientation?
TURN8 teams introduce themselves and give a small pitch about their startup. For round 4, we have ten startups from seven countries!
Vukašin Vukoje and Dušan Zdravković from team Keex.
Francis Obirikorang and Michael Ocansey from team Swappaholics.
Giorgi Laliashvili and Zviad Sichinava from team NextMart.
Konstantin Velickovic and Zorana Lazarevic from team Good Game Network.
Next, Mohamed Hamdy, TURN8 managing director, provides an introduction about TURN8 and gives them a quick walk through the entire program including phases and gate reviews they have to pass (Design, Prototype, Launch, Deliverables). Teams that succeed in passing all these milestones are invited to pitch to investors on Demo Day to secure further investment and continue to build their dream startup.
Mohamed Hamdy, TURN8 Managing Director
In addition, Hamdy briefly explains to the teams how the mentorship program works, which is laid out to match our startups with knowledgeable and dedicated mentors to coach them throughout the entire program. He also tells the teams about the series of training we provide. Each workshop is prepared for the teams to cover the areas and topics most important to startups including business model design, corporate structure, digital marketing and many others.
We also make sure that our teams participate in relevant events that could be of benefit to them, such as pitching competitions, exhibitions and any other events that are important for startups.
TURN8 management and employees are all about helping our accelerated startups achieve unconventional success and amaze the world with their ideas and creations. We invite you to follow their progress on this blog, as well as our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Google+
If you are interested in applying for TURN8,