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Here's more information on our Accelerator program.

Deadline to apply to the next Accelerator cohort is February 4th

The Sheraa Accelerator Program helps early stage, high-growth startups scale their business through intensive workshops and mentorship.

No Equity
We do not take equity in the startups, though we do provide grant funding of up to $50k to select teams.

We connect our startups to our deep network of governmental entities and private sector organizations for potential tie-ups and contracts.

We deliver best-in-class mentorship and advisory services through a panel of in-house and external industry experts.

We are located at the American University of Sharjah, and are thus able to provide startups with access to high-potential talent as well as world-class professors.

Our program ends with a demo day, that allows startups to pitch to leading venture capital investors from across the region.

Criteria to Apply
– tech-enabled
– scaleable
– 6+ months of sales or user traction
– established, or willing to establish, in the UAE


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Meet the mentors

Tarek Fouad

Sameer Sortur

Scott Gillespie

Kia Davis

Petar Stojanov

Paul Boots

Partha Srinivasan

Shainoor Khoja

Tarig Al Sheikh


Yousef Al Barqawi