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We co-create impactful ventures from the ground up

We bring in a dedicated in-house team and leading product developers to transform your bold idea into a powerful company with the potential to make significant impact.

We have reinvented the startup journey, and we’re looking for the right founders to partner with.
If you have a tech-enabled startup idea that is ready to tackle a significant problem, then S3 is for you.


Over 6 months you will have

BUSINESS MODEL

A dedicated in-house team of experts who will plan and test your business model with you

INITIAL PRODUCT

Product designers and developers that build your first product with you

CUSTOMERS

The crucial ingredient needed for the success of your business

With unlimited access to Sheraa’s network of investors, partners, service providers and unique incentives, we will fuel your success together.

This is not an accelerator. S3 is a startup studio tailored to your specific needs, designed to help you build your product and maximize your impact.

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Limited SEATS Available

OUR INVESTMENT IN YOU

S3 follows a founder-friendly revenue share model that is equity-free.

$30,000

PRESEED FUNDING

  • We only get a return on our investment when you start getting paid
  • After your first year, you will be sharing 5% of your annual revenue until we hit 2x the investment
  • After you graduate from S3, you will have access to opportunities for follow-on investment from Sheraa's investment partners
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$100,000 WORTH OF SERVICES
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IS THIS FOR YOU?

Apply now if you believe in:

SOLVING A REAL PROBLEM
Do the world's most pressing problems keep you up at night? Rising temperatures got you down? Believe that the education system is fundamentally flawed? We want to solve that problem with you.
Being tech-enabled and scalable
Do you want to use technology to make your solution widely accessible and have significantly more impact? We want to do that with you.
Commitment and responsibility
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and focus on obsessively solving the problem you've identified? So are we.
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FROM IDEA TO IMPACT YOUR JOURNEY

  • The application form is designed to get an insight into both your idea and you as a founder, through questions aimed to assess your potential and submission of a short video pitch.

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with our team to get to know you further. Slots are limited, so send in your application today!

    You can take a look at our Startup Toolkit for guidance.

    The last step before starting your S3 journey is pitching to our investment committee.

    Application Process

  • S3 Phase 1: Validation

    This is where the fun begins.
    8 WEEKS

    The first 8 weeks are focused on building a strong business foundation for your startup. Tapping into our startup-building playbook, we work together to rapidly validate your idea, stress-test all assumptions and establish your startup’s core mission.

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    At the end of this phase, you pitch to our investment committee to secure seed funding.

  • S3 Phase 2: Build

    Now we have a powerful concept that fits the market, what’s next?
    12 WEEKS

    In 12 weeks, we’ll scope, build and iterate your MVP for you, using leading product development methods. You’ll be working with our official product development partners and our in-house team to get your product market-ready.

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    With your shiny new product, we’ll attract your first customers, and generate the crucial initial traction needed for the success of your business.

  • S3 Phase 3: Launch

    It’s time to move, fast.
    4 WEEKS

    For the next 4 weeks, we will crunch and analyze your startup’s data for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    We’ll work together to optimize your product’s performance in the market and set its trajectory to scale.

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MEET SOME OF OUR MENTORS

YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A GLOBAL NETWORK OF FOUNDERS,
INVESTORS AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS

  • WALID MANSOUR

    Equity Partner, Board & CI Member, MEVP
  • MARIA PAULA

    Chief Innovation Officer MENA, EY
  • ISSA AGHABI

    Founder & Managing Partner, Access Bridge Ventures
  • SONIA WEYMULLER

    Founding Partner, VentureSouq
  • RABEA ATAYA

    Founder & CEO, Bayt.com
  • NATALIE SLEIMAN

    Partner, Stanton Chase
  • MAJED HALAWI

    Vice-President of Growth, Pure Harvest
  • DR. CHRISTIANE SCHLODERER

    CEO, Growth Partners
  • ABDALLAH ALHADIDI

    Business Strategy & Innovation Consultant, Sharjah Asset Management
  • CHRISTIAN PEVERELLI

    Co-Founder, WeAreNoCode
  • ROBERTO CROCI

    Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups ME
  • LEE MCMAHON

    Founder & CEO, Clara

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