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Access Sharjah launched to support start-ups by SHERAA

Sheraa aims to cultivate this pipeline of future changemakers by fostering a culture of experimentation and critical thought.

It also engages with others in the entrepreneurship community to build a strong and globally-connected ecosystem. And position Sharjah as a vibrant startup hub.

Sheraa has redefined entrepreneurship in the UAE. Their aim is to empower and support new entrepreneurs.

Launched in January 2016, Sheraa is a platform that supports entrepreneurs. Since its inception, Sheraa has built a community of over 10,000 entrepreneurs and “ecosystem players”. Validated over 300 ideas through the Idea Lab and grown more than 70 start-ups through its programmes.

In addition, Sheraa start-ups have generated over $19 million (around Dh69.78 million) in revenue and raised over $14 million (Dh51.42 million) in investment.

Sheraa partners with SPC Free Zone and Emirates Publishers Association for programme

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) has signed a deal with Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone) and Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) to launch ‘Access Sharjah‘ .

A programme to support innovative start-ups from around the world venturing into the publishing and digital content sector.

It comes as part of Sheraa’s mission to support entrepreneurs and start-ups in the publishing and digital content sectors, and in celebration of the ‘Sharjah World Book Capital 2019’ title.

Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa, said: The programme is based on the long-term strategic development vision of Sharjah to boost its human capital, build a strong knowledge base and create opportunities in the emirate for start-ups from all over the world.”

‘Access Sharjah’ will assist start-ups to connect with stakeholders and potential clients. By leveraging Sheraa’s partnership with SPC Free Zone and EPA to tap into the resources of the two entities that have “a long-standing history in supporting the publishing sector”.