Regional hub for entrepreneurs reflects on past two years, hosts celebration
The Cribb incubator is celebrating two years of contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai. Founded in September 2013 by Innovation 360, a leading innovation consultancy in Dubai, The Cribb offers a place for local entrepreneurs and start-up teams to work, hold meetings, attend events, and meet influential business leaders and investors from around the world.
In the past two years, the Cribb has hosted 60+ companies including some familiar names such as pixelbug, Melltoo, Presella, Loadme.ae, Trip Advisor, Cleartrip, Interns.me and KinTrans. It has hosted four previous rounds of DP World’s TURN8 Seed Accelerator, and is currently hosting the fifth set of teams in the program.
The facility has also held more than 80 corporate trainings, plus nearly 90 startup events including TechCrunch Pitch Off, Seedstars World Dubai, AngelHack Dubai, MIT Pan Arab, Startup Grind, and others.
The Cribb has partnered with many organizations who share a commitment to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai — STEP Conference, Global App Summit, Carpool Arabia, Startup Corner, Upwork, Nabbesh, IT Park Kazan, Microsoft, Blackberry, Amazon, and Fenox Venture Capital, which worked with Innovation 360 to develop a US$100mn investment fund with 25% of the fund going to Middle East start-ups.
Kamal Hassan, founder of and President of Innovation 360, said, “It is exciting and encouraging to see how the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai is growing. We are very pleased to be part of that effort, and to continue to grow our own offerings in support of regional entrepreneurs and visiting start-ups from around the world.”
“The Cribb has been a great base for us,” said Julia Boullemier, Regional Director at Profusion, a data science consultancy that rents space at The Cribb. “The Cribb is very convenient with good facilities that are essential for us to work effectively. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help. For a smaller start-up we immediately felt like part of a bigger team.”
To celebrate its second anniversary, The Cribb is hosting a celebration on October 3, 2105. Current Cribb members, mentors and partners are in invited to participate, and the event is open to the public. For details and to RSVP, go to https://thecribb2anniversary.eventbrite.com.