ADGM TECH START-UP LICENCE

As part of its commitment to enable entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi, ADGM introduced the Tech Start-up Licence and the Entrepreneurship Support Programme in an effort to provide start-ups with the tools and knowledge needed to expedite their growth.

The licence allows entrepreneurs to set up in the UAE with a highly cost-effective licence and without the need for a physical office. Start-ups can hit the ground running while connecting with ADGM’s business community and partners. As an independent jurisdiction with its own civil and commercial laws, ADGM applies the internationally recognised English common law, providing entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders with the right business structures that will meet international standards.

LICENCE BENEFITS

The licence offers a host of benefits including:

  • An independent jurisdiction with an internationally recognised English common law framework
  • Full operational commercial licence
  • Highly cost effective annual licence fee of $700
  • An option to obtain up to 4 employee visas
  • No physical office space requirement
  • Access to the Entrepreneurship Support Programme
  • Access to local and international experts

In addition to the above benefits, the licence provides access to our Entrepreneurship Support Programme, developed in partnership with our key local and international partners and aimed at equipping entrepreneurs with the skills and resources needed to succeed and scale their start-ups.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Technology-focused start-ups with the potential to scale regionally
  • Product/market fit that supports sustainable economic development
  • Tech start-ups aligned with the UAE National Innovation Priority Sectors, click here to learn more about these sectors
  • Local, regional and international start-ups

REGISTRATION PROCESS

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HOW TO APPLY

Download and review our TOOLKIT and FAQS for full details on how to apply. If your application is successful, you will receive an email with the next steps for completing your application.

CONTACT US

For enquiries on setting up your Tech Start-Up email us at techstartup@adgm.com

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FAQs

To download FAQs document, click here.