A global tech ecosystem located in the heart of Abu Dhabi

The Hub71 Incentive Program offers seed and emergent startups the opportunity to receive 50% or 100% subsidies on housing, health insurance and WeWork x Hub71 office space. Hub71’s mandate is to help startups from anywhere in the globe to accelerate their growth from Abu Dhabi to the world, through a global network and supportive community of founders, accelerators and investors.

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Our latest partnership with TechWadi will supercharge growth of dynamic Silicon Valley-based startups and provide a superior  platform for access to resources, proximity to key markets and customers, flexible regulatory environments, as well as quality of life.

TechWadi’s mission is to build meaningful connections and partnerships for entrepreneurs and investors across Silicon Valley and the MENA region through access to mentorships, talent, networks, and capital. 

Why Hub71?

Their Incentive Program Solves Many Pain Points

The Hub71 Incentive Program is a unique, equity-free program that offers startups either 50% or 100% subsidies in housing, health insurance and WeWork office space to accepted startups for up to three years.

Through ADGM, Hub71 offers startups an attractive business environment with 0% income tax, 0% corporation tax and 100% ownership. With three VCs located in its community, Hub71 also improves access to capital through its strategic partners – Mubadala, with its $250m MENA Tech Fund for startups and VCs; as well as through Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s (ADIO) Ventures Fund which supports the growth of Abu Dhabi-based startups and VCs.

Zero % Corporation Tax, Zero % Income Tax and 100% Ownership

Flexible and Transparent Regulatory Environment

Abu Dhabi is one of the easiest cities in the MENA region to do business, thanks to robust regulatory bodies that aim to enhance the startup environment such as Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), home to the second most active fintech sandbox, Reglab. Hub71 is also linked to many government regulators and policymakers.

8 hours from 80% of the world’s population

A strategically placed city like Abu Dhabi allows businesses to connect like never before. The perfect distance between East and West, its geographic position means that startups will have access to markets around the world, boosting their development further.

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The Hub71 Incentive Program

*Certain criteria must be met before applying for the program.

Startups that are accepted will receive subsidies for housing, office space and health insurance for all employees.


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Seed stage startups with 2-5 employees will receive a full 100% subsidy for two years.

Emergent stage startups with 6-25 employees will receive a 50% subsidy for up to three years’ which is worth up to AED3 million dirhams ($800,000).

Strong Global Partners to Support Your Growth

From free resources to workshops, mentorship to a proof of concept, and the opportunity to partner; accessing the UAE Market has never been easier, with partners like Hub71 and TechWadi.

Hub71 is built on partnerships and will connect your business to a variety of prominent partners that will help startups flourish globally.

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Peter Yared, CEO and founder of InCountry: “The Middle East region has quickly become our top market and we are fortunate to have received such tremendous support from our partners in the region. Our philosophy of respecting each country’s data residency regulations and sovereignty, while enabling companies to adopt the latest cloud software, has really resonated in the Middle East. I’m pleased to establish our regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 to take advantage of its holistic tech ecosystem – providing us with greater market access, world-class talent and flexible regulatory frameworks enabling us to better serve our customers.”

Stephen George, founder of Surkus: “This region has such tremendous value from a geographic and strategic point of view. As well as being one of the most digitally advanced in the world, it has grown into a real hub for startups in the region. The UAE is ideally situated within six hours from many capitals in the world, with 40% of the world’s population just a four-hour flight away. This makes it hard to not consider this as a global hub from that perspective. With that said, growing our team here allows us to support everything from global technology to operations for every market between Hong Kong and LA. I strongly believe that our regional headquarters in Hub71, based out of Abu Dhabi, is the ideal launchpad for expansion within the MENA region and beyond. In the coming months, we are planning aggressive global expansion, with KSA, Canada, and Singapore next on the list.”

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Access Global Talent

Hub71 offers Silicon Valley startups access to a broad spectrum of talent within a dynamic and friendly community. Easy-to-obtain work visas allow for ease of business and the seamless expansion of your workforce.

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Danny Sebright, president of the US-UAE Business Council: “It’s a very rich place for the future and an opportunity for American companies to access a vibrant market – why is it vibrant? Well, because of the investments they are making and the consumer products that they’re buying and because of their goals and objectives.
When a company first moves over here and they’re sending a lot of employees over who are bringing their families and they aren’t sure what to expect, what we mostly do is try to dispel these myths that it’s unsafe or unfriendly or not welcoming. It’s not only safe, friendly and welcoming, but you have so many similarities to North America when it comes to schools, socialising, consumer goods and leisure time.”

A global tech ecosystem located in the heart of Abu Dhabi

Seed stage startups with 2-5 employees will receive a full 100% subsidy for two years.

Strong Global Partners to Support Your Growth

The Hub71 Incentive Program offers seed and emergent startups the opportunity to receive 50% or 100% subsidies on housing, health insurance and WeWork x Hub71 office space. Hub71’s mandate is to help startups from anywhere in the globe to accelerate their growth from Abu Dhabi to the world, through a global network and supportive community of founders, accelerators and investors.

Our latest partnership with TechWadi will supercharge growth of dynamic Silicon Valley-based startups and provide a superior  platform for access to resources, proximity to key markets and customers, flexible regulatory environments, as well as quality of life.

TechWadi’s mission is to build meaningful connections and partnerships for entrepreneurs and investors across Silicon Valley and the MENA region through access to mentorships, talent, networks, and capital.