DFDF Launches Inaugural Venture Fellows Program Aimed at Fostering the Next Generation of Emirati Investors

The Dubai Future District Fund (DFDF) announces the launch of its Venture Fellows program and invites eligible aspiring Emirati venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to apply. The objective of the program is to empower the next generation of Emiratis in venture capital by sharing with them the knowledge and practical skills required to drive innovation or become tech investors and entrepreneurs. This is the first venture capital-focused program of its kind in the UAE that focuses on empowering the local community, with a curriculum that is tailored to the region.

The program will commence on February 1, 2023, and consists of four modules spread over 12 months with digital and in-person touchpoints. The workshops will be delivered by experienced venture capital investors that are committed to empowering the next generation of Emirati investors and entrepreneurs. 

Our fellows will gain the knowledge, skills and network needed to thrive in the venture capital ecosystem.” says, Sharif El Badawi, CEO of the Dubai Future District Fund 

Emiratis between the ages of 25 and 40 with an interest in venture capital investment and technology entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply to DFDF’s Venture Fellows 2023 program by submitting an application online at https://fellows.dfdf.vc by January 20, 2023.

About the Dubai Future District Fund

The Dubai Future District Fund (DFDF) is the evergreen venture fund of Dubai, anchored by the Dubai International Finance Center and the Dubai Future Foundation. The company’s mission is to foster a thriving venture ecosystem in the region and boost venture capital availability to innovative funds and startups in Dubai and the region.

The fund deploys capital into Fund of Funds and makes direct investments into startups across two thematic pillars, Future of Finance and Future Economies. The company is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates with offices in Dubai International Financial Centre. Learn more about DFDF on our website at https://www.dfdf.vc.

For inquiries, please email us at [email protected] 



Shereen Abdulla

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