ASTROLABS DUBAI STARTUP COMMUNITY

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Only Google Tech Hub in MENA. Offering licenses to all members.

LICENSE

A DMCC Free Zone license is included in “Licensed” membership packages for your entire first year, with no upfront costs. Get licensed today before our space officially launches in April. 

Save up to 35,000 AED!

We’re waiving ALL upfront license fees in Year One and connecting you with a dedicated point of contact at the DMCC to fast track the registration process!  In Year Two, you’ll pay licensing fees directly to the DMCC, but we’ll include a free Address Change whenever you graduate from our space.

Hit the Ground Running 

A company license allows you to set up your company in the DMCC Free Zone of Dubai, open a bank account, register for residency visas, etc. all without a local sponsor. The cost of residency visas are not included in AstroLabs packages, but you’ll be able to register for at least 5 three-year visas under a single company license.

Tax-Free

Setting up in a Free Zone means you can operate in Dubai at 0% corporate and personal tax, while maintaining 100% foreign ownership.

Access Emerging Markets 

Dubai is the ideal launch pad to access emerging markets given the ease of doing business and proximity to other countries. Plus it’s a great place for tech startups as the GCC market features the highest smartphone penetration and highest per capita rates of digital video consumption globally.

2 BILLION PEOPLE, 4 ½ HOURS

GOOGLE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

After supporting our Scaling Online Startups (SOS) Programs for hundreds of startups throughout the region, Google for Entrepreneurs is now partnering with us to launch the first Google Tech Hub in the Middle East & North Africa. As a member, you can tap into Google’s global network of coworking spaces and subject matter experts.  

  • Passport Program allows you to access over 20 Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) Tech Hubs globally
  • 100,000 USD of Google Cloud Credit with 24/7 Tech Support available to Licensed startups
  • Mobile Device Development Lab in-house to experiment with changes to your mobile app and see them displayed across multiple screens in real time
  • Link to Google’s Dubai Office with mentorship, office hours, and educational programming
  • Network of GFE Partners to learn from and collaborate with
  • Silicon Valley Blackbox Connect offers a chance to link to resources and funding in the US

ENVIRONMENT

Our space was designed with the entrepreneur in mind, incorporating detailed feedback from top coworking spaces around the world. We’ll be soft launching on April 1 at a beautiful location in Almas Tower and then transitioning to our official Tech Hub in July 2015.

We soft launched in Almas Tower!

  • Prime location next to the JLT Metro Station
  • High-speed internet with tons of natural sunlight
  • Bookable private meeting room and plenty of cafes for informal meetings
  • On-site mentorship and AstroLabs community events
  • Member discounts on AstroLabs Academy workshops

We’ll transition to our final Tech Hub in July 2015!

  • 6,500 square feet designed and built for entrepreneurs
  • 24/7 workspace with high-speed internet and tons of natural sunlight
  • “Coding cave” quiet area for serious programming and multiple-screen set up
  • Device Lab co-designed with Google for mobile app development
  • Training room featuring AstroLabs Academy programming in Analytics, AdWords, UX/UI design, digital marketing, programming, etc.
  • Innovative indoor/outdoor café with discounts for members
  • Just 5 minutes from the Dubai Marina metro stop, with parking nearby
  • Retail level space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking JLT park and local restaurants

SUPPORT

It starts with the AstroLabs team, but we’re also bringing you support from our world-class network of local and international mentors

  • AstroLabs Academy programming in Analytics, Adwords, UX/UI design, digital marketing, programming, etc.
  • On-site Office Hours with support from mentors, partners, and industry experts
  • Service Providers In-house to work with you on design, web/app development, and digital marketing while you’re building
  • Connection to Local VC Partners for funding support
  • Network of GFE Partners to learn from and collaborate with
  • Regional Incubator/Accelerator Partners to support you as you scale in the MENA region

AFFORDABLE

We realize one of the major obstacles to scaling in MENA is actually getting your company set up. At AstroLabs Dubai, we’re making the process straight-forward and affordable, with no upfront costs. Plus we don’t take any equity!

These packages are tailored for startups. For corporate pricing or inquiries, please email us at corporate@astrolabs.com.

Monthly+Shared
Month-to-Month Flexibility.
First-come, first-served seating.
AED 1500/ month
  • Monthly contract with option to upgrade to licensed membership
  • First-come, first-served seating
  • 8 hours/mo meeting room credit
  • Not a permanent address
  • $100K of Google cloud credit + GFE Tech Hub passport program
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
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Licensed+Shared
Includes company license.
First-come, first-served seating.
AED 2500/ month
(AED 2000 for add'l members)

  • License with 1-year commitment
  • First-come, first-served seating
  • 8 hours/mo meeting room credit
  • Mailing address & collection
  • $100K of Google cloud credit + GFE Tech Hub passport program
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
  •  
Licensed+Reserved
Includes company license. Fully
reserved desks with personal storage.
AED 3500/ month
(AED 3000 for add'l members)
  • License with 1-year commitment
  • Dedicated desk with storage
  • 12 hours/mo meeting room credit
  • Mailing address & collection
  • $100K of Google cloud credit + GFE Tech Hub passport program
  • On-site mentorship + office hours
  •  

Stay tuned for updates on AstroLabs Dubai