Microsoft has announced the launch of its ‘Highway to 100 Unicorns’ virtual conference, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), to allow local startup ecosystems across the Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan to unite, learn, and develop with guidance from the best in their business.
Moreover, part of the company’s five-year imperative partnership with ADIO, the Highway to 100 Unicorns virtual conference will be introduced on 21 June, where His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, will present the opening speech, to be succeeded by a series of virtual events planned to promote the startup ecosystem in the country.
In addition, the keynotes, fireside chats, council reviews, and workshops hosted by Microsoft, ADIO, and 100+ local and global spokesmen, will entail the most important concerns encountered by startups, investors, and other entrepreneurship stakeholders, and advise them to overcome them. The said online conference will enhance Abu Dhabi’s constant efforts to present startups with the means they require to succeed.
“The UAE is one of the best places in the region to do business, with the capital, Abu Dhabi, paving the way when it comes to nurturing a safe and enabling environment for startups,” said H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General of ADIO.
Furthermore, the ‘Highway to 100 Unicorns’ series will be a substation of numerous tracks spread over three weeks, commencing with Opening Day, then moving on to Investor Day, Accessibility Day, Tech Day, Founders Day, Corporates Day, Go-To-Market Day, Government Day, and Ecosystems Day.
Highway to 100 Unicorns will further work as a gateway for high-potential companies to participate in other Microsoft-ADIO drives such as the GrowthX Accelerator, which is created to link the gap between B2B tech startups and corporates in the country.