2019 Partners

Based in Dubai, Beehive is MENA’s first regulated peer to peer (P2P) lending platform. As a leading Fintech pioneer, we use innovative technology to directly connect businesses seeking fast, affordable finance with investors who can help fund their growth.


Diligencia is a specialist information services provider, focused on company data within the Middle East & Africa.

Established in 2008, we use advanced technology and human insight to extract unstructured data on companies in territories where public domain information is not readily available.  From our headquarters in Oxford, UK and offices in Tangier, Morocco and Dubai, UAE we provide the information our clients need to develop the right relationships or opportunities, mitigate risk, comply with regulations and accelerate their decision-making.

ClarifiedBy.com is designed to inspire growth through the clarity it brings to companies and individuals in emerging markets.  Available by subscription, pay per view and API.

For further information please visit www.diligenciagroup.com or download a one page PDF overview on ClarifiedBy.com here.


in5’s three specialized innovation centers, tailored to Tech, Design and Media, provide aspiring students, entrepreneurs and startups with access to a community of creative minds, facilitating the constant exchange of knowledge and exposing members to best practices and latest thinking in running successful businesses.

At in5, it is our mandate to help inventive companies grow locally, so they make a tangible difference globally, by providing an enabling environment across the full lifecycle of the business.


The activity of the Italian Industry & Commerce in the UAE begins in Sharjah in 1999 as a Piedmont Region – ICE Program Agreement. This is a showroom dedicated to Piedmontese companies, called Italy in Emirates. In 2002 and 2003 the project was expanded nationally and partially funded by the CNA-MiSE Sector Agreement (Ministry of Economic Development). In 2004 the company name changed and the Italian Chamber of Commerce was established in the UAE and Confartigianato entered the Board of Directors, in addition to the CNA founder. However the local legislation does not allow the denomination of Italian Chamber of Commerce, so from that moment it will be called Italian Industry & Commerce office in the UAE.


Khalifa Fund was established in June 2007 by the virtue of the (Law 14 of 2005), as an independent, Not for Profit Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Socio Economic Development agency of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The purpose of establishing the fund is to help develop local enterprises in Abu Dhabi by instilling and enriching the culture of investment amongst UAE nationals, as well as supporting and developing small to medium-sized investments in the Emirate. Khalifa Fund started with a total capital of AED 300 million, which was gradually increased to AED 2 billion and covering all the UAE.


We are Micropolis – the small business hub.

We connect customers to small companies, share inspiration, let you know about upcoming markets and workshops, and generally encourage people to become Micropolitans.

What is a Micropolitan? It’s someone who supports small businesses for the life of the city. If everyone in the UAE spent just Dhs50 per week with small, independent businesses (instead of with the big brands), it would mean an extra Dhs475,000,000 going into the local economy. This would result in more home-grown start-ups, more jobs, and more vibrant communities to live in. Sounds great, right?


The TiE Dubai chapter was established to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Middle East region more than 15 years ago via the TiE Global network. TiE Dubai through its diverse charter members provide assistance and guidance to a community of more than 3,000 budding entrepreneurs through events and programs that span across Networking, Mentoring, Education.