The Global Start-Up Bootcamp is a meeting point of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and industry professionals in luxury, retail, fashion and lifestyle technologies.
In the world of digital integration, technology is redefining all aspects of retail and luxury cross-border business models, reshaping fabrication processes, final products and customer experiences.
The two-stage startup competition fosters cross-border exchange of market knowledge, helping early stage European startups to investigate a possibility of developing their technologies with strategic partners and investors from the Middle East.
After pre-selection events in Paris and London, the 20 finalists will be invited to improve their business models during a two-day bootcamp in Dubai, organised in cooperation with the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi.
Finalists will have a chance to present their pitches at the largest Dubai-based conference on the innovation in retail and luxury – Arab Luxury World.
In cooperation with INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi, Arab Luxury World invites you to the Cross-Border Entrepreneurship Seminar, a half-day conference with a remarkable line-up of speakers from INSEAD Academia and innovation experts from Paris, London, and around the world.
The event brings together a diverse community of entrepreneurs, institutional investors and business angles, as well as high level corporate executives, to share practical and immediately applicable knowledge. The seminar explains how to enhance creativity and build innovative businesses.
The seminar is dedicated to the best practices and excellent execution on the level of cross-border digital innovation, either within a corporate environment or as a stand-alone startup venture.
Participants will have a chance to practise the acquired knowledge during executive workshops that cover the topics of business and capital modelling, investors targeting, startup corporate governance, as well as corporate venturing and corporate turnarounds.
On top of that, participants are welcome to join the Global Pitching Competition, organized in cooperation with Musaraa Investment Club. Preselected startups from around the world will pitch their technologies in retail, luxury, fashion and lifestyle tech, dedicated to reinventing the customer experience through digital innovation.
13h45 – 14h30 PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING A ‘GLOCAL’ STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
A strong startup ecosystem on a city level is key to the successful development of startup ventures and, therefore, to the economic health of the community. What are the key success factors to make a local startup ecosystem thrive over time? What are the best practices of international collaboration that enable cross-border access to ideas, talent, expertise and capital?
GLOBAL STARTUP BOOTCAMP PITCHING
The finalists of the Global Startup Bootcamp will present their pitches with innovative ideas in retail, luxury, fashion, beauty and lifestyle tech.
THE STARTUP FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
In order to acquire global traction, startups must develop a strategy that will enable successful scaling from a local region to international markets
THE ROLE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, INNOVATION AND VALUE CREATION
What is the most efficient model of corporate governance that prioritizes a future perspective and recognizes the role of innovation and long-term value creation?
ART AS A CATALYST OF CORPORATE CREATIVITY
What can businesses learn from art and how can art be used as a catalyst for transformation? Art-based learning is an interdisciplinary approach to explore non-art topics such as leadership and business development
CORPORATE VENTURING & DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Technological disruption has become a decisive force that transforms businesses and entire industries. What are the best practices to facilitate the integration and in-house incubation of disruptive technologies in an existing corporation?
Businesses of any stage of growth may require a pivot on their corporate strategy. What are the critical elements to return a firm to operational normality and solvency?
18h00 – 18h30 GLOBAL STARTUP BOOTCAMP – AWARDS CEREMONY
18h30 – 18h45 CLOSING REMARKS
18h45 – 20h00 NETWORKING COCKTAIL