Childhood Development Technology Projects Program

until 27.08.2024
Industry/Technology: children, education, healthcare, innovations, technologies

Regions – Asia

The program seeks entrepreneurs who are developing innovative tech solutions in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) field. This 10-week program aims to foster innovation in early childhood development by empowering global EdTech, HealthTech, and other startups focused on ECD to customize solutions that address crucial challenges faced by children aged 0 to 8 and their families in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. 

Eligibility criteria

Ignite Track:

This track is designed for founders who meet the following criteria:

  • Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) of less than $20k (or equivalent traction);
  • Funding raised of no more than $250k;
  • Team size of fewer than 5 members.

In this track, it provides guidance on finding and retaining customers, building traction, and preparing for the next phase of your startup journey. 

Launch Track:

For experienced founders with an established customer base and traction, the Launch Track is an excellent fit if you meet the following criteria:

  • MRR of more than $20k (or similar traction);
  • Funding raised of no more than $1m;
  • Team size of more than 3 members.


  1. Access to virtual and in-person world-class masterclasses. 
  2. Access to mentoring network, 1-2-1 sessions, and pitch feedback sessions.
  3. Up to $220,000 in equity-free funding.
  4. All-expenses-paid one-month trip to Abu Dhabi to collaborate with a local entity.
  5. Access to HUB71, one of the largest economic hubs in the Middle East.