Abu Dhabi, StartAD Central, October 29-30 2022

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE UAE

Violet Ventures Presents NYUAD Slush’D

Our bootcamp for the 2023 Hult Prize, a 1 million dollar social enterprise challenge. A 2-day ideathon for mission-driven youth to find inspiration in social impact, build mental toolkits for launching robust ventures, learn how to launch a company in the UAE and meet the coolest people.

NYUAD SLUSH'D BY VIOLET VENTURES - ABU DHABI - OCT 29-30

NYUAD SLUSH'D BY VIOLET VENTURES - ABU DHABI - OCT 29-30

NYUAD SLUSH'D BY VIOLET VENTURES - ABU DHABI - OCT 29-30

NYUAD SLUSH'D BY VIOLET VENTURES - ABU DHABI - OCT 29-30

SLUSH'D

Slush’D events are independent entrepreneurship events led by local ecosystem players with the goal to foster local entrepreneurship agendas while tapping into the Slush global community.

NYUAD Slush’D is led by Violet Ventures at NYUAD, selected as one of the 6 Slush’D partnership teams for 2022 and was the only university-level partner amongst the cohort.

The specific bottlenecks NYUAD Slush’D aims to tackle are threefold: 1) many youth do not yet see entrepreneurship as a way to contribute social good to society 2) despite having disruptive and impact-driven students, talent is still largely driven to major corporations 3) our students lack the first steps on the brainstorming process behind venture building, especially for international students in this region.

THE HULT PRIZE

The Hult Prize challenges young people around the world to solve the planet's most pressing issues through social entrepreneurship. Every year, a prompt is released and the team with the best pitch will receive 1 million dollars to execute their social enterprise, for real.

This year's prompt is redesigning fashion - an attempt to better a world that is drowning with climate change and labor supply chain problems.

Violet Ventures has paired with the Hult Prize Foundation to select NYUAD’s representative for the regional Hult Prize summit in Dubai, March 2023. The winning team will go to Boston to compete for the grand prize.

Our 2 - day NYUAD Slush’D event will serve as a preparatory bootcamp for the Hult Global Finals and aims to equip 12 teams with the tools and skills needed forthe brainstorming and ideation process.

3 weeks later, on November 26th, Violet Ventures will host the Hult Prize Competition Pitch, where NYUAD’s Hult Prize representative will be ultimately chosen. The selected team will go through further rounds of training and mentorship prior to the summit which will take place in March 2023.

WHAT'S IN STORE

Brainstorming, from 50 ideas to 3

Prototyping an idea

Business Model Development

MENA Ecosystem for Founders

How to Launch in the UAE as a Student

Vision-Building

Understanding Passions

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SPEAKERS - FACILITATORS

From young pioneering founders to experts on the UAE ecosystem.

Ayoola Brimmo

Co-Founder and COO of Cycled Technologies

Joel Alexander

Co-Founder and CEO of CrowdPad

Dr. Barbara Scheck

Startup Roadmap Expert

Simran Chowdhry

Co-founder of BluePhin Technologies and Airtap

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Ecosystem Expert and Strategic Advisor

Devika Raveendran

Founder and CEO of DR Partners

Aman Merchant

Chief Provocateur at Radicle

WHY ATTEND?

We put together the best and the most inspiring, just for you.

ATTENDEES

Your chance to make it big.

VOLUNTEERS

Be a part of a worldwide community of changemakers.

Hear From Inspirational Founders Who Started Young

Listen to 7 High-Quality Workshops Led by Industry Experts

Build Skills that Lend into Any Venture

Run for a 1 Million Dollar Social Enterprise Challenge.

Meet New People & Potential Co-Founders

Get free access to Playbook, a leading-MENA based masterclass platform

Play Bubble Football & Enjoy the Good Vibes

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OUR PARTNERS

Slush

Playbook

The Hult Prize

StartAD

NYU Abu Dhabi Student Life