The Annual Investment Meeting Startup Pillar to Empower Startups Globally

The Annual Investment Meeting Startup Pillar to Empower Startups Globally

The Annual Investment Meeting 2022 will focus on SMEs and Startups by offering funding and financing opportunities and strategies to maximize the growth potential of businesses.

Dubai, 13th September: The world’s renowned and leading investment platform, The Annual Investment Meeting will be held on 29 – 31 March 2022, under the theme “Investments in Sustainable Innovation for a Thriving Future”, and will provide a powerful platform for SMEs and startups to maximize their potential, expand their network, and grow globally.

The Annual Investment Meeting 2022 strives to support all economic sectors by opening numerous doors of opportunities to the world as a dynamic roadmap to recovery as it puts a spotlight on six multi-faceted pillars including Startups. 

With AIM’s pillars, AIM 2022 actively supports businesses, multinational organizations, regions, and countries during the rapid shift of the economy by extending its scope and not focusing on FDI alone. AIM 2022 is highly agile, and will serve as a dynamic gateway to jumpstart economies and boost economic productivity.

Globally, Startups play a vital role in strengthening new industries and coming up with innovative ideas; AIM’s Startup Pillar helps investors to nurture early-stage venture capital or seed funding to start a business. AIM 2022 will be a hybrid event that will feature Live Pitching sessions from the Startups exhibiting physically at the Dubai Exhibitions Centre at EXPO 2020 Dubai, or by exhibiting digitally via state-of-the-art virtual events platform. 

Startups can now get the opportunity of networking with key industry figures, engaging with clients & investors, showcasing their innovations & B2B Matchmaking. The startups pitching competition will be based on the 3 tier Round of Funding format featuring various startups globally in the Pre-Seed, Seed & Series A funding categories.

The Annual Investment Meeting 2022 will also provide a virtual access to startups to gain maximum exposure and get connected with local and international investors from more than 170 participating countries, giving them abundant opportunities to find new sources of funding and financing solutions for their business. 

The Annual Investment Meeting continues to gain support from several Ministries and Government Departments, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Smart City Solution Providers,

Startups contribute significantly to economic development and job creation globally. By 2030, the number of startups around the world is expected to increase and will create more than 600 million jobs. 

A wide range of activities await participating Startups at AIM 2022 such as World-Class Conferences and Workshops, to explore innovative strategies and practices led by more than 300 high-level speakers that includes world leaders, ministers and heads of distinguished local and international organizations and the Exhibition which is participated by the best local and international exhibitors across the globe with the goal of achieving economic growth for their respective country and region.

Mr. Walid Farghal, Director General of the Annual Investment Meeting said, “In these challenging times, it’s imperative to provide Startups and SMEs with the maximum support they need since they contribute so much to economic strength and development globally. The Annual Investment Meeting 2022 will serve as a vital tool for Startups to receive support from the global investment community as they network with key investors, learn about growth strategies, and promote their products, services, and ideas.”

AIM 2022 will provide businesses, governments and civil society with an independent and future-oriented platform to amplify their efforts to influence & facilitate multistakeholder interaction and impact. The Startup pillar will connect keen investors looking for new avenues and projects for investments in sustainable and innovative development, as well as governments looking for startup projects to increase their economic growth.

About the Annual Investment Meeting

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. AIM is the world’s leading investment platform with over 16,000 participants, over 400 exhibitors and co-exhibitors, 60+ high-level dignitaries, 150+ investment specialists and experts in 2019.