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Dar Ventures

Dar Ventures is the venture capital arm of Dar Al-Handasah, a world-class design and engineering consultancy and the founder of the award-winning top 10 international design firm, Dar Group.

We empower innovators and researchers to deliver exceptional and innovative solutions and products that reimagine the industry as more efficient, more sustainable, more resilient, and more aligned with global goals for people and the planet

About the program

The DarE Incubator is a pioneering initiative launched by Dar Ventures and operated by Acasia Group. The program is designed to accelerate the growth of early-stage AEC technology startups in the MENA region. Our robust 6-month program offers a wealth of mentorship, training, networking, and funding opportunities, all tailored to meet the unique demands of AEC tech startups.

Program Highlights

Startup Strategy Setting Retreat

A collaborative retreat where startup founders define their objectives and set milestones.

Tailored Offerings

Customized services that cater to the unique challenges and needs of each startup.

Access to Global Markets

Leverage DAR's global connections to tap into trends and innovations from across the globe.

Dedicated Support

Personalized 1-on-1 business care for every startup through a dedicated account manager.

Who Should Apply?

We're seeking AEC tech entrepreneurs that fit the following criteria:

  • Innovative, disruptive, scalable solutions in AEC Tech.
  • Early-stage startups with an MVP.
  • Minimum of two founders, with at least one possessing domain expertise, and another dedicated to the startup full-time.

Selection Process:

1. Startups apply online by submitting an application with relevant information.
2. Short-listed startups are invited for interviews to gather more information on the founders and the business.
3. Selected startups are invited for a second Interview with the evaluation panel, building on recommendations and feedback from the first interview
4. Selected startups will join A 6-month immersive program

Program Resources:

  • Workspace:Rent-free office access.
  • Equity-Free Grant: Grants up to $50,000 with structured disbursement
  • Access to a network of investors and potential investment opportunities
  • Operational Support
    • Access to Mentorship from world-class mentors and DAR employees
    • Training by local and international experts and a multitude of perks and services
  • Startup Perks

Are you ready to revolutionize the AEC tech industry? Let DarE Incubator be your guide and partner on this journey.