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DUBAI, 28th September, 2022 (WAM) -- Microsoft for Startups Middle East have announced the third cohort of B2B tech startups for its engaging GrowthX Accelerator programme today.

Run as part of a strategic partnership between the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Microsoft, the GrowthX Accelerator offers unmatched training opportunities to growth-stage startups ranging primarily from the Seed to Series A spectrum. Launched in 2021, a total of 36 B2B tech startups have graduated from the virtual accelerator programme to date, enabling the founders of these companies to bring their innovative ideas to the forefront and drive impact across the region. The third edition of the programme is currently underway and will conclude in January 2023.

Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, Acting Director-General at ADIO said, "As part of Abu Dhabi's commitment to accelerating digital transformation and maximising opportunities to enhance the region's digital economy, we recognise the importance of startups in driving innovation and bringing new, creative solutions to solve industry, business and societal challenges. We are thrilled to continue our support for the region's startup ecosystem by welcoming a third cohort of startups to the GrowthX Accelerator. Through our ongoing partnership with Microsoft for Startups, we are committed to empowering these innovators with the insights and resources they need to grow, scale and drive impact."

Naim Yazbeck, General Manager, Microsoft UAE, said, "Startups offer outstanding potential to not only accelerate digital transformation across the region, but also unlock incredible innovations that will propel our region forward. The startups participating in this cohort of the GrowthX Accelerator programme will be able to access knowledge from industry experts to scale their businesses and drive real impact across the region. Together with ADIO, we look forward to empowering our third cohort of startups to develop their innovative ideas into next-generation solutions that will strengthen the regional ecosystem and develop our digital economy."

As part of the third cohort, 12 startups will undergo training on enterprise sales, technical readiness, investor-readiness and customer engagement tactics. Participating startups include Edraak Systems (Pakistan), Fortyguard (UAE), Ilmversity (Pakistan), Klickit (Egypt), Pay Caps (UAE), Peyk (Turkey), Pisano (UAE), Poilabs (Turkey), Raabtaa (Pakistan), Supercommerce (Saudi Arabia), Vita Virtues (UAE), and Xina AI (Jordan).

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