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Dubai Startup Hub's Startup Panorama Edition 7.0: Dubai As A Networking Hub For Entrepreneurs The abundance of networking opportunities in Dubai bring together a diverse community to expand their circle of contacts.

By Megha Merani

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A networking session organized by Dubai Startup Hub at Area 2071 in Dubai, UAE.

It's no secret that there's no shortage of networking events, meetups, and trade shows on offer in Dubai, especially when it comes to the tech and startup world.

From fresh graduates aspiring to become entrepreneurs, experienced professionals looking to make the leap to startup life, to founders with businesses at various stages who are members of co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerators across the UAE– the abundance of networking opportunities in Dubai bring together a diverse community to expand their circle of contacts.

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But the value derived from each opportunity can be significantly different. While some might have resulted in just a collection of business cards or an exercise in repeating your pitch for the hundredth time, others have helped make new friends, hire talent and even find co-founders.

Dubai Startup Hub's Startup Panorama Edition 7.0 features a roundup of some of the key networking platforms, groups, events and learning opportunities across the Emirate. The report also features insights from entrepreneurs on how they made some meaningful connections through networking events in Dubai, and the events that made it happen.

To download a copy of this report, click here.

This article was originally published on Dubai Startup Hub and has been reposted on Entrepreneur Middle East based on a mutual agreement between the websites.

Related: Dubai Startup Hub Launches Revamped Market Access Program For Startups And SMEs

Megha Merani

Independent Journalist

Megha Merani is an independent journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her stories have made headlines across a number of publications including Reuters, Associated Press, Entrepreneur Middle EastBloomberg Middle East, Arabian Gulf Business Insight, Arabian Business, and former local daily 7DAYS.

Megha also produces editorial for government platforms including the World Government Summit and World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils. She has been a grant winner of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Global Initiative Against Organized Crime funded by the government of Norway to report on the online trade in illegal wildlife.

Megha is also an Associate Fellow (AFHEA) at Murdoch University in Dubai and leads its Digital Newsroom course unit. In addition, Megha serves as a United Nations Women mentor to support equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and supports various other programs including TIE Women, 60 Day Startups, and the Watt Inc. Business Incubator.

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