The bootcamp will serve as a guide to step up efforts in supporting sectors such as art, culture, architecture, trade, fashion and tourism.

Ten startups have made the cut for the first Islamic Lifestyle Mini Bootcamp that will run from November 12 to 16 at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), the technology incubator within Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO).

Organizers of the mini bootcamp, including Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, Dubai Culture and Rainmaking Innovation conducted the review of submissions and selection of finalists.

As part of the five-day bootcamp, international trainers and serial entrepreneurs will mentor the selected startups on the main pillars of accelerating a business.

Alongside interactive and hands-on training sessions, the program will feature a segment titled Introduction to Start-Up & Business Model Design. This will be followed by dedicated workshops on Customer Development, MVPs & Product Experiments, Growth Hacking, Traction & Metrics, Fundraising, Team & Culture, and Pitch Practice & Industry Day.

The ten selected startups come from different parts of the world including the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and operate within various sectors such as media, design, toys, hardware, travel, education, health, food, entertainment, art, and fashion.

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Islamic Economic Development Centre, said: “The success of the Islamic Lifestyle Mini Bootcamp and the selected startups will serve as a guide for us to step up our efforts in supporting sectors such as art, culture, architecture, trade, fashion and tourism that are making rapid strides and hold the potential to exert tremendous influence on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”

The Islamic Lifestyle Mini Bootcamp covers startups in the Islamic Arts & Culture, Islamic Architecture & Design, Family-Friendly & Halal Tourism, Modest Fashion, as well as Entertainment, Communication, and Media domains.