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At Middlesex University Dubai we empower students and provide them with the tools and contacts to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.



  • To be the preferred entrepreneurship accelerator program in Dubai in terms of the quality of the program offering and the inherent opportunities that can help accelerate the business with the MDXcelerator’s network of partners

Students who participate in the MDXcelerator Programme are able to benefit from:


Access to a unique shared workspace for one year

A space to work on your idea, develop skills, interact – a ‘try, fail, try again’ type of environment. Creating something good takes time, care and patience. We provide an area to not only work on your business, but to also be inspired alongside like-minded next-generation entrepreneurs in the programme.


Access to mentors

Leveraging on campus expertise across diverse fields such as Marketing, HR, Finance, IT and Law; you can develop a more comprehensive approach to your business to give it as much of a chance to survive it’s start-up phase.


Specific consultation advice and discounts for business licensing

Your enterprise has specific needs as unique as the products/services you offer. Apart from in-house experts, partner agencies are as invested in your successful enterprise. Your business goes through rounds of consultation and advise from ideation to set-up considerations.


Workshops designed to develop robust business model

What kind of learnings do we have in the past that have allowed for us to create better businesses? The programme will feature workshops to help develop, test and refine your business ideas. We work on the fundamentals of business modeling in order to maximise the marketability and sustainability of your idea.


Skill development activities

Great innovation and entrepreneurship ideas can be found even from simple problems. The programme will promote design thinking methods through activities to develop skills next generation entrepreneurs need to effectively operate in today’s demanding and fast-paced business environment.


The Government of Dubai recently passed legislation (HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai 2019, 50-Year Charter, Article 6) enabling academic institutions to become economic and creative free zones which will allow students to engage into entrepreneurial activity while studying.

Ready to launch your entrepreneurial dream? REGISTER NOW by sharing your details and a 30 second - 1minute video describing your idea. This will be screened in confidence and you will receive communication regarding your application thereafter.

The programme starts December 2019. We are excited to see you then!


Our entrepreneurial efforts does not stop with COVID-19. In fact, it challenges us to rethink our ideas and business models even further.

We are pleased to share this virtual session on ‘Design Thinking: Empathy and Prototyping’ and encourage you to pursue your own path to entrepreneurship along with us.

If you are a member of the program, please click here to request for access to the content.

Middlesex University Dubai is thrilled to invite its students to begin to pitch ideas for The Hult Prize (2020) Click here

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