It’s hard to build a successful business, and it’s even harder if you’re not plugged into a community of people who can become mentors, partners, investors, developers, customers and friends. Our ever-expanding network is the backbone to our entire program. Our relationship with various local and international industry experts, companies, CEO’s, managing directors, academic institutions, innovators, media, service providers, governmental entities, NGO’s, etc., has led to a vast web of support and expertise that we tap our entrepreneurs directly into. Flat6Labs puts a brand name behind your startup, helping you get the exposure you need to grow and develop.
Business Networking and relationships are crucial for entrepreneurs. It is undoubtedly a great way to meet potential business partners and clients. Flat6Labs Jeddah has a vast and constantly growing network of peers, experts, financiers, and anyone else that can help make the startup a success. The more people every entrepreneur meets with to talk about their business, the faster they will get feedback to clarify their proposition, competitive advantage, meet potential investors, and reach customers. Flat6Labs Jeddah also hosts a few business networking events where we invite industry leaders and corporations to meet wiith our startups in an all-encompassing speed networking format.
As a prominent accelerator throughout the MENA region, we do not only host our own startup events (i.e – e-commerce, online marketing, mobile applications, etc.) but we have also built some strong relationships with some of the best organizations and companies that host events that cater directly to the startup community. We also host, moderate, and join panels on a handful of topics covering an array of industries, luring in key players and contributors to the startup ecosystem. Asides from the resulting networking that comes out of attending these events, these events are educational more than anything else.
Media & PR Coverage
Garnering media attention can be one of the most daunting and unfamiliar things to do for an entrepreneur, usually triggering it to be on the bottom of their priority list. Yet receiving good press coverage stands as one of the biggest drivers of success for a startup. More startups fail from a lack of customers than from a lack of product development. That is why by simply joining Flat6Labs Jeddah, our startups receive great exposure from the media, online and offline.
We also have a direct partnership with Wamda and TechSparks, which gives our startups great regional coverage. We also have a compounding list of media personel and journalists who are very eager to learn and write about our budding startups.
At the end of every cycle, Flat6Labs holds a Demo Day event, where teams are given the opportunity to showcase their products to potential investors and the media. If any of the teams has been successful in its bid to establish a fully furnished enterprise with promising market potential, it will graduate from Flat6Labs Jeddah and receive additional funding to establish its enterprise.