Making Sharjah A Hub for
Book-Related Startups

About the Program

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO

Access Sharjah - $100K<br />
CASH PRIZE

$100K
CASH PRIZE

for the top-performing startup during the program to help them establish a presence in Sharjah

Access Sharjah - A POOL OF SKILLED<br />
HUMAN CAPITAL

A POOL OF SKILLED
HUMAN CAPITAL

from a world-class University City with over 30,000 students and 100+ degree programs

Access Sharjah - CONNECTIONS TO KEY STAKEHOLDERS<br />
& POTENTIAL CLIENTS

CONNECTIONS TO KEY STAKEHOLDERS
& POTENTIAL CLIENTS

such as Sharjah Publishing City, the Emirates Publishers’ Association, and more

Access Sharjah - $100K<br />
CASH PRIZE

PR
COVERAGE

with features in leading media outlets through Sheraa’s dedicated agency

Access Sharjah - BUSINESS SETUP<br />
SUPPORT

BUSINESS SETUP
SUPPORT

and discounted perks with access to coworking spaces and free licensing through Sheraa’s partners

Access Sharjah - PERSONALIZED<br />
MENTORSHIP

PERSONALIZED
MENTORSHIP

by Sheraa’s team of coaches and network of global mentors and industry experts

SHARJAH: A LITERARY LEGACY

Sharjah has a rich history of enhancing and promoting literature, publishing, and other book-related industries, with its leaders dedicating decades to growing the emirate’s literary community. With globally renowned offerings such as the Sharjah International Book Fair, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, and Sharjah Publishing City, to name but a few, Sharjah’s efforts to promote a culture of reading and learning have led the city to be crowned the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019. It is the first city in the Gulf - and the third Arab city in the world - to earn this title.

Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It is not just about starting a business, it is about reaching your full potential.

Najla Al Midfa CEO, Sheraa