Next Arabia Academy

Next Arabia Academy is the epicenter of knowledge transfer in innovation & entrepreneurship in MENA.

Participants will validate business ideas, develop a working prototype/model, engage with potential customers & pitch to judges.
Teach/coach the participants in turning their innovation/business ideas into businesses
Develop next generation of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
It’s fast, furious, hands-on, and result-driven!

Next Arabia Academy Is Operated by Next Arabia and Invertium

About Next Arabia FZE

Next Arabia is a leading advisory firm in developing, launching, and operating impactful innovation ventures in MENA and beyond.
Our two major services are:

Growth Through Innovation for corporates and government entities.
Manufacturing Startup Success for incubators, accelerators, investment funds, and corporate.

About Invertium

Invertium is more than a consultancy & communications agency for the companies shaping our future. Invertium also an Innovation Ecosystem Builder & Enabler. We guide companies forward by digging in to understand their Challenge audience, and capture attention with bold stories and smart campaigns & Solutions, Guided by VALUES and your OBJECTIVES.

Access To Market

Learn how to successfully enter the MENA market and get access to your key customer segments.

Access To Funding

Learn how to successfully raise seed or VC funding MENA market and get access to potential investors

Access To Mentors

Learn how to successfully connect with key business / technical mentors and advisors in MENA and get access to these mentors.

Access To Space

Learn about the ecosystem in MENA and get access to the incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces


Meet Our Expert Advisors

A recognized thought leader in innovation & entrepreneurship
Launching impactful innovation ventures.

Ahmed Abdulwahab


Financial management
 Entrepreneurial finance & turnaround expert

Dr. Christiane Schloderer

Abu Dhabi/U.A.E.

Intellectual property
One of the top US Technology IP lawyer

Robert Blasi


Fundraising & product management
Seasoned fund manager & technology expert

Ibrahim Faza


Digital media and analytics
seasoned e-commerce, UX & KPI expert

Uma Bhattathiripad