Acceleration program

SABAH.lab Acceleration is a 3-month program that is designed for supporting startups with a minimum viable product (MVP) and make them investment-ready by enabling funding, mentoring and coaching.

Program timeline

  • Startup essentials

    4 weeks

    Work with our experts to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and generate ideas by implementing design thinking.

    Startup essentials
  • Strategy and financing

    3 weeks

    Start forming a strategy, unit economics, and prepare your startups for potential investors.

    Strategy and financing
  • Pitch practice

    4 weeks

    Practice your pitching skills to get ready for Venture day where you will get to meet investors and potential clients.

    Pitch practice
  • Prototype / MVP

    2 weeks

    Polish out your MVP to get it ready for testing, and work on your business models with the support of our experts.

    Prototype / MVP
  • Sales and marketing

    3 weeks

    Prepare your go-to-market strategy, and work on getting the needed connection within our ecosystem to ensure customer acquisition and future funding.

    Sales and marketing

Admission process

  • Online application

    Online application

    Step 01

    Fill out the application form making sure you follow every step in the instructions and upload all the necessary files.

  • Application screening

    Application screening

    Step 02

    We will review all the applications submitted before the deadline and select the most suitable applications for the Interview stage.

  • Interview with SABAH.lab

    Interview with SABAH.lab

    Step 03

    Teams will be evaluated on their startup idea, business models, and pitching skills by the SABAH.lab team.

  • Interview with Program Partners

    Interview with Program Partners

    Step 04

    Selected teams will pitch to our program partners and our executive board with 10 – 15 teams being selected into the Acceleration program.

Support functions

  • Startup education

    Startup education

    Practical educational program with startup related sessions and workshops are delivered to our residents.

  • Mentorship


    International and local mentors are dedicated to guide each team.

  • Financial support

    Financial support

    At the program's conclusion, chosen resident startups will receive a minimum investment of $100,000 dollar from SABAH.

  • 24/7 open office

    24/7 open office

    Any member is welcome to use the workspace according to their needs.

  • Investor and expert network

    Investor and expert network

    Access to a pool of experts to answer any industry particular questions and have a chance to get investment.

  • In-house support

    In-house support

    Free IT, Marketing, UI/UX, Finance & Accounting, and Legal support functions.

  • Ongoing coaching

    Ongoing coaching

    Ongoing coaching and progress tracking by SABAH.HUB program team.

  • Sales channels

    Sales channels

    Access to potential customers through our network of partners.

  • Government relations

    Government relations

    Access to government institutions to enable you open previously closed doors.

  • Talent pool

    Talent pool

    Access to our talent network consisting of professionals in a wide range of industries.

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