The Executive Accelerator Programme, launched earlier this year by the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) in partnership with New Metrics, a specialized consultancy firm, and Reach Digital Works, has successfully concluded.
A closing ceremony was organized by the DBWC to honor participants in the six-weeks programme. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to reflect on the key lessons they had learned, which helped them enhance their ability to launch, develop, and advance their projects. They also exchanged ideas and experiences on various business accelerator topics.
The 12-workshop programme was exclusively available to DBWC members participating in the 5th cycle of the Mentorship Program and was structured into four distinct training phases: launching, managing, developing projects, and enhancing companies’ digital and smart presence.
The first-of-its-kind initiative in the region aimed to provide council members with specialized training that addresses their actual needs and offers solutions to the challenges identified during their participation in the 5th cycle of the mentorship programme.
In the third phase of the programme, an interactive workshop was conducted to educate participants on securing financing for emerging projects, financial literacy, and best practices for presenting successful funding proposals. Additionally, a realistic competition and live demonstration were organized in front of a training committee consisting of investors with banking and investment backgrounds to evaluate the participants’ potential in convincing investors to fund their proposed ideas for emerging projects.
The programme also provided comprehensive coverage of a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to identifying target audiences and acquiring new clients, customer journey planning to ensure desired outcomes, generating innovative ideas, and creating and scaling up businesses.
It also shed light on optimizing financial resources to obtain high revenues at low costs, and covered key areas such as marketing strategies, negotiation and persuasion tactics, and creating positive customer experiences.
Additionally, the training explored crucial topics like developing a governance model, creating key performance indicators (KPIs), managing growth and expansion, evaluating and leveraging partnerships, promoting leadership methodologies, and developing effective decision-making processes. Participants also received guidance on the importance of creating and maintaining a strong digital presence, covering aspects such as website management and digital marketing.
Facilitators and experts from abroad also joined the training programme remotely to share their ideas, experiences, and knowledge on establishing startups and specifically highlight the lessons they learned during the stages of launching their first startup projects.
The programme’s true value lies in its capability to bolster the prospects of participants securing the vital backing needed to kickstart and cultivate their projects such as procuring funding, honing their skills and expertise, along with fostering business connections, receiving instruction, and adjusting to bespoke technical solutions tailored to the project and its services.
The training programme was made even more exceptional by the involvement of a team of experts and specialists from “New Metrics” company who oversaw the program. In addition, “Reach Digital Works” provided specialized training on corporate digital space to the participants. New Metrics is a prominent experience management consultancy with a strong presence across the EMEA region.