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What is Violet Ventures?

Violet Ventures is a student-run startup community anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, building a community of founders and start-ups in the MENA region. We are looking to make a legitimate dent in the MENA entrepreneurship ecosystem and make NYUAD a hub for world-class founders and venture enthusiasts.
Violet Ventures has, in the past 12 months:

  • Grown its community to over 800+ bright students
  • Curated 12 high-caliber events including a High School Mentorship and ambassadorship Program
  • Facilitated more than 35 internships
  • Received free passes for some of the world’s largest entrepreneurship and professional development conferences such as GITEX, Slush, START Summit, Northstar YouthX and others
  • Organized the first and only Slush Spin-off ever in the UAE and MENA