The

SMEDistrict

accelerator program

is designed to help trendsetters whether they are start-ups or existing businesses to develop strong brand profiles, successfully operational business models, marketing and  business development support giving SMEs advice from business experts to become successful international brands. Our program guides SMEs through their challenges with the business consultation sessions, help local brands with heir business development through SMEDistrict packages to build better brand positioning, gives them access to a variety of networking events and pitching competitions, access to a leading e-commerce brand personalized marketplace and finally gives local brands and designers the opportunity to own their own prime brand stores without any fixed rent so local talents can compete with international brands in premium destinations in the UAE such as Dubai Mall and other luxury retail destinations.

This program was tailored to give ultimate support to ambitious and innovative designers and entrepreneurs based in the UAE to launch their brands locally and grow globally, to create a platform for disruptive talent, where investors are hungry to fund trendsetters who can potentially develop the next international retail brands.

ACCELERATOR PROGRAM SERVICES

AN 1 HOUR

business consultation

every week

of one on one business coaching consultation sessions to small and medium
businesses to develop, evaluate and record the progress of their brand development journey.

Priority to book a space in our premium destinations & malls such;
Dubai mall, Meydan One mall, YAS mall with revenue share and no fixed rent and get an e-commerce service linked to your actual space based on revenue share & minimal to support local brands to kickstart and grow their businesses with 50-80% less start-up costs. 
The SMEs will be helped to develop their brand concepts, branding and interior design to create a unique innovative shop to engage with their customers. We aim through that program to graduate SMEs to their own shops and then help them to build their franchising models to go global from the heart of Dubai.

Become a part of the 1st brand personalized e-commerce marketplace where SMEs can sell their products worldwide form the heart of the UAE and get an access to book their own store space online to unlock unlimited world of business growth possibilties. Designers and local brands can be apart of our exclusive auctions, flash sales, connect to investors and much more. This market place offers designers and local brands their own brand page and the potential of listing their store branches for pickup and deliveries and the application can be linked to their actual store for AR & VR marketing campaigns, loyalty programs and much more.

SMEs and local brands are given the opportunity to exhibit and promote their brands in all SMEDistrict Events and festivals like Dream Station Entrepreneurship festival without any registration fees and it allows SMEs to compete to win cash prizes like “In It To Win It” pitching competition where SME businesses are competing and evaluated based on their business performance, CSR agenda, Innovation and technology and sustainability.

SMEDistrict Deals a world of discounted prices & packages on a variety of business support services such as; digital marketing, content creation, photoshoots, videography, branding, legal, accounting, finance and franchising to help SMEs kick start and accelerate the growth of their existing brands with 50 to 80% less cost to dedicate their capital to enhance operation and acceleration of their business. 

STORES

SMEDistrict 1ST smart SME store in the region to accelerate local brands

SMEDistrict will create SMEDistrict the 1st SME smart department Store that will host all TOP NOTCH Local SME brands and creative concept 37 brands in various sectors like beauty, fashion, product design, technology , F&B, and more will compete to be apart of SMEDistrict store subsidizing major rent costs allowing SMEs to own their own stores based on revenue share a business model catered to accelerate SMEs growth and over come COVID-19 and SMEs market challenges giving them the marketing support, brand development consultation and the prime location they need to compete with international brands and grow their brands globally.

SMEDistrict is not a normal store; it will be an experiential store with creative and attractive design. Our strategy is to support the most prominent home-grown SME concepts within the retail and F&B industry in one SMART SME Store, that will give them not only a prime location with revenue share subsidizing high operational cost but also offering them a  full fledge retail incubation platform where SMEs own their own personalized e-commerce website and the potential to promote and book the space is just one click away.

Members Benefits

Personalized E-Commerce Marketplace to promote their brands to 6m+ users

Social based entrepreneurship platform

Prime Store location with revenue share

Monthly Evaluation of Brand Performance.

Full Support for brand concept development

Monthly Evaluation & Reporting for their

Business consultation to develop your brand positioning weekly

Year-round Events and Activations for Brand Exposure

Best performing Brands has the chance to be Franchised Globally

PAYMENT TERMS

  • 5,000 AED Membership fee.
  • 20% booking fee (current dated cheque).
  • 30% security deposit (postdated cheque).
  • Utilities (chilled water and electricity).
  • 25%- 30% of gross sales without rent.

STORE FEATURES

  • Modular & Flexible Design adapts to your line of business
  • Personalized Branding Space in every store
  • Smart payment method through the Applications.
  • In-store Pick-up and online Delivery through the Application.
  • AR &VR Marketing Activations.
  • Enabling brands and SMEs to e-book their store space online
  • 1st Digital Retail Lab (DRL) int he region.
  • Specialized space for F&B concepts
  • Business Consultation for brand development services.
  • Franchising local brands globally

HOW TO APPLY FOR
SMEDISTRICT AT DUBAI MALL

Submit your profile, website, Instagram account and trade license

We will evaluate your brand based on the following criteria:
The innovation of the brand concept.
Strength of your brand profile, Social Media presence or E – commerce website strength
If the brand serves any of the following sustainability, Social Responsibility, & Technology.
The knowledge and experience of the business owner.
The engagement of the business owner and/or local partner.

SMEDistrict Team will get back to you within 5 to 10 working days to reserve your space and then the following steps will be followed to book your space and start your design and concept development process for your store:
Fill the registration form
Choose your space and book your desired space
Sign your sub concession agreement and you are good to go.

The registration Close at the end of September 2020