Startup? How does free flights, hotels and a $50,000 grant sound?


We believe that it is important to have exceptional people working on addressing large global opportunities and challenges. Kafu shines a spotlight on early-stage startups with outstanding potential, connecting them with the region’s most influential names. 

What is Kafu?

 
Kafu is our program for early-stage startups, typically in the software or hardware drone-tech spaces. If you’re selected as part of the top 100 applicants, you’ll get flights and accommodation for three team members to NGD. You’ll also get the chance to access investor meetings. The top 5 startups will each get 50,000 USD grants to take their projects to the next level, pitch to the region’s largest companies.

Get early traction

You could have the greatest idea for a startup in the world. You could even have the best team working together to build a great product. Our Kafu program offers you a unique platform to tell your story. Engage with potential future users and industry-shaping voices looking for tomorrow's top startups.

Raise funding

Meet investors from the regions most influential funds. Investor Meetings are a series of pre-scheduled meetings designed to help selected startups meet the investors that can take them to the next level.

Grow your network

Start nourishing your network before you even arrive, start connecting with like-minded people and arrange meetings through our NGD app. We have something special planned for after hours, you’ll continue making valuable connections throughout the night at the exclusive DIRIYA gathering

Does your drone-tech fit in any of these industries?

Construction

Energy

Agriculture

Logistics

Mining

EMS

Security

Mapping

CONSTRUCTION

ENERGY

AGRICULTURE

LOGISTICS

MINING

EMS

SECURITY

MAPPING

Does your team have?

Talent

Does your team have the necessary technical skills to be successful?

Experience

Where did your team come from? Showcase your wins, even the small ones!

PASSION

Does your team have the spirit to persevere through highs and lows?

ADAPTIBILITY

If necessary, is your team ready to pivot and change business model?

Is your startup?

PRE-SERiES A

You have created a working prototype of your product or service.

What to expect after applying

We'll schedule a call

We'll screen and select

Time to showcase

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