Entrepreneur & Industry Professional

Build your business and develop your career


You are an entrepreneur, a freelancer or a professional working in the design, tech and media industry looking to grow your network, expand your knowledge and expertise and develop your business.


Annual membership fee of AED 1,000/yr


Membership criteria


Currently working as an entrepreneur, freelancer or a professional in:

  • Design industry
  • Tech industry
  • Media industry

 Required application documents


  • CV
  • Passport copy
  • Business/Trade license copy (If applicable)



Access to the following services: Workshops and talks • Legal advisory • Business & financial advisory • Mentorship programme • Competitions • Workspace, facilities and equipment • Members directory • Networking and social events • Resources • Member privileges.


Membership Fee

AED 1,000/yr

Workshops and Talks


Access to a variety of workshops and training sessions for design sector professionals developed by in5/DDFC and its partners. Workshops and talks will cover a variety of subjects from business, creative skills to debates, panel discussions and market intelligence.

Mentorship Programme


In5/DDFC team matches members with industry specialists for a 3 month, personalized, one-on-one mentorship programme. The sessions are focused towards tangible career and personal development goals and are aimed at enriching members’ careers.

Legal Advisory


In5/DDFC partners with legal firms to offer members one-on-one Legal Advisory sessions. Members can get the fundamental legal support they need regarding contracts, intellectual property, legal disputes and copyright laws.

Business & Financial Advisory


In5/DDFC partners with financial and business firms to offer members access to experts, support covering business practice, financial modelling, pricing, profit and loss statements, strategy and managing cash flow.

Workspace, Facilities and Equipment


Work from any of in5’s three Innovation Centers, in addition to accessing meeting rooms and conference spaces and preferred rates when booking our specialized studios and prototyping labs.



Members can gain recognition and win awards in local, regional and international competitions.

Members Directory


The Members Directory allows members to showcase their professional profiles to promote their work, share their news and network. Visitors may search for members by name and/or discipline. The Members Directory is Dubai’s main portal to search for talent, recruit and learn about the design, tech and media sectors.

Networking and Social events


Social gatherings offer networking opportunities to connect with fellow creative peers and experts from the design, tech, and media communities.



Access to exclusive resources including market intelligence, research studies and business tool kits.

Member Privileges


Discounted and preferential rates for a variety of goods and services such as materials, equipment, trainings, workshops, support services, wellness, F&B and more.