Business Setup

We believe in our startups and are committed to assisting them in graduating and growing. We understand how difficult it is to bring your idea to life, which is why we have made the entry procedure into our incubator extremely easy with a simplified business set up process at exceptionally affordable rates. Post the incubation period at in5 for maximum three years, in5 Startup may avail special lease rates at TECOM business districts affiliated to us

Why join in5

business setup
Creative co-working spaces
and specialised facilities
Workshops and
networking events
Investor access


Subsidized License and Lease Pricing during in5 Incubation

The Licensing Authority for a business setup is Dubai Development Authority and the Legal Structure offered to in5 companies is a Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC).  A BVI/Offshore company can be a 100% shareholder of a Startup FZ-LLC Company.  View the permitted business activities.

Lease Price at Subsidized Price (AED)Year 1Year 2Year 3
Co-Working Desk at in5 Buildings**12,00015,00018,000
Dedicate Office at in5 Buildings**30,00035,00040,000
Lease discounts are considered for Commercial offices at TECOM Group. 

Visa/Establishment Card Pricing

Establishment Card*** AED 2,000 Issuance Authority GDRFA
Personnel Sponsorship Agreement AED 2,500/person Waived up to 4 visas for first 3 years of company incorporation.
Visa/Person (Out of Country)**** AED 1,630/person Cost includes Emirates ID Card and Medical Test
Visa/Person (In-Country)**** AED3,130/person

*Full license pricing of AED 15,000/annum is applicable after in5 incubation tenure of maximum up to 3-Years.

**As part of TECOM Occupancy Agreement, Appendix B Clause 4.2.2, it is mandatory to submit third party public liability insurance.  Click here for details.

***An Establishment Card is mandatory to apply for a visa. Establishment Card expiry date is matched with license expiry date. The Establishment Card is exempted for companies not applying for visas or work permits under their sponsorship.

****Validity of visa and prices are subject to change by 3rd party service providers GDRFA, EIDA & DHA. Please refer to AXS for the full visa pricing list.

How to Apply ?

Follow the steps to join the dynamic success driven world of in5.



Founders and entrepreneurs apply to the incubation program submitting an online application , including relevant material and information about their concept and business model.



The in5 team shortlists candidates based on various eligibility criteria & invites selected candidates to present.



Shortlisted start-ups present their venture to a committee consisting of various industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs, and answer the committee’s questions.



The steering committee selects start-ups and admits them to the incubator. During their incubation period, startups access to various benefits that span the incubation value chain.



On completion of the incubation phase, start-ups graduate and become part of the in5 alumni network.