GCC Corridor

A Blueprint for Market Entry & Growth in ‘The Region’


A strategic initiative curated for founders eager to navigate and capitalize on the diverse opportunities within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets. Gain insights and skills needed to navigate and flourish in this dynamic economic landscape, ensuring accelerated growth for your venture. Your gateway to success in the thriving GCC region starts here.

Qafila: Launchpad into the GCC

Embedded within the broader initiative to forge a robust India-GCC SaaS Corridor, is Qafila. This selective, high-impact event connects SaaS founders with GCC’s tech decision-makers, catalyzing partnerships with potential to scale your business in a fast-evolving market. Limited to just 40 startups.

The Business Landscape

Defining the Opportunity

The GCC region is quickly shedding its image as merely an oil-rich territory, emerging as a burgeoning hub for digital innovation and transformation. With the might of governments behind this shift, Dubai, the region’s gleaming metropolis, has become a hub for this leap, while Saudi Arabia continues to rapidly open doors, presenting a lucrative landscape for SaaS businesses.

The ‘GCC Corridor’ explores this dynamic market and its characteristic potential – A remarkably collaborative buyer mindset, that offers a fertile ground for SaaS products to evolve in partnership with receptive users. Moreover, the region’s lower price sensitivity amplifies its allure, positioning the GCC not only as ripe for immediate opportunity but also as a strategic launchpad into the coveted North American geography. This narrative forms the blueprint that we seek to decode for founders looking to chart their course.

Raison d’etre

Answering the Why

The GCC region is an enigmatic blend of opulent tradition and modern business acumen. SaaS companies eager to scale have set their sights on this market, only to grapple with its complex cultural, legal, and operational differences. The intrigue surrounding the GCC is tangible; the excitement is palpable.

At SaaSBoomi events, over aromatic coffees and in the hush of late-night discussions, founders frequently voice their eagerness to dive into the market. Yet, eagerness is often shadowed by the looming questions of timing, tactics, and connections.

The GCC Corridor is the compass for such ventures. It’s an initiative driven by the need to demystify the GCC’s market intricacies and to empower SaaS businesses with the knowledge to make informed market entry decisions.

Deconstructing GCC Corridor

Exploration: Unearthing the Potential

Decipher the complexities and potentials of the GCC market. We provide a panoramic view, highlighting the region’s opportunities and pitfalls, and guiding you in evaluating whether the GCC’s market dynamics align with your growth trajectory.

Intelligence: Charting the Terrain

Readying for market entry transforms from daunting to actionable. Our initiative equips you with go-to-market strategies and ground-level insights into multiple aspects of the business. Call them—the essentials for establishing a formidable presence in the region.

Acceleration: Fueling Expansion

For those already making inroads in the market, we serve as a springboard to amplify your growth. By providing access to pivotal market development initiatives, industry connections, and exclusive networking events.

A cornerstone of the India-GCC SaaS Corridor initiative. Qafila is carefully curated to bring together SaaS founders and influential tech decision-makers in the GCC. The result? Powerful partnerships to propel your business in a dynamic and swiftly changing market. An opportunity extended to just 60 startups, ensuring an environment of exclusivity and high potential.

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Decoding GCC: Founder’s Compass

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Meet the team

Aastha Sharma

Founder & Director, Veris

Amrutha Jalihal

Senior Manager – Community & Initiatives, SaaSBoomi

Avinash Raghava

Founding Volunteer & CEO, SaaSBoomi

Dhruvil Sanghvi

CEO, LogiNext

Harshit Agarwal

CEO, Appknox

Jayashree V Mohan

Partner, QED Corporate Advisors

Kapil Makhija

CEO, Unicommerce

Millusha Fernandes

Content Manager, SaaSBoomi

Rashid Khan

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Yellow.ai

Suresh Sambandam

CEO, Kissflow

Yash Sultania

Co-Founder & CEO, Survey2Connect

Meet the Mentors

Ashish Tulsian

CEO at Posist, POSist

Dhruvil Sanghvi

CEO, LogiNext

Mrigank Tripathi

Cheif Growth Officer, PeopleStrong

Sachin Bhatia

Co-founder, Exotel

Yash Sultania

Co-Founder & CEO, Survey2Connect