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Filipina expat in Dubai owns three apartments, wants 10
Dubai is a city that never fails to run out of success stories. Several expats tried their luck here and it all paid off eventually. Some win millions of dirhams in raffles, the others get kilos of gold and there are some who – thanks to their financial knowledge were able to successfully navigate their way into achieving good fortune. The latter is the case of Gina Gelvero – a Filipina expat based in Dubai who has been in town for more than a decade.
Gelvero’s story starts like most Filipino expat stories in Dubai: Financially illiterate and satisfied with getting their salary. During her early years in Dubai, Gelvero didn’t know much about investing her hard-earned money into another source of income; the Filipino Times reports.
It was only after thirteen years that she wised up and started buying apartments in the Philippines.
Her efforts payed off and Gelvero now owns three apartments in three different cities. She has been paying for them on a 24-month instalment basis at zero interest rate.
Currently, Gelvero is looking into purchasing another apartment in another city in the Philippines. She said that she plans to get six more apartments within 10 years – that’s one apartment every single year!
When asked about her decision to invest, Gelvero said: “I wanted to have passive income so even if I don’t work, I will have something to rely on financially. We should not just depend on our monthly salary. What if you suddenly lose your job?”
With ICONS PLATINUM funding is made quick and easy.
At ICONS we understand that obtaining funding for a start-up is crucial for business growth. Access to financial resources to assist with operational needs such as consultants, payroll, equipment, technology deployment and commercialization efforts is critical to business growth. Our team can help you navigate the funding and incentive programs offered to qualified businesses or simply business ideas. Once started, we facilitate the commercialization of our Clients services and production through our selected and qualified industry network. A guaranteed customer database for the success of the business ventures. We also evaluate financing for restructuring companies in strategic market sectors.
PLATINUM provides funding packages starting from US$ 500k – US$ 750k – US$ 1M, with syndicated financing ranging up to the project requirements.
Average Annual Interest Rates (AIR) are depending on investment risk, duration of funding required, location of project and business sector. Average Annual Interest Rate (or Return On Investment for short term loans) for investors will be proposed during the application process and will be notified to the project owner upon approval of the funding. For reference, the average interest rate for a business loan varies depending on your qualification as a borrower and the type of loan you’re applying for. In 2018, loans from traditional lenders, such as banks or credit unions, can have estimated annual percentage rates (APRs) ranging from 4% to 13%, while alternative or online loans can have estimated APRs starting from 7% upwards. The type of loan you apply for will affect the interest rate.
Funding can also be acquired against equity share with a opportunity of partnering with worldwide number one strategic partners and angel investors.
The most innovative and qualifying ideas will receive their funding in the form of a “NON-REFUNDABLE GRANT” and can avail of all the ICONS PLATINUM support in consulting and business development services extended but not limited to business acceleration services, talent identification and recruiting, education and networking. Each resource contributes to a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem. Most importantly, once approved, no asset guarantee is required upon approval of business projects and ideas.
There is no magic around success. The bridge between a dream and reality is to decide to take action and work on it. Decide to succeed! – Realize your ideal!
This program is on “invitation-only basis”. It is reserved to people that qualify for the program or who will receive an invitation by a sponsor or by ICONS PLATINUM directly. Find out more on how to get your invitation by visiting: Who can apply for funds?
To be a winner you have to think like a winner. We look forward to helping you realize your dreams and support your success.
If you have not received an invitation and desire to participate, please send an e-mail request for qualification to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Present yourself, indicate in your own words your idea, project or reason for us to evaluate. We ask you to be as specific, succinct, and explicit as possible.
Dubai FDI, the foreign direct investment promotion agency of Dubai Economy, seeks to provide innovative and modern solutions that meet the aspirations of current and future investors, Sami Al Qamzi, director-general of Dubai Economy, said on Monday.
Speaking at the opening day of Dubai Investment Week, Al Qamzi said Dubai Economy is keen to move forward, achieve sustainable development and maintain a competitive environment by developing appropriate frameworks and applying global best practices. “The establishment of the ‘Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment’ will help channel foreign direct investment globally into sustainable development,” Al Qamzi said.
He pointed out that Dubai has maintained its position as the world’s preferred destination for foreign direct investment, standing seventh in the world with total FDI inflows of Dh25.5 billion in 2016. “The emirate was also ranked third globally in terms of the number of FDI projects attracted during the same year, with 247 projects,” said Al Qamzi.
The third edition of Dubai Investment Week, which opened on Monday, witnessed the launch of several innovative initiatives, including the ‘Dubai Advantages’ report and the ‘Dubai Impact Investment Award’.
Organised by the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), Dubai Investment Week 2017 seeks to introduce investors to Dubai’s advantages as a strategic hub in the global economy, a gateway to regional growth markets and a leading smart and sustainable city of the future.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Dubai Investment Week that will run till October 19. The event has brought together government and private sector leaders from the region and beyond, representatives of banks and investment funds, official delegations and international experts in a series of dialogues, workshops, closed meetings and field visits.
A ‘leadership dialogue’ on the opening day featured prominent government and private sector leaders including Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World and Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties. They were interviewed by Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of fDi Intelligence.
Sheikh Maktoum along with Al Qamzi and Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, honoured the winners of the inaugural ‘Dubai Impact FDI Award’. Brookfield (Largest Greenfield Investment in Dubai), Alibaba Cloud Services (Largest High-Technology Investment into Dubai) and Amazon (Largest M&A Investment into Dubai) were the winners in each of the three award categories.
Al Qamzi said the ‘Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment’ would provide a unique model for global partnerships aimed at developing and financing sustainable investment projects and assessing their economic, social and environmental impact.
“Dubai is a city of the future, a gateway to promising regional markets and a global hub for business – it has all the important drivers that boost the confidence of the local and international investor community,” said Al Gergawi.
He said the logistics infrastructure in Dubai is among the best in the world and a bridge to a vast consumer market of over two billion people. “We are leveraging the Dubai Investment Week platform to keep abreast of the latest investment opportunities in the strategic and emerging economic sectors in the region and worldwide, to identify investor views and to develop policies that enhance future readiness,” said Al Gergawi.
He said the mission of the Dubai Investment Week is not only to showcase investment opportunities in Dubai, but also to present current and future investment trends and ways to promote sustainable and competitive partnerships between local and global investors.
We thank you for your interest in our Business Accelerator Engagement & Support Program. By filing in the ICONS PLATINUM-Funding Application you will have access to EQUITY FINANCE & CASH FINANCING. It will also be your unique chance to receive a “NON-REFUNDABLE GRANT” as the best and most innovative projects will be rewarded.
Fastrack for PLATINUM-Funding Applications:
To complete your “Application registration” please proceed as follows
Undertaking: I, the applicant, hereby certify that I have read and understood all the statements/questions in this application. The answers and information furnished in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that once paid the application is non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of my application and doesn’t in any way guarantee issuance of funding. I agree that I cannot cancel or amend this transaction. Any amendments are subject to a new application.
IMPORTANT: We will answer all applications and communicate the result of the application with next step instructions.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START
Looking forward to helping you realize your dreams and support your success.
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ICONS PLATINUM is an international project and has no boundaries!
The mission of ICONS PLATINUM is to create a dynamic international environment of entrepreneur-driven innovation by facilitating the commercialization of technology-based products, innovative ideas and services.
Funding location will be driven by the project requirements.
We have only a limited number of “non-refundable grants” allocations available. Rank yourself now to get the “first row” attention. Others have already taken up this opportunity and are realizing their objectives. At this very moment at least one thousand people, professionals or companies are reading this message and participating. We welcome your application. Escape from the outside world, from current daily or past life problems. Bet on yourself and your capabilities and give yourself a chance. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
In our business experience, too many times we have come across individuals and companies that never tried to implement their idea or project for lack of funding, support, fear or simply because their daily routine was more important than making their dream come true. Too often we do not want to risk our present for our future.
These are the reasons why we have developed this new investment program and business accelerator engagement & support program, to unleash the potential within each and every one of YOU.
Icons platinum is here to give you a chance! The opportunity you were waiting for! Stop for a moment and think.
What if you had the opportunity to express yourself for achieving a better future without destabilizing your present?
What if you could take that idea of yours and prove it right without giving up your current job?
What if you could finally challenge yourself and stand out from the crowd?
What if you could make your dream come true and realize your ambitions?
What if you tried it and found out that you can finally live your dream and make the change you were waiting for?
Platinum is the answer to all of this and much more!
It will give you the resources, the power and the tools, but ultimately… YOU have to switch on the light!
Sometimes you see just “mountains” and it’s hard to see the “path”! Platinum is the path!
It’s about you! Don’t be afraid to push the barrier!
Deep inside, we all have our unique and secret reasons for seeking success and give life to our ambitions, but think in terms that no one will help you be something or achieve something in your life but yourself. You have to take your life in your own hands and we will give you the tools and opportunity to express yourself.
Did you ever get an opportunity to really change your life?
Are you ready to believe in yourself?
We are ready to invest in you!
It is the moment to give yourself, your company or your idea a chance. Write your own history!
Our Angel Investors are looking for your ideas to share their success and resources with you and grow together.
Everything can change today.
It’s just the beginning of the rest of your life – make it count!
Our investment process and road map for obtaining funding:
Registration & Application Submission
Detailed Project Outline And Executive Summary
Step 1 – REGISTRATION & Application Submission(From YOU to ICONS)
Once invited, download your ICONS PLATINUM “APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS”, together with the “CANDIDATE PRESENTATION TEMPLATE” and follow the instructions. In filling-inn the forms we ask you to be as specific, succinct, and explicit as possible. We will not consider incomplete applications. Submit your application! In this initial pitch focus on the business concept, the project synopsis, the idea, the reason for finance requirement and the people behind it.
To start your “Application registration” please proceed as follows
Once your application is submitted, we will perform an initial screening to ensure your idea, project, business proposition or innovative concept is within our scope of interest. A carefully filled-out application will help you progress immensely. Should we have questions, we will contact you. The time required for this initial review for the Business Idea Validation on behalf of the investors depends on the project. It is however contained in about 2 weeks time. IMPORTANT: We will answer all applications sent in Step 1 and communicate the result of the application.
Step 3 –Non Circumvent – Non Disclosure Agreement (From ICONS to YOU)
If “Step 1” is successfully passed we will proceed in signing a “Non Circumvent – Non Disclosure Agreement” (NC-NDA) to protect your interests and your idea from being copied or misused in any way. Your data will be kept safe and secure at all times, nevertheless, at ICONS we strive for Excellence and we treasure your peace of mind in submitting sensitive data and therefore want to give you this extra guarantee. Instructions will always be sent to you as you advance in the application process. From now on you will be assigned a personal “MENTOR” to guide you through the final phases to success.
Step 4 – Detailed project outline & executive summary (From YOU to ICONS)
After the Non Circumvent – Non-Disclosure Agreement is signed and exchanged we will require you to send us the following:
Investment – Project / Idea in depth presentation;
Instructions will be sent to each candidate that will qualify.
Should your company / idea pass the Step 4 review stage, you will be invited to present in person at a screening committee meeting in which you will meet a rose of selected investors within the pool of our Venture Capital and Angel investors! At this meeting we encourage you to focus on the essentials in this pitch: Proof of concept, financials, IP, goals for funds raised, and exits (if applicable).
Step 6 – MEMBERS PRESENTATION (Exchange & technical insights)
If the committee decides to proceed, a series of due diligence exchanges with various members and the entrepreneurs will take place (further exchanges of details with Investors). If these exchanges go well, you will be invited to present to a larger body of ICONS members at a special member’s dinner in which the final investors will be revealed! A “Letter Of Interest” (LOI) will be handed over to you within this phase.
Step 7 – DUE DILIGENCE (Finalization)
Following Step 6, a due diligence luncheon is scheduled where members can go deeper into questions/answers (Q&A). If there is sufficient member interest, ICONS will proceed with financing your business concept, idea or finance requirement. In this step there will be a Terms Sheets handover and “Terms & Conditions” exchanged will be finalized and signed. Al legal matters will be addressed and finalized in this phase.
Step 8 – RELEASE of FUNDING
Once the above steps have been completed and your idea or project has been granted the requested resources, funding will be released. Funds will be transferred to the mutually agreed party entitled to receive funds in full compliance with the standing international money transfer rules and regulations.
We respect entrepreneurs and the difficult task they are undertaking. Whether or not you receive funding, we try to provide concrete feedback and are happy to help with insights and advice. We strive to treat entrepreneurs fairly and make your application process a value-added experience. ICONS connects high-quality entrepreneurs and business plans with our investor members. We help our companies with strategic advice, domain expertise, and access to our networks which offers help with recruiting, strategic relationships, and exit planning. We build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs, and many of our members are executives from ICONS-funded companies. We believe that the best relationships lead to win-win outcomes – both for entrepreneurs and our investor members.
Although we cannot guarantee funding for all the applications we receive, we underline that we pose no boundaries for sectors, industry, location, country, value, type of funding or license. The limits for funding are dictated by the project itself, its presentation and its potential. The investment committee coordinates an extensive due diligence activity that provides an insight on the potential success and the feasibility of the projects that require funding. We strive to offer a comprehensive platform of investors that address the needs of the applicants. ICONS success is reliant on the applicants success and the release of funds.