Startup Championship

Rise from local to global!

Applications for local rounds are now open.

The best of the best startups in the region - 3 winners from each participating country –
will have the opportunity to compete at a regional level, and go global!
APPLY TO YOUR LOCAL ROUND
Startups must
  • Be less than 2 years old
  • Have less than 30 employees
  • Have less than $2M in investment
  • Be functional before competition deadline
  • Be a digital service or product
10 Country round finalists receive
  • A free booth
  • 2 free passes to the conference
  • Pitch training
  • Joining the Arabnet alumni program
  • Access to the Matchup
3 Country round winners receive
  • A free booth at the Summit
  • 2 passes to attend the Summit
  • Enrollment in the Championship pitches at the Summit
  • Flight and accomodation to Dubai to take part
  • Access to the Matchup at the Summit
  • In kind prizes from partners (TBA)
1 Championship winner receives
  • $ 20,000
  • Acceleration scholarship
    in Silicon Valley
  • In-kind prizes from partners

Patricipating Cities

  • Baghdad
    • Date
      September 16-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      August 19-20
  • Cairo
    • Date
      August 26-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      July 29-20
  • Amman
    • Date
      July 22-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      June 24-20
  • Tunis
    • Date
      June 29-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      June 01-20
  • Casablanca
    • Date
      June 25-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      May 27-20
  • Beirut
    • Date
      May 28-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      April 26-20
  • Abu Dhabi
    • Date
      April 09-20
    • Venue
    • Application Deadline
      March 17-20
  • Kuwait
    • Date
      March 18-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      February 19-20
  • Muscat
    • Date
      February 27-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      January 30-20
  • Jeddah
    • Date
      February 04-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      January 08-20
  • Dubai
    • Date
      January 16-20
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      December 16-19
  • Riyadh
    • Date
      December 10-19
    • Venue
      Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC)
    • Application Deadline
      October 31-19
  • Bahrain
    • Date
      October 30-19
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      October 01-19

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