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

  • Kuwait
    • Date
      October 08-18
    • Venue
      Arraya Ballroom
    • Application Deadline
      Closed
  • Riyadh
    • Date
      December 11-18
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      Closed
  • Muscat
    • Date
      July 17-18
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      Closed
  • Beirut
    • Date
      July 17-18
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      Closed
  • Casablanca
    • Date
      July 17-18
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      Closed
  • Dubai
    • Date
      July 17-18
    • Venue
      TBA
    • Application Deadline
      Closed

2017-2018 scholarship partner

  • Silicon Valley

2017-2018 media partners

  • Magnit
    Supporting Partner
  • Premier
    TV Partner

2017-2018 in-kind prizes partners

  • facebook
  • Bayt
  • SMELAW
  • Ali Baba

Looking for
a Startup

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