Connecting the Kingdom
December 10-11 2019

Submit your idea to the Ideathon competition for a chance to pitch on stage at the Arabnet Riyadh!

The Ideathon competition aims to showcase the best of regional entrepreneurs with great ideas to an enthusiastic crowd of investors, incubators, media and digital professionals, and connect them with the latest developments in the digital world. Submit your idea to the Ideathon competition for a chance to pitch on stage at Arabnet Riyadh.

Submitting Your Startup

Eligibility Criteria
  • The Idea has to be related to web and mobile
  • The Idea should not be a functional startup

Judges

A panel of judges will review the submissions and shortlist the finalists for the competition. Judging will be based on the following criteria: value proposition, target market, competitive advantage, business model and innovation. Based on the results, 10 finalists and 5 runners-up will be chosen.

Deadline to apply: October 31
Finalists will be announced: November 11

Submitting Your Brilliant Idea!

Take your time filling in the form and follow the guidelines to ensure a complete submission. Incomplete submissions may not be approved. When you submit to the Ideathon, your application gets processed by our team to make sure it is complete and meets the eligibility criteria.
Submit Your Idea

Finalists

Receive 1 free pass for the full event.

Present their idea for 2 minutes at Arabnet Riyadh. [Finalists will be given several rounds of guided training and feedback on their presentation for the conference]

Being part of Arabnet Alumni Club and benefiting from all its offerings

Runners-Up

In the event that a finalist can't make it to the event, gets disqualified, or withdraws, the runners up will be contacted to replace finalists based on their order.

Winners

Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on December and will receive cash prizes to help them make their ideas come true.

Registering to Attend the Conference

When you submit to the Ideathon competitions, your application gets processed by our team to make sure it’s complete and meets the eligibility criteria.
Upon approval, you will receive an email titled "Your Ideathon Submission Has Been Approved!", which contains a promo-code that looks like this: X3QHHKZLmJ0. The promo-code is valid for one use only.
Go to the registration page and enter the promo-code to receive the discounted Entrepreneur rate for the conference . Only Startup Battle and Ideathon applicants will be eligible for the Entrepreneur rate.

Pitching

Ideathon Finalists pitch on stage at Arabnet Riyadh 2019 on December 10 and are required to be there one day in advance for the last round of pitch training at the Conference venue.
Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on December 11

  • 1st Place:
    Rado - It's an app used to read essentially CT and MRI images and give medical report about it by radiologist doctors
  • 2nd Place:
    Meshwari - A platform that compiles all the prices of all the cab-hailing apps, which helps the customer to choose an app to book from.
  • 3rd Place:
    Dada - An application that helps parents rent smart strollers anywhere they are.

Book your spot