Rise of the Innovation Kingdom
December 12-13 2018

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 the 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

Submitting Your Brilliant Idea

Please be patient; take your time filling in the form and follow the guidelines to ensure a complete submission. Incomplete submissions may not be approved.

Submitting your idea should take approximately 20 minutes.

Deadline for applications is November 28
Submit Your Idea


  • 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


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 will be announced during the closing ceremony 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.


StartUp Battle and Ideathon Finalists pitch on stage at the Arabnet Riyadh on (Date TBC), and are required to be there one day in advance for the last round of pitch training at the conference.

Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony.
For visa-request invitation letters kindly send an email to: Startdp@arabnet.me
Arabnet Riyadh 2017 Winners:
1st Place: Dolaby - An online shopping platform for new and pre-owned fashion items which allow users to list their items in less than a minute. 
2nd Place: Ibrah - An app that helps people to order tailors to their own houses.
3rd Place: Teller App - A new social payment and global cash delivery app powered by immutable blockchain technology

Want to contact us regarding the Ideathon Competition? Send an email to startupdb@arabnet.me

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