• Arab Startup Competition


About Arab Startup Competition

The Arab Startup Competition is a yearly competition run by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab that pits entrepreneurs in 3 different tracks: Ideas Track, Startups Track and Social Entrepreneurship Track. The winning entrepreneurs are awarded prizes worth more than USD 160K and benefit from a range of other activities, including top tier training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure, and great networking opportunities.

Startups Track

Caters to legally registered companies. Applicants should have a working prototype and ideally some user traction and some sales.

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Ideas Track

Caters to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. Applicants are not required to have a prototype, sales or have their service registered as a company.

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Social Entrepreneurship Track

Caters to companies whose core product or service addresses a social problem.

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Why Apply

  • Top Tier Trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Media Exposure
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Equity Free Prize Money
Entrepreneurs Received Top Tier Trainings
Startups Established
Jobs Created By The Competition's Alumni
Applicants Since 2006
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5 December 2017

Application Submission Deadline

18,19 April 2018

Final Event

Last Year's Winners

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With the support of

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