• Arab Startup Competition
On September 24th, MIT EF Pan Arab kicked off the 12th edition of the Arab Startup competition, organised in partnership with Community Jameel, World Bank as International Partner and Touch as strategic partner. The application submission deadline is on December 10th, 2018. This year's final award ceremony and conference will be held in Beirut, Lebanon on March 29th for the first time since its creation #ASC2019
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Competition's Launch

September 24, 2018

Deadline of Submission

December 10, 2018

Semifinalists Announcement

January 14, 2019


February 26 and 27, 2019

2 Day Event

March 28 and 29, 2019

About The Competition

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition (ASC) is a yearly competition initiated by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab since 2006. This annual competition is designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arab Region. ASC pits entrepreneurs in three different tracks: Ideas, Startups and Social Entrepreneurship Track. The winning teams are awarded 160K USD in equity free fund and benefit from a range of other activities including top tier trainings, mentorship, coaching, media exposure and great networking opportunities.


Why Apply

  • Top Tier Trainings
    Top Tier Trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Media Exposure
    Media Exposure
  • Networking Opportunities
    Networking Opportunities
  • Equity Free Prize Money
    Equity Free Prize Money
Entrepreneurs Received Top Tier Trainings
Startups Established
Jobs Created By The Competition's Alumni
Equity-free funding

In partnership with

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International partner

In collaboration with

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With the support of

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Community Partners

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