• Arab Startup Competition
    Arab Startup Competition
    Stay tuned for the launch of the 12th edition on September 24th!


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About The 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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Entrepreneurs Received Top Tier Trainings
Startups Established
Jobs Created By The Competition's Alumni
Applicants Since 2006
awarded in equity free funding

Why Apply

  • Top Tier Trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Media Exposure
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Equity Free Prize Money

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