Under the patronage of

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Organized and Supported by

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  1. September 15, 2021

    Applications open for submissions

  2. December 6, 2021

    Deadline for submissions

  3. December 27, 2021

    Semifinalists announcement

  4. February, 2022

    Semifinalists bootcamp

  5. February, 2022

    Startup Investment Forum, Conference and Awards Ceremony


About The Competition

The Startup Competition 2021-2022 is the merger between MIT Enterprise Arab Startup Competition and MIT Enterprise Saudi Startup competition. The competition aims to enable entrepreneurs and promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world. The competition pits entrepreneurs in three different tracks: Ideas, Startups, and Social Entrepreneurship. This year’s edition launches with the slogan “Empowering Today. Transforming Tomorrow” through a 7 month thrilling journey, filled with exciting activities like: top-tier training, Mentorship, Media exposure, and excellent networking opportunities, not to mention, the winning teams benefit from equity free-fund cash prizes.

Competition’s Alumni FAQ

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
  • Startup Investment Forum
    Startup Investment Forum

Competition’s Bootcamp

An intensive 3-day bootstrapping training program designed specifically for the semifinalist teams of the competition to prepare them for their upcoming pitches. The training is customized for each of the three tracks and covers topics including but not limited to scaling businesses, building business models and value propositions, customer journey mapping, fundraising, and pitching. The BootCamp also includes the flagship mentorship activity putting the participating entrepreneurs face to face with leading industry experts. Held in a different Arab city every edition, and this year, it will be held in Al-Madinah Al-Munawara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These BootCamps gather over a 100 entrepreneurs and have so far offered top-tier training for a total of 2,400 entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs Received Top Tier Trainings
Startups Established
Jobs Created By The Competition's Alumni
Equity-free funding (USD)

Under the patronage of

Governorate of Madinah Region Logo EDC Logo

Organized and Supported by

Bab Rizq Jameel Logo Community Jameel Logo
Government Partner
Investment Partner
Business Alliance Partner
Bootcamp Partner
Entrepreneurship Knowledge Partner
Innovation Partner
Hospitality Partner
Ecosystem Partner
Offical Media Partner
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