The Arab Startup Competition is the leading and longest-running program of its kind in the region designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. The competition has created +14,000 Jobs, supported and accelerated the establishment of 430+ startups and trained more than 2,300 entrepreneurs. Each year we wrap up the edition with a conference and an awards ceremony that gathers the brightest minds in innovation, technology, investment, and startup communities in the region and abroad in an effort to glean insight into the innovations that shape the world economy and local businesses.
The theme for the 13th edition is ‘Lead for a Better World’, which aims to leverage technology’s potential in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset which promises long-lasting impact on societies. The event will include keynote addresses and panel discussions addressing the theme from different angles.
The conference & awards ceremony is held in partnership with Community Jameel (Main Partner), KAUST (Innovation Partner), Zain Group (Digital Partner), Flat6Labs (Acceleration Partner), with the support of Roland Berger.