MITEF Saudi Startups Competition

    MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. We inform, connect, and coach technology entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. Founded in 2015 with the goal of promoting and enriching the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, we aim to celebrate and support all potential startups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom through our Startups and Ideas Competition. The MITEF Saudi Arabia competition focuses on attracting high potential social and business startups and ideas in all social and business fields. Participating in this competition will give you local and international exposure and recognition through MIT Enterprise Forum Global, as well as through MIT Technology Review, a media company wholly owned by MIT. As a part of the MITEF Pan Arab Region, the winners of the MITEF Saudi Arabia Competition will be invited to participate in the 9th MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition.

    Every competing entry must comprise at least one Saudi national. To enter the competition, you must apply through our website Semi-finalist teams must attend in person the Workshop, Conference & Final Award Ceremony held each year in a different Saudi capital. At least one member per team must attend the workshop. The MIT Enterprise Forum Saudi Startup Competition has 3 tracks: Ideas, Startups, Social Entrepreneurship. Each of the first 3 mentioned tracks have 3 Rounds. In Round 1, teams must fill and submit an online application that consists of two sections: Management Team: that accounts for 30 points of the Grade Project/Startup Profile: that accounts for 70 points of the Grade In Round 1, applications are accepted in English, and Arabic

    Deadline: Sat, December 19, 2020

    Application Criteria

    Industry: Creative, Space Tech, Productivity apps, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, Technology, Transport, Renewable Energy, Blockchain, Real Estate, Entertainment & Music, Water, Video & Animation, Telecom, Education, Food & Beverage, Fintech, Robotics, IoT, E-commerce, Homecare, HR & Recruitment, Audio and Media, Hardware, Cryptocurrency, Insurance, Agriculture, Multimedia, Gaming, Events, AR/VR, Advertising and Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Sports & Fitness, Consumer Services, Aerospace, Security, Construction, Professional/Corporate Services

    Development Stage: Idea exploration, SEED, Acquired, Growth, Idea development, Launch, Prototype testing, Maturity

    Geographical Focus: Saudi Arabia (KSA)

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