Registration deadline for the 'Pitch@Palace UAE' extended: Opportunity for Emirati entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative projects

The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development announced that the registration for the third edition of the 'Pitch@Palace UAE' competition has been extended to 20th August 2019.

This competition mainly aims to provide the Emirati entrepreneurs with an opportunity to present their ideas and creative projects in front of a worldwide audience.

Mouza Al Nasri, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Khalifa Fund, stressed upon the importance of the Pitch@Palace UAE competition and encouraged the young Emirati entrepreneurs to participate.

 “We invite Emirati innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the third edition of Pitch@Palace UAE. It is a starting point for ambitious Emirati youth to present their projects before a global audience of influential personalities, who can help them achieve global success and continuity,” she said.

The competition was launched in November 2016 in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Pitch@Palace has been able to strengthen many start-ups and SMEs in the UAE in the past. For all UAE innovators, this competition is a golden opportunity if they want their ideas to turn into reality. Moreover, the competition can help young entrepreneurs expand their businesses to a global market and make them successful. 

According to the competition’s requirements, there should be at least one UAE national in each participating team. This team member will be presenting the team’s project to a group of judges. The competition mainly revolves around science and technology as the theme of the competition, 'Technology Serving Humans', suggests.

The participants are expected to help the community with their daily life problems through the following domains of technology: virtual reality, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

The first round of the competition’s On-Tour events will be conducted in Abu Dhabi on 16th September 2019. On the other hand, the second round will be held in Dubai on 18th September 2019. A boot camp will be organized for the participants who will qualify the first two rounds. The camp will be held for two consecutive days on 6th and 7th October 2019.

The closing ceremony of the competition, where the winner will be announced, will take place on 9th October 2019. It is expected that the Government officials and local and international economic experts will be attending the closing ceremony.

The winning team of this year’s competition will participate in the fourth edition of Pitch@Palace Global to be conducted at St James’s Palace in the United Kingdom in December 2019.