Startup Zone

200+ startup companies will showcase their talent and technology in the Startup Zone.

You will network and connect with capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, or you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, Arab Innovation – Startup Zone is for you.


Present your business to 10,000+ delegates and 200+ investors in the expo


Present your business to investors, press & founders

Be Inspired

Distinguished forward-thinkers, investors and mentors share their knowledge in a wide range of discussions, interactions, and workshop

Make Connections

Exhibiting startups will have access to “Future Shares” Lounge where startups and investors interact. These meetings give you the chance to ask for advice, get funding or simply expand your venture capital network for the future.


Pitch Competition

Arab Innovation brings 10 of the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the award and the attention of media and investors. The judges include top VCs and entrepreneurs.

Arab Innovation reviews the applicants and makes the selection based on the team, product and market potential. Successful applicants are notified one month before the event.

Selected startups will get to pitch their startups in front of a distinguished investor panels, investors and media.

Winner will be crowned as the Arab Innovation’s 2018 Startup of the year.

Participation is free and open to all startups.

Startup Awards Sponsors

First prize: IP Services, given by way of pro bono legal advice, to the value of AED 10,000, to the most technologically innovative project.
Second prize: One coaching session, with a patent attorney and innovation expert, to the runner up of most technologically innovative project.

Incubation program for 3 months.

Feature Story for the top 3 startups.

Snippets from Arab Innovation Pitch Competition

Arab Innovation Pitch Competition Winners

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