Free

MITEF Arab Startup Competition Conference & Awards Ceremony

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah Island

The Galleria

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

View Map

Event description
The 13th edition of MITEF Arab Startup Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi in partnership with Community Jameel, Hub71, ADGM, and KAUST.

About this Event

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), Hub71 (Main Partner), ADGM (Industry Partner), KAUST (Innovation Partner), Zain Group (Digital Partner), Flat6Labs (Acceleration Partner), Aldar Properties (Supporting Partner), with the support of Roland Berger.

Schedule:

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Registration and startup exhibition
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Welcome Addresses
  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm | Keynote The Next IT: Innovation Transformation & The Technologies of Virtuous Cycles | Speaker: Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm | Panel Discussion | TBD
  • 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm | Coffee Break
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm | Keynote Human Renaissance in the Era of Robots | Speaker: Alberto Levy, Innovation Evangelist and International Lecturer
  • 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm | Panel Discussion | TBD
  • 6:40 pm - 7:00 pm | Announcement of winners
  • 7:00 pm onward | Networking Reception

Download the official MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab mobile application on Google Play and the App Store

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah Island

The Galleria

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved