MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition 11th Edition [Call for applications]

Event overview

  • Event type:


  • Organizers:

    MITEF Pan-Arab

  • Start date

    November 27, 2017

  • End date

    November 27, 2017

Register here


Apply today for the 11th edition of the MITEF Arab Startup Competition and take part in one of the biggest startup competitions in the MENA.

The registration opened on September 3rd on the competition’s official website:, and will last until November 27, 2017.

Throughout the years, the competition has evolved to become a platform that allows Arab entrepreneurs to showcase, test and develop their creative and pioneering ideas.


Each year, the competition incorporates three tracks: the Ideas track, the Startups track and the Social Entrepreneurship track, with cumulative cash prizes of $160,000.

The teams that qualify for the semi-finals will be announced on January 12, 2018, and will be invited to participate in preparatory activities that compromise trainings and workshops. The timing and location will be announced at a later stage.

In the final stages of the competition, the most promising teams will be crowned winners from each of the three tracks.

In addition to monetary rewards, they will also benefit from advanced training sessions, personal mentorship and guidance, not to mention a great deal of media coverage and excellent networking opportunities.

The MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition will conclude with an event organized over

the course of 3 days in April 2018 where the winners will be announced in an official awards


For more information on this year’s MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition

registration process, eligibility and judging criteria, as well as the planned roadshows, please visit:

Register here



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