ASC Virtual Conference and Awards Ceremony

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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), KAUST (Innovation Partner), Zain Group (Digital Partner), Flat6Labs (Acceleration Partner), with the support of Roland Berger.

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Schedule

· Stage
Introduction and opening remarks
· Stage
Keynote speech | Going Beyond Remote: How The Next ‘AI’ Transforms Entrepreneurial Performance by Michael Schrage, Research Fellow with MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy
· Stage
Keynote speech | Black Swan events and VUCA: What it Means for Startups by Alberto Levy, International MBA Professor at IE Business School and Innovation Evangelist
· Stage
Panel discussion | Disruption as usual: An inspiring overview of different players in different parts of the startup ecosystem that are moving along in "business as usual" mode despite everything happening with COVID-19.
· Stage
Announcement of winners
· Expo
Networking and Expo

The event is over

Hosted by

MITEF Pan Arab

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide.

Community Jameel | Founding Partner

Community Jameel | Founding Partner

A global philanthropy committed to creativity, entrepreneurship, technology and youth

KAUST | Innovation Partner

KAUST | Innovation Partner

KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.

Zain | Digital Partner

Zain | Digital Partner

Zain believes that today’s innovators are tomorrow’s differentiators

Roland Berger | Knowledge Partner

Roland Berger | Knowledge Partner

Roland Berger is a leading management and strategy consultancy firm with global and regional footprints. Its entrepreneurial spirit has shaped its growth and fueled its outstanding achievements since 1967.

Flat6Labs | Acceleration Partner

Flat6Labs | Acceleration Partner

Flat6Labs is a regional startup accelerator program that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas.

3Dit Medical | Startups Track

3Dit Medical | Startups Track

Passionate about creative thought and development in 3D printing technologies and its alignment to the medical field, we provide innovative 3D printing medical solutions through customized products.

AT-HOME-DOC | Startups Track

AT-HOME-DOC | Startups Track

Get better and stay better at the comfort of your home.

BeamBot SAL | Startups Track

BeamBot SAL | Startups Track

BeamBot is an intelligent video analytics platform that collects real time video data and transforms it to actionable insights.

Carbon Mobile GmbH | Startups Track

Carbon Mobile GmbH | Startups Track

Accelerating The Adoption Of Advanced Materials In Personal Electronics.

Dalooni | Startups Track

Dalooni | Startups Track

We monetize word of mouth

Fruits360 | Startups Track

Fruits360 | Startups Track

Decision Making is a Piece of fruit

Gradsgate | Startups Track

Gradsgate | Startups Track

Alumni Management Software

Hakawatyy (Telp) | Startups Track

Hakawatyy (Telp) | Startups Track

Hakawatyy, interactive online storytelling sessions

Hayatech | Startups Track

Hayatech | Startups Track

Fostering an ecosystem around wellness

Himitso | Startups Track

Himitso | Startups Track

Himitso specialized in providing Imagination Building System

Iris Technologies | Startups Track

Iris Technologies | Startups Track

We help beekeeper recognize beehives' harmful event using our SmartBee devices

Mruna | Startups Track

Mruna | Startups Track

BiomWeb - Nature-Based Sanitation Infrastructure

paynas | Startups Track

paynas | Startups Track

We unlock the resources SMEs need to grow, improving the day-to-day operations of businesses and lives of employees.

PointCheckout | Startups Track

PointCheckout | Startups Track

Pay with your loyalty points anywhere

Pravica | Startups Track

Pravica | Startups Track

A unified communication suite, meets the WEB 3.0 standards and utilizes Blockchain technology to empowering user's privacy and security.

Singularity Computing | Startups Track

Singularity Computing | Startups Track

The Engineering Intelligence Platform

Soul Artists | Startups Track

Soul Artists | Startups Track

The Worlds Artist Platform

sysGravity | Startups Track

sysGravity | Startups Track

Converged Endpoint Controller for Modern workforce

Tawazon | Startups Track

Tawazon | Startups Track

The first meditation and mindfulness app in Arabic

Trella | Startups Track

Trella | Startups Track

Making trucking more efficient, reliable & convenient. Truck with Trella.

TULPAR | Startups Track

TULPAR | Startups Track

BUYAN Self-Sealing Composite Coating Saving The Environment by Preventing Fuel Leakage.

Aounak | Ideas Track

Aounak | Ideas Track

Aounak company for online services

BLOCKSupplAI | Ideas Track

BLOCKSupplAI | Ideas Track

Next Reality of Supply Chain Management with Blockchain and AI

Bots Factory | Ideas Track

Bots Factory | Ideas Track

Banki, taking complexity out of mobile banking

Decapolis | Ideas Track

Decapolis | Ideas Track

Your trusted platform for guaranteed food quality worldwide

Devyzer | Ideas Track

Devyzer | Ideas Track

Your smart development assistant

Draw It | Ideas Track

Draw It | Ideas Track

A tool to understand child psychology

Firnas Aero | Ideas Track

Firnas Aero | Ideas Track

Providing Drone as a Service to Industrial complexes

Ghallah | Ideas Track

Ghallah | Ideas Track

A management system for date farms

Herodot Studio (Historio) | Ideas Track

Herodot Studio (Historio) | Ideas Track

A Gaming Studio for History.

Honey Flow Africa | Ideas Track

Honey Flow Africa | Ideas Track

Honey Flow Africa digitizes beekeeping using AI and IoT

INFRASTIC | Ideas Track

INFRASTIC | Ideas Track

The new face of Sustainable Construction in the Middle East

Morta | Ideas Track

Morta | Ideas Track

A project management automation platform, connecting the construction industry.

MyelinS | Ideas Track

MyelinS | Ideas Track

Software company for space robotics and exploration

RafiQ | Ideas Track

RafiQ | Ideas Track

Arabic virtual assistant that understands voice commands in user's local dialect with localized experience

Revotonix | Ideas Track

Revotonix | Ideas Track

Buidling the new generation of social

Uvera | Ideas Track

Uvera | Ideas Track

Long-lasting Fresh Food

Aya Animations | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Aya Animations | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Values-based Edutainment for Kids

Baramoda | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Baramoda | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Producing customized organic fertilizers based on the soil type, crop needs, and the goal of cultivation.

Beanboat | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Beanboat | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Rethinking coffee

Blatt Boutique | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Blatt Boutique | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Sustainable tiles and building products

CSB-SHOP (creative space) | Social Entrepreneurship Track

CSB-SHOP (creative space) | Social Entrepreneurship Track

A platform for socially conscious brands

EAZYTRON | Social Entrepreneurship Track

EAZYTRON | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Making technical solutions for people with disabilities to react with technology.

Entaleq | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Entaleq | Social Entrepreneurship Track

No Barriers

FlowLess | Social Entrepreneurship Track

FlowLess | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Smart Water Solutions

Green WATECH | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Green WATECH | Social Entrepreneurship Track

LOW COST, ECOLOGICAL & SUSTAINABLE solution to sanitation service for non-sewered without access to sanitation service.

Jaleesa | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Jaleesa | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Jaleesa: Connecting the parents with trained and trusted babysitters anytime anywhere

Kashat | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Kashat | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Financial Inclusion App offering Nano loans to help the unbanked cultivate a financial identity

PraxiLabs | Social Entrepreneurship Track

PraxiLabs | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Experience A Virtual World Of Science Education

ReBootKamp (RBK) | Social Entrepreneurship Track

ReBootKamp (RBK) | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Hacking a better future

Robotna | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Robotna | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Building Generation that will change the world

Sadeq | Social Entrepreneurship Track

Sadeq | Social Entrepreneurship Track

First Arabic assistance for parents

SYAG | Social Entrepreneurship Track

SYAG | Social Entrepreneurship Track

For the Youth, By the Youth