In line with the biggest event during this year Expo 2020 Dubai, we open the competition to technology startups who have solutions in the fields of Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity. Open to all entrepreneurs based or planning to move to the UAE, participants are required to submit their business ideas in line with these categories. The entries will be critiqued by a high-level judging panel and participants who qualifies will attend two full-day workshops on mentorship, building relationships, and developing a full business plan.

Full Criteria and eligibility for entering can be found on “Apply Now” page.



The requirement to stay in equilibrium with the world around us never been more important. We look for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions in alternative food sources, water, and renewable and clean energy that will contribute to preserving our environment in alignment with UAE Green Economy vision 2021.


Mobility and logistics has always been one of the important aspects for the growth and development of the city of Dubai. We look for smart solutions that ease mobility for trade, logistics, import/export, and supply chain.


We believe that technology can provide new opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate in all avenues and sectors. Digital transformation of our daily activities to bring more efficiency and productivity is key for a Smart city like Dubai. In this category, we look for two kinds of startup companies:

Young ventures that support development of people by providing educational smart employment and career development solutions

Young ventures with innovative enterprise solutions to boost growth of their B2B clients



AED 150,000
Total in prize money for Top three finalists

Top 10 Startups:
Opportunity to meet potential partners and investors during the final ceremony
Opportunity to exhibit at Expo 2020 and showcase your startup to the world

Top 50 Startups:
Benefit from a 4 Day Pitch Bootcamp
Pitch to a professional panel that is comprised of mentors, advisors, and potential investors

Startup Support Package:
Mentorship opportunities
Overseas Trade Missions, Dubai Chamber events and trainings



Submission deadline is 3rd of March 2020

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