Beyond the Pitch

A Startup Program Open to all UAE Youth

February 8 – April 16, 2019

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

BTP 2019 Information Session

Anchor Partners 2019

  • The program supports technology enabled ventures to help establish an innovative and diversified economy

  • Under themes aligned with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the top 15 projects will be selected to participate in the program

 

3-Month Program

1 Cycle Per Year

12 – 15 Teams Per Program

Program Themes

Climate Action– Projects that promote responsible management and tracking of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change

Sustainable Food & Agriculture – Innovative ideas in areas of agriculture and food technology (food waste and distribution)

Green Cities – Resource efficient solutions to facilitate Green Transportation and Green Living (ways of reducing air pollution and the environmental impact of buildings)

Circular Economy – Innovative and practical solutions to prevent waste and transform materials into resources for other uses

 

  • Basic Entrepreneurship Skills: Hands-on workshops and training on topics of Ideation and Product <> Market Fit, Market-sizing and Customer Acquisition, Business Model Canvas (BMC), Storytelling
  • Continuous Mentoring: Mentoring and feedback sessions throughout the challenge by the startAD team, and by our mentor pool of industry experts, university faculty and startup founders
  • Develop A Business Model:  By the end of the Beyond the Pitch Program, participants will have learned a scalable and repeatable process to create a validated business model through experimentation and customer development

 

 

  • UAE residents of any nationality aged 18-25
  • Teams are preferred over individual applicants
  • A project cannot have received prior funding more than USD 10,000
  • The startup project must be technology enabled and have the potential to scale up and have a globla impact
  • Applicants should apply with an exisiting project they have worked on during a hackathon, ptich competion, business plan competion, or other coursework or research

Program Outline

Ideation & Product <> Market Fit

February 8-9, 2019

 

Presentation Skills Workshop

March 31, April 1, 2019

 

BMC, Market Sizing & Competition

February 15-16, 2019

 

Program Mid-way Check Point

March 13-14, 2019

 

Startup Showcase Day

April 16, 2019

 

Go-to Market Strategies Workshop

March 2, 2019

 

Mock Pitching Session

April 7, 2019

 

Highlights from Beyond the Pitch 2018

Participants

Teams

Emirates

Female Participation

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