Beyond the Pitch
Beyond the Pitch is a new startup program open to all UAE Youth (18-25 years old) with an idea for a technology based venture that supports the UAE’s commitment to establishing an innovative and diversified economy.
Beyond the Pitch addresses a critical gap created by hackathons and pitch competitions, and elevates startups to a scalable business. Selected startups will evolve through customer development and creating a validated business model while being supported with personalized training, mentorship and skill building from specific mentors.
Made in the UAE
Cost and time effective solutions to improve UAE residents’ traveling experience
Create innovative, practical & eco-friendly solutions for UAE’s future sustainable growth
Diversity & Society
Create Inclusive social environment for the diverse UAE population
Promote the mission of UAE Office of the Minister of State for Happiness & Wellbeing
Enhance the development of a first-rate education system in the UAE
Promote healthy lifestyle & preventive care to improve overall health of UAE residents
Applicants must be a UAE resident of any nationality between the age of 18-25 (high school students are discouraged from applying)
Teams are preferred over individual applicants
Applicants must submit an existing project that they have worked on in the past year (examples include Hackathon submissions, pitch competition presentations, course projects, current startup ventures)
Final Teams Announced
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
April 16, 2018
Cash prize for winning Teams!
UAE Youth Empowerment Partner