23 - 26 November 2020


Start-up City is at the heart of innovation where you will meet start-ups presenting the most disruptive technologies that will shape the future of the construction industry. 

Congratulations to TENDERD - the winners of the 2019 Start-up City Pitch Competition - who took away the ultimate prize of $25,000 including a dedicated marketing package to take their business to the next step!


2019 Pitch Competition Winner: TENDERD


Heavy Equipment Rental Marketplace for Middle East and North Africa

Visit website: www.tenderd.com

"Winning the Start-Up City Pitch Competition gave us validation that our technological solutions will help shape the construction industry in time to come - so thank you for believing in us. In addition, throughout the four days of exhibiting at The Big 5 we met many potential clients and partners. It was great!"

- Chong Siong, VP Growth, TENDERD


TENDERD photo gallery




Would you like to attend Start-up City 2020?

  • The newest products suitable for the UAE market
  • Scalable businesses to support your projects
  • The latest tech disruptors

What will you learn at the Pitch Competition

  • How can the exhibiting start-ups help your business innovate?
  • How can you apply the new tech to your projects?
  • What benefits can you expect to see?


2019 Start-up City Pitch Competition Judges

Kavya Agarwal
Investment Associate

Said Karram
Project Director
Consolidated Contractors Company

Robyn Brazzil

Imad Itani
Innovation Manager

Ned Jaroudi
Startup Business Development Lead
Amazon Web Services

Cinar Kurra
Chief Executive Officer
Catalyst - A Masdar-BP Initiative

2019 Start-up City Partners

Community Partner

Eco-system Partner

Eco-system Partner