23 - 26 November 2020
11:00 - 19:00 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE #BIG5EXHIBITION

Bringing innovation into construction

As the construction industry is changing rapidly, so are the solutions and technology that surround it and businesses must adapt swiftly in order to remain competitive.

Start-up City is The Big 5’s response to this need and it offers the opportunity to start-ups to showcase their solutions designed to push the  construction sector forward.

Start-ups from 7 countries

2019 saw the participation of 14 start-ups from 7 countries, including the first Greek pavilion supported by Enterprise Greece.

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"If you are a start-up looking for exposure or to test the Middle Eastern markets, you should definitely consider The Big 5 Start-up City. We met high quality customers from across the region and we had an overall great experience with many follow ups."

- Lawrence Rankin, CEO, Nuwvuw

 

 


 

Why exhibit

Validate your product in the market

Build your brand

Generate qualified leads

Network with industry stakeholders & investors

A complete exhibiting package:

  • A fully equipped exhibiting space
  • Online listing on The Big 5 website
  • Marketing support by a team of experts
  • Training for the pitch competition

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The Pitch Competition

All exhibiting start-ups can enter the highly regarded Start-up City Pitch Competition, which is an additional opportunity to magnify your brand recognition plus you will stand a chance to win $25,000 ($5,000 in cash and $20,000 in marketing promotion).

Included in the competition:

  • A pitch training with an expert to prep you for the competition.
  • 3 minutes to pitch your product, followed by 3 additional minutes of Q&A
  • Expert judging panel
  • Amplified visibility
  • Winning prize of $25,000 ($5,000 in cash and $20,000 in marketing promotion)

 

CASE STUDY: How TENDERD closed deals over USD 30,000 at Start-up City 2019

 

TENDERD is a heavy equipment rental marketplace for Middle East and North Africa. By exhibiting at The Big 5, TENDERD was able to meet the right people, gain brand recognition and tailor their services to the market needs.

"Throughout the four days of exhibiting at Start-up City at The Big 5, we met many potential clients & partners"

- Chong Siong, VP Growth, TENDERD

2019 Start-up City Pitch Competition Judges

Kavya Agarwal
Investment Associate
Wamda

Said Karram
Project Director
Consolidated Contractors Company

Robyn Brazzil
Director
startAD

Imad Itani
Innovation Manager
ALEC

Ned Jaroudi
Startup Business Development Lead
Amazon Web Services

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

2019 Start-up City Partners

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