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The construction industry

DISRUPTORS IN ACTION

Top benefits of exhibiting

Start-up City at The Big 5 allows exhibiting start-ups to take the spotlight in front of key stakeholders and decision-makers, and become technology disruptors of the future.

All exhibiting start-ups will not only receive a cost-effective, fully equipped exhibiting space to demonstrate their product and build their pipeline, but also the below additional benefits:

  • Online listing and marketing support by a team of experts to attract the attention of the construction industry
  • One-on-one mentoring sessions with the region's leading accelerators and investors in the start-up ecosystem, such as Catalyst, Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Startupbootcamp, and Wamda
  • Entry into our pitch competition to benchmark your worth in front of a prestigious panel

2021 Pitch Competition Winners

Start-up City pitch competition winner

$25,000 worth of bespoke marketing package

Draper-Aladdin prize winner

A cash investment ranging from $30,000 to $500,000

Dubai Startup Hub prize winner

A fast-track opportunity to be a part of Scale up Dubai, a program in place to support startups growth in the region and globally

Catalyst prize winner

Funding opportunity by Catalyst - A Masdar–BP Initiative

Included in the competition is also:

  • 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 to pick their brain and learn from
  • Amplified visibility through our channels

Thank you to our judges

We are pleased to introduce the industry experts who will judge the Start-up City Pitch Competition and will select the worthiest competitor as the winner of $25,000 of marketing promotion value.

Dr. Anas Bataw
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Dr. Anas Bataw

Director Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC)

Aref Boualwan
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Aref Boualwan

Group Manager Digital Transformation

Cinar Kurra
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Cinar Kurra

CEO Catalyst

Imad Itani
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Imad Itani

Innovation Manager ALEC

Mandar Joshi
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Mandar Joshi

Angel Investor I Start-up Mentor Deal Advisor Keynote Speaker

Mohamad Sabouneh
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Mohamad Sabouneh

Managing Director Startupbootcamp

Natalia Sycheva
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Natalia Sycheva

Senior Manager - Special Projects and Entrepreneurship Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ned Jaroudi
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Ned Jaroudi

Startup Business Development Lead Amazon Web Services

Alaa Ismail
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Alaa Ismail

Founder & CEO AladdinB2B

Dr. Marlene Muller
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Dr. Marlene Muller

Academic Head of Business, Management and Enterprise Associate Professor in Leadership Heriot-Watt University (Dubai)

Supporting Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Community Partner

18 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2021
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

CONTACT US

Sales Enquiries
Maria Kyriazi
Special Events Executive

Sponsorship Enquiries
Farha Arif
Sponsorship Manager

Marketing Enquiries
Vanisha Pereira
Marketing Executive

Note: Admission is free for trade and industry professionals. Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.