After the success of UberPITCH 2015 which saw five entrepreneurs across Middle East and North Africa (MENA) win sponsorship from Uber for the ArabNet Digital Summit 2015, Uber has today announced the launch of UberPITCH 2016 in partnership with ArabNet, to once again make life-changing moments available on-demand, in twelve cities across the region.
Starting on 3 April 2016, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha, Manama, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Alexandria and Casablanca, entrepreneurs can put themselves forward to pitch their startups to global industry leaders and one winner from each city will be selected and sponsored by Uber at Arabnet Digital Summit 2016. The prize will include the production of a one-minute video to pitch their start-up, exhibition space, branding and match-up sessions with key industry leaders, who really could help them to take their business to the next level.
How it works?
The way to enter is simple, head to t.uber.com/uberpitch16 and fill out the application form – from here qualifying entrepreneurs will be granted access to the UberPITCH option in the Uber app. On April 16th, they will be able to request a UberPITCH ride where they will have the chance to pitch their idea to several investors, in a 7-minute journey around the city. To qualify, start-ups must have less than 25 employees, must be a digital start-up, more than 12 months old with less than $2m investment.
The twelve winners will receive a chance to participate in the Digital Showcase, at The ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 (May 30-31). The Digital Showcase offers a unique opportunity for a main stage presentation amidst a high caliber digital crowd; exhibition space with a ready-made booth; countless networking possibilities including 1-on-1 meetings with industry leaders during the Matchup. For further information, visit www.arabnet.me/conference/summit
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About ArabNet and the 2016 Digital Summit
ArabNet is the hub for Arab digital professionals and entrepreneurs, creating online and offline platforms for them to connect and learn. The vision of ArabNet is to grow the web and mobile sectors in the region, through various innovative and unique initiatives. ArabNet’s signature conferences include ArabNet Beirut, ArabNet Riyadh and the Digital Summit in Dubai. The ArabNet Digital Summit is the Premier conference for digital business in the Middle East, planned for this coming May 30-31 in Dubai. The conference paves the way for digital’s latest in a setting designed to facilitate business connections, by drawing over 1000+ exclusive digital leaders, 70 exhibitors and 90 speakers from across the region and the world.
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