UAE Pitch Challenge

Santiago - Dubai - Abu Dhabi - London- San Francisco
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Ramallah


Calling all Palestinian entrepreneurs from around the globe! 

MENACatalyst wants you to step up and showcase your talent and innovativeness by taking part in our next Pitch Challenge! This time around we're partnering up with MBC Al Amal (Hope) and Wamda, to take the most competitive and game-changing startups to the UAE in early 2019.

This edition of our Pitch Challenge will focus on TECH startups, though we still encourage all startups and entrepreneurial projects from different sectors who are interested to apply. We strongly encourage our global diaspora community to take part in this challenge to not only take your startups or entrepreneurial projects to the next level, but to be part of our efforts to consolidate a resilient Palestinian virtual economy. To help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals, selected participants in our latest Pitch Challenge will earn the opportunity to meet with some of the UAE’s most prominent angel investors, leading business professionals and industry partners conquering the ecosystem.  

Who should apply? Entrepreneurs with startups whose ideas are either at idea or early launch phase; and have a viable product/service and detailed business plan, that are looking for seed funding ranging from $50k – $250k.

While investments are important for scaling, we also offer you the invaluable opportunity to connect with mentors and learn how to sustainably integrate into regional and international markets. Participants in Demo Events will have the opportunity to take advantage of extensive media and PR coverage that will enhance your visibility and have investors and industry leaders take notice of your startup or entrepreneurial project.  

Interested entrepreneurs should apply before the January 15, 2019 deadline, to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Why take part:

- Opportunity to sharpen your pitching skills and acquire strategic feedback from a panel of professional judges.

- Vie for the opportunity to take part in our latest demo events.

- Gain media coverage for your startup or entrepreneurial project from MENACatalyst and demo event partners.  

- Connect with our global network of leading business professionals, angel investors and industry partners.

- Mentorship opportunities to scale your entrepreneurial pursuits.

- Make the contacts needed to integrate into regional and international markets.



- A minimum viable product or prototype with proof of concept.

- An initial footing with active paying or non-paying users.

- Business catered to the MENA region.

- More than one full-time member.

- Proficiency in the English language and no hesitancy to speak about your startup or entrepreneurial project in public.

Eligibles Startups

Experience our International Demo Events-UAE

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Collaborate Across Regions: Think about the collaboration happening between Dubai and Ramallah startups, given their close proximity to each. Or, between Santiago and Hebron because they both serve clients in the US market, as examples.

Thank you to MENACatalyst, this has been an incredible inspiring startup demo event for me.

Christina Ganim,

Co-founder and CEO of KENZ




MENACatalyst did an amazing job planning this international Demo event!

Laila Akel,

Co-founder and COO of Redcrow