Santiago Pitch Challenge

Santiago - Dubai - Abu Dhabi - London- San Francisco
12 - 17 AUGUST 2018 - Santiago


Are you looking for an opportunity to take your startup to another destination? MENACatalyst is helping Palestinian startups do just that! We are calling on all startups, to give us your best pitch – for a chance to win a trip to Santiago, Chile, where you will get the chance to pitch your startup idea, to Palestinian Diaspora Angel Investors and Business Leaders from Chile!

It all starts with a pitch challenge in Palestine. Those of you who win the Ticket Prize, will have the chance to travel to Santiago to pitch your startup idea in front of several Diaspora Angel Investors and help you raise the funding you need to scale up your startup. At the same time, you’ll have the chance to expand your business network and build strategic partnerships – accelerating your startup’s future in an emerging market.

Not only will you be meeting with potential Angel Investors at the Santiago Pitch challenge , you’ll also have the chance to meet with other Diaspora startup founders, that you can connect, collaborate and share ideas with.

We are gearing this challenge towards Tech and Social entrepreneurs from Palestine, who are seeking capital, and mentorship, from Angel Investors and business leaders. Please note: Only ten startups will win the Ticket Prize to Santiago. Selected teams will be flown to Santiago for a 4- day ‘Demo Event’, to pitch your startup to a room of Angel Investors and mentors.

Once your startup is chosen to travel to the Santiago challenge , we will immediately feature you in one of our impact stories on our virtual storytelling platform, where your story will be highlighted for a wide network of Angel Investors and entrepreneurs to see!

The Pitch challenge in Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus and Gaza is an opportunity to invest in your startup’s quest for success. Challenge yourself and win the chance to travel with us to Santiago! We wish you all the best of luck.

This pitch challenge is part of the Diaspora Angel Investors and Mentors Network project, which is co-funded by Taawon (Welfare Association) and Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Eligibles Startups

Experience Santiago Demo Event 2018

Event Schedule Download as PDF

I am thrilled to work alongside MENACatalyst and join them in their efforts to not only support local startups but to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs as the key to unlocking a brighter future.

Marcelo Diaz Bowen / Serial Entrepreneur, Chile



We encourage diaspora businesses and professionals from all over the world to commit and invest in the Palestinian startup ecosystem to invigorate the Palestinian economy.

Dr. Tafeeda Jarbawi  DG. Welfare Association