Startups, Get Ready To Rumble! Supernova Challenge Is Back

Startups, Get Ready To Rumble!
Supernova Challenge Is Back

The Middle East & North Africa region’s most anticipated pitch competition is back and bigger than ever – with an increased total prize pool of USD 200,000. Emotions run high in this intense pitch battle as 80 shortlisted startups will hit the stage to present their world-conquering ideas in front of an international jury of investors, corporate heads and successful entrepreneurs. Nail-biting till the very last round and a truly memorable experience for everyone!

Participation is reserved for exhibitors, visitors are welcome to join the audience and cheer their favourite startup!

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Ready To Shine? Winner Categories & Prizes:




Plus 10 More Categories - US$ 10,000 Cash Prize In Each!



How To Enter? It’s Really Easy!

First make sure you’re on our exhibitor list! Then follow these steps.

Step 1: Say ‘Grrr’ and Get Your Battle Face Ready!
Step 2: Fill Up A Quick Form To Make Things Official
Step 3: Upload A 3-Minute Video About Your Startup & Innovation That Will Blow Our Minds
Step 4: Smile, Some Very Powerful People Will Have Their Eyes On Your Startup

Video Guidelines

Video must be a maximum of 3 minutes

Video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo

Video does not need to be animated or require any significant production value – a high quality camera on a mobile phone is sufficient. i.e. It can be a ‘selfie’ styled video with a team member(s) addressing the guiding questions below or a PPT video.

You can apply to only ONE category on the pitch competition. By default ALL shortlisted startups are eligible to the Supernova Champion Category.

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Who Won Last Year?

2018 Champions

Spike Diabetes Assistant took home the $100k first prize winner for Supernova Challenge l Aura Lab won Best GCC | MENA Startup, Khayati won Best Emirati Startup l Oliv won Best Youth Startup l Maj Solution won Best Female Led Startup l Onesoftdigm won Best Scale-up l Labayh won Best Social Impact l Widebot won Best Artificial Intelligence Startup l Satellite Vu won Best International Startup


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