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Regional Dubai,United Arab Emirates

Feb 11, 2016 Hosted byin5 & AstroLabs

in5 & AstroLabs are pleased to present Challenge Cup Regional Dubai. Be a part of the energy as the most promising Middle Eastern and North African startups compete to share their vision on a global stage.

The competing startups are the winners of Challenge Cup Local round events in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Islamabad, Istanbul, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Tehran and represent a global reach even more extensive than that. After two days of pitching coaching, mentor meetings, and rehearsing, the competitors will have just one chance to showcase their innovations and businesses to the judges and audience.

Check out the event schedule below, and make sure you RSVP to save your seat!


The Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections, and share their vision on a global stage. Through events happening in over 50 cities around the world, we’re finding incredible potential from communities as distinct as San Francisco to Islamabad.

Come to hear pitches from high-potential companies from across the Middle East. Join us to find out which world-changing startups will advance to the Global Finals of the Challenge Cup in Washington, D.C. in June 2016.

Our judging panel is made up of:

Evan Burfield, 1776, Cofounder & Co-CEO

Lian Vergeer-Langens, Philips, Senior Director, Brand and Communications

Chris Schroeder, Venture Investor

Ruba Al Hassan, Global Youth Empowerment Movement, Cofounder & Chairman

Saud Al Nowais, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Commercial Counselor

Ned Jaroudi, Innovation Advisor


  • 3/17/16 6:00 pm -3/17/16 8:30 pm Doors Open
  • 3/17/16 6:30 pm -3/17/16 6:40 pm Introductory Remarks
  • 3/17/16 6:40 pm -3/17/16 8:10 pm Startup Pitches
  • 3/17/16 8:10 pm -3/17/16 8:20 pm Networking & Judge Deliberation
  • 3/17/16 8:30 pm -3/17/16 8:45 pm Winners Announcements

Competing Startups

Regional Partners