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Important Dates 2023

16th June


Public nominations open

7th December


Nominations close

8th December


Finalists Announced and Public Voting Open

17th & 18th January


Regional Finale Days


Middle East Startup Awards, focuses on celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and promote bridging boundaries using innovation in our regions comprising of Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates by appreciating them with our most coveted awards program which will be attended by the top notch entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and ecosystem builders from Nordic, Central Europe, EuroAsia, SAARC and ASEAN.

United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia







Why participate?

Join the largest independent startup ecosystem competition not only to be recognized globally, but also to get access to an invite-only, curated global network and to be matched with active investors, startups, incubation/acceleration programs and government initiatives from all around the world and to enjoy unique offers from our Prize Sponsors. Your data is never sold and your participation will never be monetized. Click here for more information.

Part of a bigger network

Middle East Startup Awards is part of the Global Startup Awards, providing an annual spotlight to those who dare to dream big and shape the way our future will look.

Bringing together amazing ideas and best talents from 12 regions, 120 countries across the globe to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and startups. The competition process for finding the winners involves all aspects of a startup ecosystem by using a network of local ambassadors, country partners, national jury members, international jury members from the entire globe as well as key advisors counting everyone from top investors, political stakeholders, founders and community builders.

Global Community