Changes to MITEF Arab Startup Competition Conference & Awards Ceremony

Every year, we celebrate the achievements of Arab entrepreneurs with our global community at the conference and awards ceremony for the MITEF Arab Startup Competition. With every edition, we address the opportunities and challenges facing the entrepreneurship scene in the MENA region and the impact that support organizations are creating.

But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, and in accordance with health guidance from WHO and other health authorities, we’ve made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone our upcoming conference and awards ceremony that was previously set to happen on April 8 in Abu Dhabi.

This was a tough decision to make - the conference and awards ceremony of the Arab Startup Competition has grown to become one of MENA’s most anticipated tech event of the year and our favorite way to celebrate all of our semifinalists from around the world - but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, partners, employees and everyone who helps put this event together.

We remain committed to our mission to support entrepreneurs and to create a long-lasting impact on the region’s startup ecosystem and economy. We are proud to announce that we will soon be releasing the second edition of our annual Impact Report, titled ‘Arab Entrepreneurship Maturity Index: Insights and Forecasts’, which we have tirelessly worked on creating alongside our Knowledge Partner Roland Berger.

While monitoring the current spread of the virus, we will be announcing the new date of the event in a timely manner.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience and understanding and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

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