Third Edition of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Launches

ArabNet Team, Mar 12 2018

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched the third edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition in partnership with Smart Dubai, which gives startups and entrepreneurs in the UAE an opportunity to become part of Dubai Government’s Strategy to elevate the city into a global platform for innovation-focused businesses.

The announcement was made during a launch event that was held recently at Dubai Chamber’s headquarters and attended by members of the emirate’s business and startup communities.

His Excellency Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman of Dubai Chamber, explained that this competition offers an ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs to support Dubai’s vision and turn their business ideas into a reality, and that the competition falls in line with Dubai Chamber’s comprehensive entrepreneurship strategy that aims to empower entrepreneurs and startups through various programs, initiatives and events organized under the Dubai Startup Hub platform..

This year, the competition is seeking business ideas in three categories, namely – Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation. The event included a panel discussion that was joined by many industry experts who shared their insights on the adoption of blockchain, artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies in Dubai, and offered practical advice for startups operating in these fields.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges that will select the submissions offering the most potential. Participants who reach the final round of the competition will receive access to workshops, sector-specific training, mentorship and networking opportunities.

The final pitches will take place at ArabNet’s Digital Summit in Dubai, and the winners will be announced on May 1st. The top three winners will receive cash prizes and the chance to participate in other entrepreneurship development programs and initiatives offered by Dubai Startup Hub.


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