StartUp Leap Competition

About StartUp Leap

StartUp Leap is a pioneer competition that is held under the umbrella of the Entrepreneurial Nation, an initiative by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy, in partnership with MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab.

The competition offers shortlisted global & regional startups the chance to relocate, expand, and benefit from world class training and mentorship, to shine in one of the world's most innovative countries, the United Arab Emirates; yielding winners with extra benefits and prizes.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a legally registered entity
  • Startup already profitable
  • Management or founding team of at least two members
  • Preferably secured previous funding
  • Co-founders willing to relocate or expand offices to UAE
  • Operating for at least two years with a working product or service

Incentive package for shortlisted companies:

  • Residency (up to 3 founders)
  • Office space
  • Top tier training and Mentorship
  • Media coverage and brand exposure
  • Business development support

Additional incentives for winning companies:

  • Lower rate / higher limit loan financing (if applicable and subject to terms and conditions)
  • Fee waivers for all employees visa costs
  • Fee waivers for all related fees

For more info, visit The Entrepreneurial Nation website

For your inquiries, please visit the FAQ section

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