Arab Startup Competition Nomination Form
The upcoming 12th edition of the Arab Weekend at Harvard, will take place on April 5th and 7th under the theme of (Re)Imagining Home. This is the largest pan-Arab conference outside of the region, typically attracting more than 1,300+ Arab students and professionals from all over North America.

A pillar event of the conference is the Startup Pitch Competition, during which 6 pre-selected startups pitch, receive feedback, and network with our 1,000+ attendees and our panel of judges. Our judges include high-profile figures in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent entrepreneurs, and industry experts. We typically receive 100+ startup applicants with the top 3 winners receiving cash prizes – last year’s prizes totaled $25,000.

Last year’s jury at the Startup Pitch Competition were: Fadi Ghandour (Chairman & CEO, Wamda Capital), Khalid Al Rumaihi (Chief Executive, Bahrain EDB), Nichola Eliovits (Managing Partner, Olive Tree Capital), Christopher Schroeder (entrepreneur & startup author focused on MENA).

Deadline is March 10th, 2018 at 6pm EST.

Please submit your nomination below

Eligibility Criteria:
- Each team should have at least two members
- The team should have a working product/service, traction and sales
- The startup should be generating between 30,000 USD and 750,000 USD per year in revenues (annualized)
- The startup should not have raised funding above 1,500,000 USD
- The startup should be legally registered in an Arab country or registered abroad and operating in an Arab country

Company Name *
Describe your company in 2-3 sentences: *
What is the problem or need that your business addresses? *
What products / services will the company provide? *
Describe your target customer segment. How do you plan to attract / acquire your customers? *
Who are your major competitors / substitutes? *
What is your competitive advantage? *
Describe the current status of your business and any milestones that have been achieved: *
What is the next big milestone for your company? Alternatively, please describe your business plan at a high level: *
Did you raise any money so far? If so, how much? *
What is your revenue? (trailing 12 months) *
If you are pre-revenue, what is your intended revenue model?
How will winning this award help you towards reaching your goals? *
What's the URL of your website or demo/prototype, if any? *
How many employees do you have? *
Where are you located? *
Who are the founders? From which country? *
Main contact email address *
Main contact phone number *
Optional: Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?
Optional: Upload any additional material
Optional: Who are your strategic partners? (if any)
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