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Uber Teams with Arabnet


GET FEATURED at ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 with UberPITCH.

After the success of UberPITCH 2015, which saw 5 entrepreneurs from across Middle East and North Africa (MENA) win sponsorship from Uber for the ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai, Uber has announced today the launch of UberPITCH 2016, in partnership with ArabNet, to once again make life-changing moments available on demand, in 12 cities across the region.

Starting on April 3, 2016, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha, Manama, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Alexandria, and Casablanca, entrepreneurs can come themselves forward to pitch their startups to global industry leaders and one winner from each city will be selected and sponsored by Uber at the Arabnet Digital Summit 2016. The prize will include the production of a one-minute video to pitch their startup, exhibition space, branding and match-up sessions with key industry leaders, who really could help them to take their business to the next level.

How It Works

The way to enter is simple, head to and fill out the application form – from there, qualifying entrepreneurs will be granted access to the UberPITCH option in the Uber app. On April 16, they will be able to request a UberPITCH ride where they will have the chance to pitch their idea to several investors, in a 7-minute journey around the city.

To qualify, startups must have less than 25 employees, must be a digital startup, and must be more than 12 months old, with less than $2 million received in total previous investments.

12 winners will receive a chance to participate in the Digital Showcase at the ArabNet Digital Summit 2016 (May 30-31). The Digital Showcase offers a unique opportunity for a main stage presentation in front of a high-caliber digital crowd; exhibition space with a ready-made booth; and countless networking possibilities including 1-on-1 meetings with industry leaders during the Matchup.

Meet at the ArabNet 

The ArabNet Digital Summit is the premier conference for digital business in the Middle East, planned for this coming May 30-31 in Dubai. The conference paves the way for digital’s latest in a setting designed to facilitate business connections, by drawing over 1000+ exclusive digital leaders, 70 exhibitors and 90 speakers from across the region and the world.

What are you waiting for?  #ubereverywhere #ArabNetME

Article from ArabNet

What a great idea! We are so enthusiastic about promoting start-ups and local businesses - we all have to start somewhere!

Ian Silverstein – Founder of Creative Action