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2020 Participating Companies




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    Fintech
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TAP

Tap Payments unified the fragmented payment landscape in the region by developing a single and unified API driven payment gateway, goSell,…

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TAP

Tap Payments unified the fragmented payment landscape in the region by developing a single and unified API driven payment gateway, goSell, for all payment methods that are highly adopted by consumers in the region such as KNET, Mada, Benefit, Fawry, OmanNet & NAPS alongside Visa, Mastercard & Amex as well as alternative payment methods such as STC Pay & Apple Pay.

Tap has also formed partnerships with key members in the industry such as banks, payment networks, fintech ecosystem builders, and regulators, following a proactive approach in elevating financial technology within the MENA region. 

Today, Tap operates in 9 countries and has simplified online payments for over 50,000 businesses of all sizes across various industries, such as retail, food, airlines, and more.

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    Cloud Computing Services
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AWS

AWS Activate provides startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits*, technical support and training, to help grow your…

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AWS

AWS Activate provides startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits*, technical support and training, to help grow your business. Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools and expert support so you can succeed with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.

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    Fintech
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Checkout

Checkout.com empowers businesses to adapt, innovate, and thrive with the connected payments they deserve. The company’s technology makes payments seamless.…

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Checkout

Checkout.com empowers businesses to adapt, innovate, and thrive with the connected payments they deserve. The company’s technology makes payments seamless. Flexible solutions, granular data, and instant insights help global enterprises launch new products in new markets and create outstanding customer experiences. They provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And they can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. Checkout.com launched in 2012 and now has a team of 830 people across 13 offices worldwide, offering local expertise where it’s needed.

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    Media
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Criteo

Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is the global technology company powering the world's marketers with trusted and impactful advertising. 2,700 Criteo team…

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Criteo

Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is the global technology company powering the world's marketers with trusted and impactful advertising. 2,700 Criteo team members partner with over 20,000 customers and thousands of publishers around the globe to deliver effective advertising across all channels, by applying advanced machine learning to unparalleled data sets. Criteo empowers companies of all sizes with the technology they need to better know and serve their customers. For more information, please visit www.criteo.com.

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    food tech
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Foodics

FOODICS is a retail and F&B tech startup based in Saudi Arabia, with a 360° SaaS Ecosystem that forges ahead…

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Foodics

FOODICS is a retail and F&B tech startup based in Saudi Arabia, with a 360° SaaS Ecosystem that forges ahead in the F&B and retail industries by supporting its end to end digitization. Its vision is to become a leading Fintech and software trusted partner globally, for retailers and sellers who want to grow their business. FOODICS’ mission is to empower restaurant owners and retailers with a comprehensive cloud-based POS and restaurant management system to enrich their operations. It caters to every segment of the F&B sector from traditional dine-in restaurants, cafés, fast food outlets, bakeries, food trucks through to cloud kitchens and grocery stores, and also supports retail outlets such as flower shops, book stores and micro retailers. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Riyadh, Foodics’ fast-growing demand made it available for businesses and sellers across the MENA region, with 5 offices in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. Foodics, the software, is also available in English, Arabic, & French making it one of the most promising SaaS companies in the MENA region. It will also be released soon in Spanish. Foodics serves its customers 24/7 and over five thousand customers who have rung up over a billion orders through the Foodics system, catering to over 10,000 F&B outlets.

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HyperPay

HyperPay is the fastest-growing Saudi based payment gateway, transforming the online buying experience in the MENA region. Since its establishment…

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HyperPay

HyperPay is the fastest-growing Saudi based payment gateway, transforming the online buying experience in the MENA region. Since its establishment in 2014, HyperPay has enabled 1,000+ local & international businesses to accept and manage payments online, with more flexibility, security and ease. Today, HyperPay continues to quickly expand its products and services to meet all the online payment needs of businesses, ranging from the smallest to the largest enterprises.

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    Venture Capital
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MEVP

MEVP is the largest independent venture capital firm in the MENA region. We currently manage 4 tech focused VC funds…

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MEVP

MEVP is the largest independent venture capital firm in the MENA region. We currently manage 4 tech focused VC funds with more than $220 million in AUM and another $100 million in co-investments. To date, MEVP’s team, comprising 20 investment professionals, have invested in more than 50 portfolio companies across MENA, Pakistan and Turkey.

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    healthcare
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Okadoc

Okadoc is a 'made in UAE’ tech company that aims to improve your healthcare experience. Wherever they are, patients can…

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Okadoc

Okadoc is a 'made in UAE’ tech company that aims to improve your healthcare experience. Wherever they are, patients can use Okadoc's app to find in-network doctors, instantly book appointments online, receive reminders for upcoming appointments and more. Okadoc’s telemedicine platform enables virtual consultations and connects patients to over 1400 doctors and 160 healthcare providers across the country, including 70 specialties. Okadoc's app is also a 24/7 intelligent medical calendar system that helps practitioners, clinics and hospitals optimize their bookings, attract and engage new patients, build and strengthen their online reputation, reduce 'no-shows' and more. Okadoc's online marketplace delivers the efficient, seamless, and simple experience that everyone expects and deserves. For more, visit https://www.okadoc.com/. @hima

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    Other
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Startup Bahrain

Startup Bahrain is an initiative powered by the Bahrain Economic Development Board. Its mandate encompasses attracting start-ups, entrepreneurs, accelerators, as…

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Startup Bahrain

Startup Bahrain is an initiative powered by the Bahrain Economic Development Board. Its mandate encompasses attracting start-ups, entrepreneurs, accelerators, as well as funding networks both locally and internationally. Startup Bahrain works with the government to support start-ups and their ecosystem and strives to create a regulatory climate that is conducive to growth. StartupBahrain is a community initiative made up of startups, corporates, investors, incubators, educational institutions and the Bahrain government to promote startup culture in Bahrain. While having a focus on technology, the initiative seeks to help and promote startups in every sector and stage. Areas of focus are: community, incubators, funding, education, corporates and policy & regulation. Efforts are being made in each pillar to make Bahrain a great place to startup and scale companies regionally and globally.

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    SAAS
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Zoho

With 45+ apps in nearly every major business category, including sales, marketing,customer support, accounting and back office operations, and an…

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Zoho

With 45+ apps in nearly every major business category, including sales, marketing,customer support, accounting and back office operations, and an array of productivity and collaboration tools, Zoho Corporation is one of the world's most prolific software companies.
Zoho is privately held and profitable with more than 8,000 employees. Zoho is headquartered in Austin, Texas with international headquarters in Chennai, India.Additional offices are in the United States, India, Japan, China, Singapore, Mexico,Australia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.
Zoho respects user privacy and does not have an ad-revenue model in any part of its business, including its free products. More than 50 million users around the world,across hundreds of thousands of companies, rely on Zoho every day to run their businesses, including Zoho itself.For more information, please visit www.zoho.com.

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    Education
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KAUST

KAUST is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks

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KAUST

KAUST is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks

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    Fintech
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Sarwa

Sarwa is the fastest growing roboadvisor in the region. We bring expert level investing to our clients by combining technology and…

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Sarwa

Sarwa is the fastest growing roboadvisor in the region. We bring expert level investing to our clients by combining technology and human advice to create a user-friendly and fully digitalized experience at a very low fee. In parallel, we are big on education and want to free the discussion around money in the region and provide a platform where anyone can find financial advice and read about stories that can inspire their own journey to financial independence. 

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    Human Resources
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Ureed

Ureed.com is an online marketplace connecting employers with vetted freelance talents across 150+ industries with maximum value and high return…

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Ureed

Ureed.com is an online marketplace connecting employers with vetted freelance talents across 150+ industries with maximum value and high return guaranteed. Ureed.com lets you be in charge, granting you access to a large pool of talents and full control and visibility over your projects.

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    Healthcare
  • Startup

Kanzi

We are building a digital-health platform to change the way chronic patients in MENA experience healthcare We are building a…

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Kanzi

We are building a digital-health platform to change the way chronic patients in MENA experience healthcare We are building a digital-health platform to change the way chronic patients in MENA experience healthcare

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    Education/Training
  • Startup

Bessern

Bessern aims to revolutionize the way people learn and thrive at work. Today, more than 50% of employees suffer over…

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Bessern

Bessern aims to revolutionize the way people learn and thrive at work. Today, more than 50% of employees suffer over stress, motivation and purpose; while corporations have limited options to upskill employees that are not always at their best.


Our platform helps employees measure and upskill their mindset and wellbeing though technology and behavioral science.
- Our solution allows the measure of wellbeing in line with global standards
- Our subscription model is accessible to corporations
- The use of technology such as AI can detect early signs of mental wellbeing degradation
- Our learning methodology is backed up by science: we use behavioural science and positive psychology to create positive habits that stick

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    Human Resources
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Huntr

Huntr is Tinder for jobs. The HUNTR app connects recruiters and candidates within seconds according to their needs, all they…

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Huntr

Huntr is Tinder for jobs. The HUNTR app connects recruiters and candidates within seconds according to their needs, all they have to do is swipe right and left.

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    SAAS
  • Startup

Wobot intelligence

Wobot is an AI-powered Video Analytics platform that helps businesses monitor internal and external process compliance. It uses AI to…

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Wobot intelligence

Wobot is an AI-powered Video Analytics platform that helps businesses monitor internal and external process compliance. It uses AI to automate monitoring of compliance through existing CCTV cameras.

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    SAAS
  • Startup

beXel

beXel is an Egyptian established company who focuses on offering digital transformation solutions which specialize in the safety compliance across…

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beXel

beXel is an Egyptian established company who focuses on offering digital transformation solutions which specialize in the safety compliance across different industries such as " Oil & Gas, Construction, Retail, Hospitality and more “

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    Education/Training
  • Startup

GEEK EXPRESS

Geek Express is an ed-tech hub that enables and empowers students through STEAM workshops, online coding classes, and DIY boxes.…

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GEEK EXPRESS

Geek Express is an ed-tech hub that enables and empowers students through STEAM workshops, online coding classes, and DIY boxes. Our family of Geeks from Lebanon, Dubai, and KSA learn independently through a comprehensive journey, guided by a team of multilingual educator.

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    Food Service
  • Startup

Swif

Swif is a mobile platform that allows customers to discover restaurants, cafés and bars, and order/pay directly through their smartphone…

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Swif

Swif is a mobile platform that allows customers to discover restaurants, cafés and bars, and order/pay directly through their smartphone to their table. Essentially streamlining dining operations, increasing average order value, and much more.

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    Hospitality/Travel
  • Startup

trippal LLC

trippal aims to inspire people to discover and enjoy life experiences to their fullest. By challenging the status quo, we…

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trippal LLC

trippal aims to inspire people to discover and enjoy life experiences to their fullest.

By challenging the status quo, we have simplified the decision-making journey and help create life-long memories through personalized local staycation and daycation experiences in UAE.

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    Fintech
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Mthmr

Mthmr Is a fintech application specialized in micro-savings micro-investments, it is one of a few tools available in Saudi Arabia…

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Mthmr

Mthmr Is a fintech application specialized in micro-savings micro-investments, it is one of a few tools available in Saudi Arabia and it is the only one that makes savings seamless and effortless

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    healthcare
  • Startup

uMore

We understand that mental health changes gradually, and that it's difficult to pinpoint what triggers downturns, thus making it hard…

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uMore

We understand that mental health changes gradually, and that it's difficult to pinpoint what triggers downturns, thus making it hard for users to control their stress and anxiety. With the use of empirically validated psychometric questionnaires, uMore seeks to measure features of mental well-being and offers recommendations to the user where they would like to see improvements, furthermore, users can share their progress with loved ones, ensuring that closely-knit communities look after each other, even in times of COVID-19 when physical contact is a challenge.

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    healthcare
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360Moms

360Moms fills a critical gap in the Middle Eastern digital content market by becoming the first and only website in…

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360Moms

360Moms fills a critical gap in the Middle Eastern digital content market by becoming the first and only website in the region to offer content from a trusted, expert perspective on parenting, pregnancy, parent-child mental health and nutrition, special-needs children and family relationships. Currently, only 1.5% of the online educational content is in Arabic and the remaining content often ignores cultural elements that shape Arab households.

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    Transportation/Logistics
  • Startup

ONE MOTO - Electric Vehicles

the region's first approved, award-winning & tech-driven ev manufacturer. with a focus on the last-mile delivery with our commercial vehicles.…

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ONE MOTO - Electric Vehicles

the region's first approved, award-winning & tech-driven ev manufacturer. with a focus on the last-mile delivery with our commercial vehicles. operating a negative CCC, ONE MOTO are championing the switch to EVs with their values based business. post-revenue & early growth phase.