Call for Applications for Pakistan Startup Night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Are you a dynamic and innovative startup looking to expand your horizons to the thriving Saudi Arabian market? Ignite National Technology Fund invites applications from startups for their interest in our program to support their business expansion ambitions to Saudi Arabia.

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About Pakistan Startup Night

The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) in collaboration with Ignite is organizing an upcoming event known as “Pakistan Startup Night”. This event is scheduled in December 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Startup Night offers a good opportunity to startups to present their innovative ideas and creations directly to influential Saudi investors. It serves as an ideal platform to secure potential investments, establish invaluable connections, and propel your startup to new levels of success.

Why Choose Startup Night with Ignite?

  • Global Exposure: Present your startup to an international audience and investors from Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s leading investment hubs.
  • Funding Opportunities: Startup Night offers access to capital that can accelerate your growth and innovation.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Connect with experienced mentors and experts who can provide insights to steer your startup in the right direction.
  • Networking: Expand your network and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs, creating opportunities for future partnerships.

Ignite is committed to fostering innovation and facilitating growth opportunities for Pakistani startups in Saudi Arabia. Through our program, selected startups will have the chance to visit Saudi Arabia and engage with potential business partners, investors, and market experts. This initiative is aimed at accelerating your business expansion into the Saudi market.

Important Updates

New Deadline: We have extended the application submission deadline. Startups that have already applied need not apply afresh. Ensure to submit your application by November 21, 2023.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The startup must be operating in Pakistani startup ecosystem.
  • Registered age of the startup must be less than 5 years.
  • We are particularly interested in startups matching following criteria:
    • Stage: Early Stage – Seed and Pre-seed
    • Industries: Deep Tech, focusing on areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), life sciences, agriculture, aerospace, chemistry, industry, and clean energy.
    • Have minimum annual revenue of Rs. 30 million ($100,000)

How to Apply:

Interested startups are invited to submit their applications by 21st November, 2023.