DIC is back with its 6th Edition of Make the Deal (startup-Investor Matchmaking). MTD aims to promote a climate of entrepreneurship and investment and is an opportunity to connect high- impact technology startups with local and regional investors. It aims to foster an entrepreneurial and investment climate by allowing entrepreneurs and startups to offer realistic solutions in emerging technology-related areas. Make the Deal connects startups and investors prior to the actual pitch event to make an initial go/no-go decision at D-Day.
Make The Deal 2024 is designed to bring together high-impact technology startups with local and regional investors. The platform offers potential funding and investment opportunities to startups in the region.
Past Funding and Financial Strength
Founder Team Expertise
Business Model and Competitive Advantage
Feasibility and Validation
Market potential and scalability
Innovation and Problem Solving
Pre MTD-Match Making
Announce The Top Startups To Pitch On Stage
MTD (Main Event)
Eligibility for Idea Stage Startups
1) Tech-enabled startup
2) MENA region-based startup
3) Pre-seed and beyond
4) Early-stage and Growth-stage startups
Growth Stage Startups
1) Willing to invest in the MENA region
2) Interest to invest in tech-enabled startups
For the Final Day, 20-30 top startups will be selected.
We welcome all startups in the region who at least have a Proof of Concept (POC) and are investment ready.
This would be a hybrid program; most sub-activities would be conducted online, and the final day would be an in-person event.
Travel & Accommodation costs will not be covered or reimbursed by the event organizers.
Yes, we have a provision for regional investors to participate in the event remotely.
The event is open to early-stage and growth-stage startups (Pre-seed and beyond).
Yes, we are welcoming all startups registered/ or operating in the MENA region.
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