UberPITCH re­turns to KSA to help fos­ter en­trepreneur­ship

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Uber has an­nounced the launch of UberPITCH 2017, in part­ner­ship with ArabNet. UberPITCH is a pan-re­gional cam­paign that spans across five coun­tries and eight cities, and which will help cre­ate a pitch op­por­tu­nity to en­trepreneurs, con­nect­ing great ideas to the right au­di­ence — all at the tap of a but­ton.

The UberPITCH cam­paign last year saw 12 en­trepreneurs across the re­gion se­cure spon­sor­ship from Uber for the ArabNet Dig­i­tal Sum­mit.

The cam­paign will be avail­able in Jed­dah and Riyadh in Saudi Ara­bia. From 12 p.m. un­til 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, se­lected en­trepreneurs across the re­gion will have the op­por­tu­nity to re­quest an UberPITCH ride, where they will get to put them­selves for­ward to pitch their business idea to a judge. En­trepreneurs will be given seven min­utes to pitch their startup idea, fol­lowed by seven min­utes of feed­back from the in­vestor in­dus­try leader.

The startup with the best idea will be spon­sored by Uber at the ArabNet Dig­i­tal Sum­mit 2018. The spon­sor­ship 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 could help them take their business to the next level.

The com­pany has given a step by step guide on how UberPITCH works: Down­load the Uber app for iPhone, An­droid or Black­berry.

Sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion for your startup here be­fore 5 p.m. on Sept. 20.

If you qual­ify, you will re­ceive a no­ti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail con­tain­ing a pro­mocode to un­lock the UberPITCH ride op­tion.

From 12 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 30, re­quest

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If you do not se­cure a pitch on your first at­tempt, keep try­ing! De­mand will be high. Se­lected star­tups will be an­nounced Oct. 4.

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En­trepreneurs will be given seven min­utes to pitch their startup idea, fol­lowed by seven min­utes of feed­back from the in­vestor in­dus­try leader.

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