Founders Games MENA

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Invitation only event

Global Outreach and Impact

Founders Games Awards Ceremony!

During the past 12 years Founders Games has been established as the premier scaleup innovation competition with the world’s biggest funding award of $6.000.000 provided by 750+ investors in the publicly listed company - Webit Investment Network - WIN.

Every season of the competition 3000+ companies from 140+ countries apply.

This year the best companies will pitch at the Grand Finals during COP28 Dubai in December!

COP28 is the 28th UN Climate Change Conference - a milestone opportunity for the world to come together, course correct, and drive progress with 180 heads of state, top global business leaders, media and investors.

Scaleup? Apply for the Competition

Check out the latest finalists.

Why attend

The major allocators from the region
Co-hosted with e& - the biggest telco and corporate partner in UAE (just acquired Careem/Uber)
A special invitation only event curated by Webit and e&
The top growth stage founders from the MENA region
Special participation from the government
Gathering the most active LPs/VCs from MENA

With special participaton of

Georg Kell
Georg Kell

Founder & Chairman, United Nations Global Compact

Sharan Burrow
Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Marco Lambertini
Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Preliminary Agenda

Official opening


Founders Games Davos 2023 finalist presentation - 1

Scaleup from MENA pitch - 1

Lunch Break


Founders Games Davos 2023 finalist presentation - 2

Scaleup from MENA pitch - 2


Founders Games Davos 2023 finalist presentation - 3

Scaleup from MENA pitch - 3

Announcing Founders Games MENA Champions and cocktail reception

Topics include:

  • Aligning ESG mandates with financial return.
  • 1 Funding the energy transition to net zero and Alpha returns.
  • Leaning in to the next market cycle and why now is the perfect time to invest.

* The agenda and the speakers may change and the organizers may not be held responsible for any changes

Founders Games MENA
is part of

Webit Global Events

   in-person attendees   
   virtual attendees   
 Startup Awards 
 C-level attendance 
 accredited media 

About e&


We create technology that empowers every person and organisation to stride into a great wide open future.

Since 1976, we have pioneered new technologies and brought these to new people and new places. First as the Emirates’ telephone company, today as the technology and investment group, e&.

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Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures;
Former CEO, Google