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Hello Business Pitch Competition

Win the Ultimate Boost for Your Business

Bigger and Better. Hello Business Pitch is Back with Prizes Worth AED 350,000!

Small and Medium Business (SMB) is a key sector that promotes innovation, job creation and ground-breaking business models. However, most entrepreneurs and start-ups find raising capital challenging while developing and growing their business.

Now in its second year, Etisalat’s Hello Business Pitch is giving entrepreneurs and start-ups (up to 3-years-old) another opportunity to raise their business to new heights and reach their full potential.

The Prizes

Three Prizes For The Top 3 Businesses

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AED 150,000

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AED 120,000

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AED 80,000

Final Sessions

All eyes are on the prizes! Thanks to the engaging training session conducted by Dr. Petar Stojanov; our Top 25 teams have delivered their final pitches on 15 and 18 October 2020!

The Jury are now reviewing the pitches and we will announce the three winners Live at the Hello Business Pitch Awards Ceremony! Good Luck!

So how does it work?

Simple. Identify which category you would come unde Ideators or Startups and get registered. Submit your details with relevant supporting records/documents, and upon being shortlisted and verified, you will be guided on the steps to follow. Three businesses under each category stand a chance to qualify as one of the six top businesses in the region, plus take back a generous cash reward too!

Meet the Trainer

Our expert trainer, Dr. Petar Stojanov, will mentor the Top 25 with an insightful and inspiring training session designed to help them on their way to delivering the perfect pitch!

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Dr. Petar Stojanov - Partner, Innovation & Future Strategy at Black.

Dr. Petar Stojanov is a quantum physicist who works on predicting the future of industries and solving compelling challenges using disruptive technologies and business models. As a resident lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship at the New York University Abu Dhabi and the London Business School Dubai, Petar advises, speaks, and writes on turning the art of disruptive innovation into a science.

First Shortlisting Sessions

Well, the competition is seriously heating up! Our shortlisted businesses got the opportunity to wow the jury as they deliver their three-minute online pitches directly to our panel of experts.

Three online pitch sessions took place between 13th – 17th September, 2020. Our expert jury had passed their verdict and revealed the Top 25 candidates!

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Session 1

Watch as the first batch of our Final 52 pitch to our expert jury.

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Session 2

Time for the second batch of our Final 52 to face the jury.

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Session 3

The third and final batch of our shortlisted 52 pitch to the jury.


To All Shortlisted Candidates

After an intensive and comprehensive assessment of hundreds of applications, we have shortlisted the top candidates based on their creative business models, demonstrative scalability, and the ability to effectively portray their potential business growth in a clear and concise way.

A huge congratulations on a job brilliantly done! We’d also like to offer our sincere commiserations to those businesses that didn’t make it through. We commend their efforts and thank them for taking part in Hello Business Pitch

Hello Business Pitch 2 Videos

Immerse yourself in the excitement of Hello Business Pitch 2 with our series of compelling videos chronicling the various stages of the competition.

Hello Business Pitch Awards Ceremony

We celebrated the exceptional achievements of the Top 3 startup businesses live on 16th November, 2020 who rose to the challenge and presented outstanding pitches!