About Entrepreneurship Rally

The Arab Entrepreneurship Rally is a competition powered by the AAST Center of Entrepreneurship in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport for people who want to start their own business. It is held in partnership with UNIDO ITPO, AICEI, Union of Arab Chambers, and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
University students from many countries in the Arab region will get the chance to discuss their business plan with many experts in their field of business, and attend different entrepreneurship events.

Over the past 2 years, we have had a total of 5,300 participants in the program, all within a range of 18 to 35 years. We have accepted more than 370 students’ ideas, and included them in more than 90 educational events and trainings.

Competition Stages

Entrepreneurship Rally

Competition Deadline 15/10

Technical Judging

01/10 to 19/10

Identification of top teams


Bootcamp (Held in Bahrain)

07/11 to 09/11

Final and VIP Judging 10/11

Awarding Ceremony 12/11

Competition Track

Technological advanced tracks

Applicants are required to provide startup ideas specialized in modern technology and control to improve the quality of life, and provide a safer working environment.

We encourage the following sectors:

1) Agri-tech

2) 4th Generation Industrial Innovations

3) Programming and Applications

4) Renewable Energy Resources

5) Smart Tech

Awards & Prizes

1ST Place

A cash prize of USD 50,000

2nd Place

A cash prize of USD 25,000

3rd Place

A cash prize of USD 10,000

Additionally, the top team from each of the participating countries will be provided the following:
One team member from each of the selected teams will be sponsored (Economy ticket and Accommodation) to attend the EDIP boot camp and awarding ceremony

The EDIP boot camp will be held in Bahrain and run by UNIDO ITPO Bahrain (AICEI) and partners.

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Our partners

ITPO Bahrain
The Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment
arab chamber
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry