THE MOST REWARDING STARTUP BATTLEGROUND

The Supernova Challenge returns in partnership with North Star Dubai to give global startups a chance to grand-stand their ideas, grab the world’s attention and win a bulk of cash from the prize-pool of 200,000 USD.

Competition Categories:
  • Best Emirati Startup
  • Best GCC Startup
  • Best International Startup
  • Best Social & Environmental Impact
  • Best Youth/University Startup
  • Best SportsTech
  • Best AI Startup
  • Best Fintech Startup
  • Best Martech (Marketing Technology)
  • Best Blockchain Startup
  • Best Creativity Economy
  • Overall Champion

Evaluation Criteria

Our judges will evaluate your pitch on the following criteria from a scale of 1 to 5:

  • Level of Innovation: Originality of the idea
  • Potential: Longevity, actualisation and profitability
  • Team: Core members and how they aim to make your startup successful
  • Functionality: Ease of usability
  • Goodness: Impact of your product on social, cultural and/or environmental issues

Evaluation Criteria

All applicants must submit a URL to their video application. Below are the guidelines:

  • Video must be a maximum of 3 minutes
  • Video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Video files are not accepted, only share URLs to videos hosted on a YouTube or Vimeo channel
  • Video does not need to be animated nor require any significant production value – a good-quality camera on a mobile phone is sufficient. It can be a ‘selfie-style’ video with one or several team member(s) addressing the guiding questions