TiE Women, a global initiative by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) dedicated to helping women across the globe reach their full potential by empowering them with the necessary support to build their leadership skills and grow their businesses, today announced the winners of the second edition of the global pitch competition.
The program culminating in a pitch competition at the TiE Women Global Finals was held at GITEX Global 2021 under GITEX Future Stars, a show driven to fuel the highspeed expansion of the region’s start-up ecosystem and to highlight the best concepts aimed to ignite positive change in business and society.
The six women entrepreneurs selected in the semi-finals presented their business concepts before a live panel of industry luminaries for $100,000 in cash prizes and in-kind support to scale their business.
The competition for the coveted title received applications from more than 100 start-ups from across the MENA region, including UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Forty well-deserving start-ups were shortlisted from 30 countries spanning industries such as Life Sciences & Healthcare; Fintech; Healthtech; Retail and eCommerce; Arts; Leisure; Sports; Hospitality; Technology; Media and Telecommunications; Consumer Products; Enterprise Technology; Environment; Agritech; Legaltech; and EdTech.