Open to: All companies operating in the Middle East, Central and South Asia and North Africa that were launched after January 2016.
The Middle East will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - GCC countries (to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Palestine Territories and Turkey.
Central and South Asia will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
North Africa will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.
The judges are looking for a start-up business (services launched in the past 24 months) that has disrupted the space through the implementation of new and innovative solutions, challenging the status quo and transforming the industry landscape.
The award will recognise the start-up has demonstrated excellence in its industry sector – either through its innovative products or services, its evident business growth, its market competitiveness, or its industry impact.
Entrants will be judged on their answers to the following questions: (Answers to each question will be cut off after 250 words)