Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Welcome to the AIM Startup Global Technopreneurs!

Register to showcase your start-up product / idea to more than 15,000 potential business partners, customers and investors from over 140 countries. Exhibitors will get the chance to network with the world’s leading VCs, Angel Investors, Private Equity investors and fund managers.

Important notes:

  1. Exhibiting start-ups will stand the chance to win equity-free monetary and non-monetary rewards in the global technopreneurs pitch competition.
  2. Selected exhibitors for the global technopreneurs competition will be announced on a rolling basis

To qualify for the Global Technopreneurs, startups must:

  • Business Model must have – Saas, PaaS, DaaS, IaaS or similar aligned MSFT co-sell.
  • Have less than 50 employees.
  • Be at least 2 -7 years in the business.
  • Startup/company must have a cloud use-case and estimated consumption of $50,000 per year.
  • Have passed at least one round of funding.
  • Have an annual revenue of between $50,000 - $1,000,000.
  • Match the listed categories.

* Startups that do not fit certain criterias and yet do wish to participate, please feel free to contact – kruthika.shetty@aimcongress.com or aizel.lois@aimcongress.com



  • Growth: Has had the most growth, or achieved the most scale amongst all the start-ups that pitched.
  • Social impact category: Has had the most impact on the society using a sustainable and scalable business model. E.g financial inclusion, human rights, human capital development etc.
  • Best use of innovation category: Has leveraged latest technology the best to develop and scale its value proposition using a sustainable business model (e.g IoT, Blockchain, AI/ML etc)
  • Climate and environmental impact category: Has had the most impact in healing or protecting the environment using a sustainable, scalable business model.
  • Privacy, data protection and compliance: Has achieved the most scale in helping people or companies manage and protect their private data and/or comply with regulatory requirements in an increasingly complex data protection and regulatory landscape.