Supernova Challenge

The Most Rewarding Startup Battleground

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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.

The most exciting startup pitch competition, Supernova Challenge has now partnered with Tim Draper – Silicon Valley’s legendary venture capitalist who ‘early invested’ in over 30 unicorns including Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, Baidu, SpaceX & Bitcoin.

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

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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

Video Entry

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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