Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced ten Kuwait-based tech startups that qualified to take part in the upcoming Dubai Roadshow, the first destination of the Regional Accelerator Program as part of the company’s seventh Zain Great Idea tech startup accelerator program.
Zain recently concluded Super Saturday, an event where participants presented their startups and outlined their strategic roadmaps to the judges panel that consisted of innovation and entrepreneurship experts, representatives of venture capital firms, investors, and startup accelerators. The panel carefully evaluated all entries and selected 30 startups to take part in the Regional Accelerator Program, 10 of which will join the program’s first destination in Dubai.
The 10 Kuwait-based startups are; Bussiness4Sale: a business exiting platform, Bazaar Gate: a dropshipping e-commerce platform, Matrii: a mattress cleaning platform, Motery: an app for car sales and services, Punch: a loyalty cards app, Yuehlia: an e-commerce app for mothers and kids, Phinests: a platform for creative freelance talents, Tdalal: a multi-solution platform for gifting needs, Enabill: a fintech platform for restaurant ordering and payments, and The Wish List: an online platform for fashion brands.
The owners of the above startups will take part in ZGI 7’s first Regional Accelerator Program, which will run for three days in Dubai. The program is set to feature one-on-one mentoring sessions between the participants and investors/executives from some of the region’s biggest companies like Wamda incubator Executive Chairman and Aramex Founder Fadi Ghandour, executives from the Fintech Fund at Majid Al-Futtaim Group, and others.
The program will also feature field visits to many of the region’s leading innovation centers and accelerators, as well as talks and gatherings with prominent founders and entrepreneurs who will share their success stories, tips, and experiences with the participants. A special trip to Google’s MENA office is also included in the program.
The 10 startups:
A platform for exiting and investments in businesses in the GCC region. The startup’s mission is to create and re-create opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs, connecting sellers with buyers and investors in one platform.
A dropshipping e-commerce platform where users can set up their e-store with items and decide their profit in 30 minutes. The startup operates on a subscription-based model and aims at serving the GCC region.
A platform that provides commercial and residential mattress cleaning services in as little as 15 minutes through booking the services online.
An easy and fast app to browse cars on display at most agencies and see their specifications, pictures, and prices for all categories. Through the app, users can also request a drive test, schedule a maintenance appointment, book to reserve a car, and submit a valuation request to value an old car at the best price.
An app that helps users organize, find, and enjoy loyalty cards for restaurants, cafes, beauty parlors, car washes, and more. It is a unified platform to explore, track, and redeem awards.
An e-commerce app that specializes in baby, kids, and mothers products. The app help mothers find all their family needs by hosting multiple retail stores under one platform. Local and international brands were chosen carefully to guarantee the highest quality of products available for the whole family.
A leading platform to access freelance creative work by gathering and shedding light on Kuwait’s top talents to engage in projects in the fields of advertising, communications, and marketing.
A multi-solution platform for all gifting needs, introducing gift registries, group gifts and more. Operating since 2020 as a marketplace, Tdalal has over 50 established companies signed on to give people a variety of options from classical to exciting and adventurous gifting options.
A fintech platform that facilitates the order and payment experience between restaurants and their guests rather than the traditional hassle both parties experience today. It features a single-tap device that allows guests to order and pay at their comfort while reducing operating costs, payment processing time, and delivering a unique customer experience.
The Wish List:
An online platform that connects brands and retailers to customers. The platform features the best selection of emerging and talented designer pieces and offers a wide selection of trendy clothes, hair and beauty products, shoes, bags, and accessories for women and children.
Zain recently inaugurated the all-new season of its renowned tech startup accelerator program in collaboration with Brilliant Lab. The program continues its mission to enrich the tech startup ecosystem in Kuwait and further push it forward towards expansion into the MENA region.
ZGI aims at taking entrepreneurs towards the best experiences that bring them sustainable growth, not only to help grow their businesses, but grow themselves as well. Zain always strives to leverage on its partners ecosystem to connect its entrepreneurs with venture capital firms and business partners to help them put a steady first step in the business world.
Zain strongly believes in the crucial role played by private sector organizations in supporting social and economic sustainability projects. The company is committed to printing a positive impact through all its activities, and this has led it to embrace the most influential topics in the community, perhaps most importantly the support of youth, entrepreneurship, and innovation, not only in Kuwait, but across the entire region.