What is The Big Start

The Big Start Welcomes Entrepreneurs and Big Thinkers across the UAE

The Big Start is an initiative that provides undergraduate and postgraduate students in the United Arab Emirates the opportunity to turn their business ideas into reality. It is an annual student entrepreneur competition, which provides full funding and practical applications of business ideas to successful final year university/college students within the UAE.

Launched in 2009, The Big Start has so far catapulted two students’ new business ideas into the forefront of their industries; United Designers and SO Famous. Focused on fostering the next generation of entrepreneurial talent in the UAE, the competition is the only one of its kind in the country to actively guide, mentor and facilitate the development of each entrant’s business plan, and to financially support the winner’s idea, both operationally and functionally to make it a reality.

Want to know more? Check out our FAQs or contact us! If you are a student and are looking to become an entrepreneur or the CEO of your own company, get in touch. You are just who we’re looking for.