Community Jameel Saudi concludes 7th StartSmart competition

Community Jameel Saudi concluded the 7th edition of its StartSmart competition, with a closing ceremony by Bab Rizq Jameel, under the patronage of Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, governor of Jeddah. The entrepreneurial competition announced 12 winning teams across four tracks: startups, ideas, social enterprise, and environment.

On the sidelines of the event, Community Jameel Saudi held a conference and eight workshops, focused on key trends, challenges and opportunities in the entrepreneurial sector.


Community Jameel Saudi successfully concluded the 7th edition of the StartSmart competition, in the presence of Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdullah bin Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation; Abdulaziz bin Muhammad bin Aboud, director of the Ministry of Sports branch in Makkah region; and a number of business leaders and experts. The event was held under the patronage of Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, governor of Jeddah.

The concluding ceremony was organized at Jeddah Corniche Circuit by Bab Rizq Jameel and the Lenobadir program, in partnership with the Ministry of Sports, under the theme of “Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Entrepreneurship and the Green Economy.” This year’s edition featured four distinct tracks: Startups, Ideas, Social Enterprise, and the newly launched Environment track.

The competition witnessed remarkable participation, drawing 1,010 applicants, with 60 teams qualifying for the semifinal stage. The teams underwent an intensive training camp last July, covering a variety of topics, including strategic planning, marketing, and financial management. The qualifying teams presented their projects and ideas to a judging panel, resulting in the selection of 36 teams for the final stage, out of which 12 winning teams (three teams within each track) were selected and awarded valuable prizes that amounted to SR465,000 ($124,000).

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