UberPitchME: Meet The Winners

On Saturday, May 9th, Uber and ArabNet teamed up to make life-changing moments available on-demand, in five cities across MENA.

Startup warriors, entrepreneurs and dreamers in Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Beirut and Amman were invited to submit their application to pitch their big idea to regional startup heroes and Uber management.


Within a week, more than 150 approved applicants were invited to participate in #UberPitchME. The majority of applicants came from Dubai, a testament to the growing entrepreneurship scene in the city.

The judges heard pitches from a variety of startups, and with so many amazing ideas, Uber Dubai and ArabNet decided to expand their partnership and sponsor four startups instead of two! The four winners will be sponsored at the ArabNet Digital Showcase May 27-28th, where they will have the opportunity to pitch for 3 minutes on stage, speak with 70 industry leaders in a closed meeting, and a booth for their startup.

After hearing more than 40 pitches, judges in each city selected their nomination for their city’s finalist.

UberPitchME Winners

iSolarWorkx  | Dubai

Founded in 2015 in Dubai, iSolarWorkx designs and manufactures creative and innovative Renewable Energy educational DIY kits. They help school pupils to understand science, especially Physics, through practical experiments mapped to their curriculum, become creative and innovative through DIY feature of our products and give them an opportunity to understand practical applications related to renewable energy.

Tari’ak | Beirut

Founded in 2014 in Beirut, Tari’ak is a simple and accurate app that advises on real-time traffic conditions. Their algorithm crowdsources vehicle velocities passively and makes traffic data available to help estimate arrival times, navigation and routing, finding the optimal routes, and broadcasting traffic information.

Yaqut | Amman

Founded in 2014 in Amman, Yaqut is a gamified and ad-supported eBookstore for smart devices targeting the MENA region. It enables users to download thousands of free books and store them directly on their device’s memory to be opened and browsed at any time.

Crowd Analyzer | Cairo

Crowd Analyzer is an Arabic focused social media monitoring tool that allows brands and agencies to monitor, analyze and respond to people opinions on social media. Crowd Analyzer has the ability to understand Arabic text automatically in terms of relevancy, sentiment & dialects.



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Thanks to our judges and to everyone who participated! See you at ArabNet on May 27-28th!

Lots of #uberLOVE,

Team Uber Dubai

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