London Business School Partners with Entrepreneurship World Cup in UAE

London Business School (LBS) is excited to announce its exclusive partnership with the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by Startupscale360. As the exclusive Knowledge Partner, LBS is committed to providing entrepreneurs with the knowledge, networks, and resources needed to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

London Business School (LBS) stands at the forefront of entrepreneurial education and innovation, continuously striving to empower the next generation of leaders and innovators.

London Business School brings its unparalleled expertise and resources to support budding entrepreneurs on their journey to success. Led by Jane Khedair and Luisa Alemany, Academic Director of the IEPC, the collaboration underscores LBS’s commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and driving positive change in the global business landscape.

“The Entrepreneurship World Cup aligns perfectly with London Business School’s mission to empower entrepreneurs and foster innovation,” says Jane Khedair, Executive Director of LBS’s Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC). “Through our collaboration, we aim to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the UAE and beyond.”

Unlocking Opportunities

The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) represents more than just a pitch competition; it serves as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. With a global footprint spanning 200 countries and attracting over 100,000 participants annually, the EWC embodies the spirit of innovation and collaboration on an unprecedented scale. Entrepreneurs participating in the EWC gain access to a wealth of resources, including knowledge, networks, and capital, essential for navigating the complexities of the modern business landscape.

To illustrate, previous year’s Growth Stage winner in the UAE competition secured $10 million in funding post-competition. Moreover, in the recently unveiled Future100 by the Minister of Economy, nine out of 100 startups were EWC alumni.

In the UAE, the EWC has emerged as a catalyst for entrepreneurial growth and success. The previous year’s competition, led by LBS Alumnus Swethal Kumar (MBA2016) from Startupscale360, witnessed remarkable achievements, culminating in the prestigious recognition for the best global organizer at the Global Entrepreneurs Congress in Melbourne. This accolade underscores the UAE’s burgeoning startup ecosystem and its pivotal role in driving innovation and economic development.

LBS Alumni: Driving Entrepreneurial Success

Central to the success of the EWC in the UAE are LBS alumni who have played instrumental roles as judges, speakers, and committee members. Their invaluable contributions have enriched the competition and underscored the transformative impact of LBS’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. By leveraging their expertise and experience, LBS alumni have helped shape the future of entrepreneurship in the UAE, paving the way for aspiring innovators to realize their full potential.

Entrepreneurship World Cup information sessions

Entrepreneurs interested in participating in the EWC 2024 UAE Final are invited to attend the final information sessions on April 20th, April 22nd, or April 24th. These sessions provide comprehensive information on the benefits of applying and guide startups through the application process.

Register for the webinars here.

The UAE Final is due to take place on 31 May 2024.

Every EWC applicant will have access to complimentary workshops offered by partners, providing valuable insights and resources.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions:

  • May 3rd: “Emerging Technologies and Market Adaptation” by Emaratsec
  • May 8th: “Growth Hacking” by Founder Institute
  • May 10th: “Funding and Investment” by London Business School
  • May 14th: “Wellness” by Founder Institute

As the deadline for the EWC 2024 UAE Final approaches, aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to seize this opportunity to enhance their global presence and accelerate their journey to success. By participating in the EWC, entrepreneurs gain access to a global platform that can transform their ideas into reality and propel their ventures to new heights.

In addition to the cash prizes of up to $1 million available through the EWC, applicants also have the chance to benefit from in-kind support valued at up to $100,000 simply by submitting their application. This support, coupled with access to a global network of mentors, investors, and industry experts, positions entrepreneurs for success in today’s competitive business landscape.

As London Business School continues to champion entrepreneurship and innovation, its partnership with the Entrepreneurship World Cup underscores its unwavering commitment to empowering entrepreneurs for a brighter future. Through education, collaboration, and innovation, LBS remains at the forefront of driving positive change and shaping the future of entrepreneurship globally.

Find our more about the Entrepreneurship World Cup and apply here.