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6 Saudi start-ups to follow

Yesterday was the Saudi Arabian final of the Entrepreneurship World Cup, an annual event that brings together startups from around the world to compete for prizes and support their growth.

Remember, a few months ago at the VivaTech show in Paris, and later at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, we told you about the Entrepreneurship World Cup. This pitching competition allows young entrepreneurs to present their concepts with the aim of winning prizes, creating a network, and benefiting from in-depth and personalized support. 

Start-ups from each country first compete against each other before participating in regional and then global finals. Yesterday, in fact, marked the date of the Saudi final and we now know the names of the 6 Saudi start-ups that will have the chance to compete against their foreign counterparts.

1 – Talon Dust Control 

It is the company that won this Saudi stage of the competition. Based at the KAUST University specialized in technology and innovation, it markets a spray solution that limits dust in the air and better manages soil stabilization.

2 – Edama Organic Solutions

The dolphin of this edition develops solutions for recycling organic waste specially designed for the climatic conditions of a desert environment! 

3 – BrightSign 

It is a company that has developed an intelligent glove that can transform any element of sign language into written language, in any language, to help people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and dumb. 


4 – Upskillable

What would a startup competition be without an HR solution? Upskillable is a profile analysis tool that helps employers make choices. It helps them to make the right recruitments but also to make the right decisions about their workforce needs.

5 – PereGrine Genomics

This small tech company, whose name is reminiscent of a certain hobbit named Pippin in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, uses big data and artificial intelligence to serve public health. 


The latest addition to the EWC’s Saudi Arabian 2020 promo aims to maximize the effectiveness of online fashion retailers by giving users more confidence in the accuracy of sizes of clothing purchased online. 

The contest, which attracted some 174,000 participants from 200 countries, will close in mid-October at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh.