The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute is pleased to announce the prestigious Middle East Start-Up Excellence Awards that celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the startup ecosystem across the Middle East region. The award recognizes and rewards the entrepreneurs that have made an impact on the business landscape of the Middle East. The awards reward excellence, best practices and innovation in start-ups across the region and seek to give the innovators who are building new businesses in the region a platform to have their achievements recognised and rewarded.

The Awards identify start-ups, innovative SMEs with exemplary products and services, Start Ups which invest in their employees’ environment and customer strategy and also the visionary entrepreneurs leading them.


  • The award recognizes those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in the Middle East region’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.
  • Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in the Middle East region.
  • Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening the Middle East region's entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture.
  • Incentivize efforts and elevate the ambitions of the Middle East region’s entrepreneurial community.


The Awards categories are specifically formulated to honor the path-breaking leaders in various fields of government and business organizations for their outstanding contribution towards the development of regional competitiveness. Read more

Past Award Winners
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