Following the certification of the French Tech Hub Dubai - UAE by the French government in October 2016, the "French Tech Dubai UAE Award" is an excellent opportunity to highlight the vitality of the ecosystem and the French tech, digital and entrepreneurial community of Dubai.
This initiative, organized in collaboration with KPMG, contributes to our mission of facilitating the French business community in the United Arab Emirates and developing the visibility of our member companies.
La French Tech’ is the term used to describe the French startup community: everyone who works in or for a startup in France or for a French startup abroad. Entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, developers, incubators, media, public organizations, research institutions, etc. that are committed to the growth of startups and to their international prosperity. Find out more on La French Tech.
French Tech Dubai UAE Award Finalists
AEDMAP develops innovative solutions to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rate. They enable companies and public authorities to manage their defibrillators in a secured database and share their locations with the general public.
From the ground breaking Health Mirror, to unique designed activity trackers, BodyO is a hardware and software solution designed to offer tailor made solutions to Users, Professionals and Corporations.
Eat is the ultimate restaurant guide & reservations app in Dubai and Bahrain.
Our service makes it easy to discover the best restaurants, explore menus and photos, and reserve your table. Bookings take just 3 clicks to complete.
Zero1 is a leading Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology developer, providing LiFi driven product and service combinations for exterior and interior environments across multiple municipal industrial, and commercial sectors.
French Tech Dubai UAE Award Jury
President of the Jury
M. Hassan Al Hashemi - VP International Relations - Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jury French Tech Dubai UAE members
M. Hamza Belgourari - Director Middle East Inward Investments, Business France
M. Philippe Bouvier - Managing Partner, Urban Value Creation Consulting
M. Charles de Puybaudet – Senior Business Manager, Davidson Consulting Dubai
Mme Marie de Ducla – Industry Head FMCG Luxury MENA, Google & Ambassadrice French Tech Dubai UAE
M. Frederic Gastaldo – Serial entrepreneur, founder of Photoweb-LP in many french/European VCs as ISAI, Hi Inov, HLD...
M. Souhail Haddaji - Vice President Delivery Management, DU
M. Martin Sabbagh - CEO Middle East, JC DECAUX & French Trade Advisor
M. Patrick Thiriet - Chief Strategy Officer, Choueiri Group
Mrs. Elizabeth Champonnois – Security & Identity (Premier Field Engineer) Manager for Microsoft Gulf, Saudi Arabia & Pakistan
The start-up winner of the "French Tech Dubai UAE Award" 2017 will benefit from the following advantages:
6 February 2017 l Opening of applications.
19 March 2017 l Pitch to the jury
Finalist start-ups candidates will have the opportunity to pitch to a jury of professionals (entrepreneurs, consultants, investors, representatives of local authorities ...). Each member of the jury carries out an in-depth evaluation of each application according to predefined and common criteria.
31 March 2017 l Results of the jury
All candidate start-ups are contacted by the FBC in order to be informed of the results.
20 April 2017 l Award ceremony and broadcast of the video of the 3 nominees
More than 1,000 guests will attend the FBC Gala Dinner and the award ceremony: representatives of member companies with their clients, local partners, representatives of the French authorities (French Embassy, French Consulate General) and a panel of journalists!
To enter the competition and before filling-up the below online form, the start-up must comply with the following criteria:
The Dubai UAE hub shows the remarkable dynamism of the Tech ecosystem in Dubai, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, and other talented people.
The FBC is very proud to be involved in this initiative aiming to accelerate the development of French startups in Dubai UAE and to strengthen the international appeal of the French Tech.
The French Tech Dubai UAE is the first and only one in the Middle East, federating a group of French digital entrepreneurs – click here for more information.
If you are a French founder/CEO of a Dubai based startup, click here to register.
‘La French Tech’ is the term used to describe the French startup community: everyone who works in or for a startup in France or for a French startup abroad.
Entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, developers, incubators, media, public organizations, research institutions, etc. that are committed to the growth of startups and to their international prosperity. Find out more on La French Tech.