Global Startup Awards is the largest independent startup ecosystem competition. GSA uses its competition framework and events to run programs across the globe. The organization has its HQ in Copenhagen and Budapest.
Global Startup Awards was born out of the Nordic Startup Awards (NSAwards), which was the first region founded in 2012. GSA is now providing a global platform that creates value for the participant stakeholders, governmental institutions, corporates, and private companies.
Global Startup Awards is Bringing together amazing ideas and best talents from 12 regions, and 124 countries from all over the world to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and startups. The competition process for finding the winners involves all aspects of a startup ecosystem by using a network of local ambassadors, country partners, national jury members, international jury members from the entire globe as well as key advisors counting everyone from top investors, political stakeholders, founders, and community builders.
Middle East Startup Awards, focuses on celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and promote bridging boundaries using innovation in the region by appreciating them with our most coveted awards program which will be attended by the top-notch entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, and ecosystem builders from Nordic, Central Europe, Eurasia, SAARC and ASEAN.
The Middle East Award for Startups was held in its first session this year in the United Arab Emirates under The Patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy and a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Emirates Association for Entrepreneurial Investors.
Pioneer Investors was among the finalists for the Best VC award, as well as among the nominees for the People’s Choice Award in the Middle East.
SmartZi Startup also was among the finalists for the Newcomer of the Year Award and won the People’s Choice Award in the Middle East; it should be noted that SmartZi is one of the Pioneer Investors portfolio startups.