- All female citizens and residents of the UAE
- Above the age of 18
Categories for entry
- Original business idea in a concept phase
- Small business (could be home-based) that has the potential to grow into an SME.
- Entrepreneurs with an existing business are only eligible to apply if they are doing so for a venture unrelated to their existing business, which meets the rest of the criteria.
Conditions of entry
- Entries are only accepted in the official website format
- We advise and encourage applicants to attend all the sessions and workshops in order to benefit from the learning curriculum
- Active participation in competition activities required
- Workshops should be attended by women applicants only
- Submit the business plan within the required time frame
- Respect the confidentiality of other participant’s ideas throughout the program
- Majority of leadership positions within the venture must be filled by women
- Entrants must nominate a lead contact person (female)
- Entrants grant Dubai Business Women Council the right to use and display contestants’ pictures for marketing purposes only