UnifonicX transforms ideas into reality by enabling exceptional founders to start great companies and get funded. We've got your back every step of the way.
UnifonicX is a tailored program with team members and partners who bring experience as entrepreneurs, investors, and operators from the region's leading technology companies. Get mentorship, community perks, access to funds, and more.
Solutions driven by Cloud, Mobile, AI, ML, Blockchain and Big Data are welcome. Especially in the following categories:
Focus areas and use cases include but is not limited to identity protection, user authentication, know-your-customer (KYC), and fraud detection
Focus areas and use cases include but is not limited to customer service, order fulfillment, location-based services, and self-service enablement
Focus areas and use cases include but is not limited to transformation in Utility, Healthcare, Education, Social Work, and Financial Services
Applications are reviewed all year round. You will get support from successful entrepreneurs and advisors the moment you join and as you scale your startup.
Candidates will be shortlisted to attend a 2-week sprint workshop to validate their ideas. Participants will then be selected and enrolled.
Participants formally undergo a 14-week long UnifonicX program and conclude with a demo day in front of potential customers, investors and partners.
Get access to an unparalleled network of partners and customers to expand across the region.
Get up to US$70K in program value through exclusive sponsorships and mentorship.
Get access to top angel and institutional investors in the region, and beyond.
Get support from experts across industries and technologies.
Receive support and sponsorships on essential technologies to scale.
Join a fast-growing community of like-minded founders and investors.
UnifonicX has your back every step of the way. As an UnifonicX startup, you will be a part of a global community and will continue to receive support from other founders, advisors, and the UnifonicX team as you scale.
Participants do not have to pay. Nor do they have to commit to giving up equity of their ventures. The program costs ~ 70,000 USD per team and it is covered by partners and sponsors.
In the era of digital transformation, privacy and security are paramount and should be front and center. Convenience and accessibility should not come at the expense of invading privacy or breaching security. Users expect their confidential data to be protected, and organizations are keen to offer users more access to products and services. Hence the need for more innovation and standardization to maintain balance.
Nowadays customers are the focus of every vendor and service provider. Customer expectations are on the rise and demand for instant services is becoming more of a norm rather than an exception. A customer-centric approach to solving business problems leads to higher customer satisfaction and increases their chances of repeat business. Organizations need to ensure that every customer receives the attention they deserve, find the information they need, and fulfill their expectations from the organization.
Public and private entities are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation initiatives, budgets, and timelines to navigate the new normal. Projects that required years of planning and execution are now expected to complete in months or weeks. With technology advancements and reliable infrastructures, the impact exponentially multiplies with larger enterprises such as governments and public services. The scalability and reach required to serve millions of citizens and residents is now in high demand.
Bonus points for solutions driven by Cloud, Mobile, AI, ML, Robotics, BlockChain and Big Data
No, participants can be located anywhere and will be facilitated online. However, the venture should be attractive to the KSA and MENA region. Also, participants should expect the activities to take place on a time suitable to MENA. If the situation allows, face-to-face interactions will be coordinated accordingly.
Yes, after the program, selected participants will continue receiving support from other founders, advisors, and the UnifonicX team as they scale in their entrepreneurial journey.
During the program and especially Demo-Day, participants will have exposure to potential investors. Each case will be treated case-by-case
It’s advantageous to have an early-stage start-up or aspire to start one soon, however it's not mandatory.
Absolutely! This unique experiential learning opportunity is the catalyst to ideate, innovate, and execute all creative principles of entrepreneurship. All the participants of the program are split into teams. As a program participant, you can either join someone’s team or attract the participantsto work on your project.
This course will provide an opportunity to acquire the skills for the creation of a new business or innovative product, understand the success of exponential companies approaches/tools and what ensures their growth, quickly and economically test business hypotheses and build agile processes and start using innovative techniques in work and life.
The course consists of regular weekly webinar lectures and discussion, online material, weekly mentor team sessions, 2 gate checks (internal pitch), 1 final presentation.