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Startup Den

at FHS Saudi Arabia 2023

The Bench is passionate about supporting start-ups and providing an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business model to a senior panel of judges and investors.

If you are a start-up in the Saudi hospitality industry, here are some reasons you should participate in the Startup Den at Future Hospitality Investment Summit - Saudi Arabia 2023:

  • The opportunity to present your business concept to industry delegates attending FHS and the judges
  • The possibility of winning prizes including incubation through STA providing workplaces within the Saudi hospitality industry
  • If you are selected as one of the 10 finalists you will be provided with a complimentary ticket to attend FHS Saudi Arabia

Applications for Startup Den have now closed.

Jalil Mekouar, Chris Nader, and Fuad Sajdi, founders of InHovate, ENVI Lodges, and Toggle Market respectively took the stage at FHOS 2022 to discuss their challenges and learning as a growing startup.

Session Details

Session Timings: 16:30-18:00 on Monday, 8th May

The 10 finalists will be given 5 minutes each to present their concept, business model and supporting numbers on stage. The judges will then take the next 2 minutes to ask questions about their business concept.

Should you be interested in taking an exhibition stand, we have a discounted rate for startups. Please contact Jana Bader at jana.bader@thebench.com.


Applications for Startup Den have now closed.

A Selection of Previous Startup Den Finalists

Startup Den Judges

Startup Den Particpants