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What is this Virtual Healthcare event? 


Entrepreneur ME & Innovation 4 Health UAE, are calling all local developers, designers, marketers, nurses, doctors, students, healthcare professionals — anyone with an idea to tackle the challenges created by the global pandemic are welcome to participate at the first UAE BOLT virtual event. 

In just 48 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. 

All attendees will receive (perks) and attending certificates. Top 3 winners will be receiving as a 1st prize winner 20,000 AED , 2nd prize winners receive 10,000 AED and 3rd prize winners receive 5,000 AED grants to support building their business.





Over the course of February 21 – 24, 2021


Program Timeline Overview




Registration will be open to everyone. Attendees can join with an idea or we connect them with the idea



The moment we make the event live, participants will be invited to submit their idea through a Google Form that BOLT will set this up. Please fill in this Type form.



The deadline for submitting ideas is 48 hours before the event kicks-off on Thursday to give enough time for mentors to select the best ideas.  



The panel of mentors will vote on the ideas. They will be given a Idea Selection Judging Rubric – this will be shared with you. The panel will select the top ones to move forward to the weekend (max. Number of projects will depend on your number of participants. We believe that, for example, if you attract 1,000 participants, selecting the top 100 ideas is a good balance). 



24 hours before your BOLT starts, the top selected ideas are communicated to all attendees and they have one day to form their teams. 



Teams will be formed over Slack and we will set up a participant directory for your event, to facilitate this engagement process.



Event kick-off with some opening remarks and agenda will be done as a webinar. Teams start working. Friday is all about mentors as always. We will be introducing some tips & resources to support mentoring. 



On Saturday mid-day, teams will need to submit their idea with a video via another Google Form. The judging team will vote and the top 3 teams will be invited to a live virtual Demo Day in the evening. Then, winners will be announced. 

Innovation in Healthcare.


Organisers and participants alike are empowered to engage in technologies and innovations of their choice, across any aspect of healthcare that you think would drive impact!


February 21-24, 2021


Can I join if I live outside of UAE?

Participants can be based in any city in the world as long as your time zone does not extend beyond GMT+6 or less than GMT+2. 

What is the idea selection criteria?

• Present and unique idea targeting the Healthcare industry
• Fit the challenges

Can I pitch my existing business?

Yes, all ideas that fit the challenges are welcome!

What if someone stole my idea?

The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, you can limit your pitch to the rough outline of the idea without giving away key information.

What are the prizes for the competition? 

All attendees will receive (perks) and attending certificates. Top 3 winners will be receiving as a 1st prize winner 20,000 AED , 2nd prize winners receive 10,000 AED and 3rd prize winners receive 5,000 AED grants to support building their business. 

Can I register for the event with my team?

Yes but each member must register individually.


How do I prepare for the event?

Do some research. Market research and background information will give you a better understanding of the problem you're trying to solve.

Update your Zoom account so that we can help you upload your customized background photo for the event. 

What if my idea didn't get selected?

If your idea isn’t selected but you’ve formed a team around the idea, you’re welcome to work on it over the weekend. If you decide to do so, however, please tell the event Organizer, as this may be an issue regarding your teams’ eligibility for prizes.


How can I address the issue of IP for my idea?

As with any startup, the team decides. Techstars Startup Weekend doesn’t support or take part in the signing of any legal documents at the events themselves, and while Mentors with legal backgrounds are often present and able to give general advice, they are not permitted to give specific legal counsel.

While it doesn’t hurt to be clear about your individual expectations from the start, we’ve found that teams who don’t spend time addressing this issue until it actually matters (i.e., there is a tangible product to have ownership of) are much more productive and successful than those who do.

What is the judging criteria?

The judges will use the following criteria to review all pitches:

• Problem & Impact Is the solution they are proposing relevant in the context of healthcare? What is the value proposition to customers? Did the team talk to potential customers?

• Execution and Design Have they established a “Minimal Viable Product” during the hackathon? *Note: an MVP is the minimum set of features to be able to start collecting data. Is the MVP designed well? Is the proposed product technically viable?

• Originality The project needs to create new solutions or apply existing solutions in a new, innovative way.

• Feasibility The project must be realistic in terms of the legal, technological and scientific aspects of the solution. It should be possible to realise the project within a few months (exceptions can be made for particularly impactful solutions with a long-term perspective)

• Business Model Does the project have the potential to become a real business? Does the solution solve a core need? Have they demonstrated a go to market strategy?

What is the minimum age to apply?

The minimum legal age to participate is 18 years old.