ITIDA Announces 'Start IT' 38th Round Winners

9 April 2023

Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), of Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), has announced the winners of the 38th round of “Start IT” competition. Winners are BrainWise, HELFEX Robotics, the Flanklers, and NASLST.

Start IT is a quarterly nationwide business plan competition targeting entrepreneurs with ICT-related prototypes and proof of concept working on turning their ideas into startups. Application process includes three phases: 1) application and submitting a business plan, 2) interview phase and 3) pitching.

Winners will be offered a unique opportunity to have their ideas incubated at one of TIEC incubation centers for one year. The incubation package includes cash funds, in-kind services, such as consultancy services, software and hardware tools, and marketing support. This is besides a working space with basic furniture and internet access, as well as access to technical, subject-matter advisory, business consulting, and mentoring.

Established in 2010, TIEC aims to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the local ICT industry through building the capacity of enterprises and individuals, providing innovation assessment and certification services, and taking part in national innovation initiatives.