Draper-Aladdin Startup Competition

Finding the Next Big Idea One Pitch at a Time

Powered by Draper.VC and AladdinB2B, the Draper-Aladdin Startup Competition (DASC) gathers innovative startups to compete for the Startup Hero title and up to half a million  half a million  dollars in cash investment. Wait— that’s not all. The winner gets a shot at international publicity and crowdfunding, through the Meet the Drapers TV Show.
Game-changing ideas, promising startups, and the opportunity of a lifetime — brought to you by Draper.VC and AladdinB2B.

The Power of an Idea

From making everyday tasks a little bit easier to connecting the entire world within a virtual realm; It all starts with an idea. Yet it all depends on where that idea will end up. Some ideas remain an idea, while others go on to change the world. We are strong believers in the power of ideas, and that a game-changing idea deserves attention and opportunity.
As technology advances, new ideas are born each day. These ideas have the potential to become solutions to problems, enhance existing patterns, and make the world a better, more innovative place.
Our goal at DASC is to help bring great ideas to life. We want to shed light on high-potential startups and give them a chance to show the world what they have to offer and make it happen!
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It’s all about Innovation

AladdinB2B is all about innovation, so it’s no surprise that our startup competition is unlike any other. DASC gives everyone the access to watch, engage, and ultimately decide the winning startup. With Aladdin technology, everyone gets in on the action. Along with the panel of judges, the audience can weigh in on the decision by entering their vote on the Aladdin app. They can deliberate with other viewers, participate in the live Q&A, and interact on the social feed.

A World of Opportunity

Every startup is different, yet they all have one thing in common; they all want to win. They want to present their product to the world. The question is, how do they do that? The Draper-Aladdin Startup Competition gives startups that opportunity. DASC will take the winning startup to a new level, with a prized investment of half a million dollars. But that’s not all. The winner gets a shot at international publicity and investment, through the Meet the Drapers TV show.

Meet the Drapers

Pitch to millions, including one of Silicon Valley’s top VC families, on Meet the Drapers; a TV show looking for the next generation of startup heroes. The Draper family: Tim Draper, his father Bill Draper, his sister Polly Draper and one guest VC. Millions of American and international viewers will watch on both cable and digital. The crazy part is, the viewers can also invest! The winner of DASC gets the chance to appear on Meet the Drapers and pitch internationally to millions of investors.

Pitch to millions, including one of Silicon Valley’s top VC families, on Meet the Drapers; a TV show looking for the next generation of startup heroes. In each episode, startups pitch Tim Draper and the guest VC judges. Millions of American and international viewers will watch on both cable and digital. The crazy part is, the viewers can also invest! The winner of DASC gets the chance to appear on Meet the Drapers and pitch internationally to millions of investors.

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About Tim Draper

Tim Draper is the founder of prominent venture capital firm DFJ. He was an early investor in more than 30 unicorns including  Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring, Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood, Ancestry.com, Twitch, Cruise Automation, and Focus Media  among others. We are proud to say, Tim is a founding investor in AladdinB2B.com Together, we have formed the Draper-Aladdin Startup Competition, a platform for innovative ideas and upcoming startups.

About Alaa Ismail

Alaa Ismail is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, and advisor with more than 15 years of experience in the trade and exhibition industry. The crux of his entrepreneurial career has been in the trade industry, most notably, founding and running AladdinB2B, an online platform that is transforming the trade show industry with online, hybrid, and in-person solutions.

Alaa founded his first company SalesMENA, at the age of 26, which today is the #1 B2B outsource sales solution in the MENA region. SalesMENA has played a key role in the success of international companies in the region for 10 years. Recently, Alaa partnered with Tim Draper to establish Draper-Aladdin Startup Competition, which aims to fund the winning startup with up to 500k USD.

Event Organizers

At every single trade event that uses Aladdin technology, Draper-Aladdin will sponsor the startup competition. Our key added value to the organizer is to attract new startups with a cash investment prize for promising entrepreneurs.
The competition will attract investors and industry leaders. The winning startup will receive up to USD500,000 investment and will have the opportunity to go on the famous MeetTheDrapers.com TV show and compete for another USD 500,000 while pitching to an international audience of millions. Investors at the show get to network with other investors and upcoming startups using the innovative Aladdin Matchmaking & Meeting app.

If you are organizing a trade show and looking for a sponsor for your competition, here’s your chance. 

Event Organizers

Startups

Calling all great startups, if you’re looking for funding from the right US based investor, we’d like to hear from you.
Also, *startups can fill email to get updates of the next DASC and trade shows

Investors and Judges

If you are an investor or a judge looking to network with other investors and get involved in leading startup events, we’d love to invite you!

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