Are you passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology to tackle the world's most pressing challenges?

Do you have an innovative AI solution that could revolutionize the way we address climate change, promote sustainability, enhance healthcare, or build smarter cities? If so, we invite you to join us

We are seeking visionary entrepreneurs who are pioneering AI-driven solutions and cutting-edge technologies in the following key areas:
AI & Robotics
Present applications that leverage artificial intelligence or robotics to revolutionize everyday life. As these technologies continue to advance, they have the potential to enhance efficiency, convenience, and quality of life for people around the world.
Sustainability Solutions
Showcase how your technology can promote sustainable practices in agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, or any other sector, leading to a more environmentally friendly and resilient future.
Health Innovations
Demonstrate how your solutions are revolutionizing healthcare delivery, disease prevention, diagnostics, personalized medicine, health monitoring, and improving healthcare accessibility and affordability.
Whether you are developing personalized learning platforms or tools to enhance teaching effectiveness, we are seeking solutions that are revolutionizing the way to teach and learn.
Program Timeline

Early Registration Closes: April 21, 2024 at 11:59 pm PT
Interviews for selected candidates: May 1-8, 2024
Semi-finalists Announced: May 13, 2024
Registration Closes: July 21 at 11:59 pm PT
Semi-finalists Announced: September 1, 2024

Registration Opens
Kickstart Your Innovation Journey
The gateway to showcasing your groundbreaking solutions opens. Seize the opportunity to pitch your vision at a global stage.
Registration Closes
Final Call for Innovators
Ensure your innovative solution is in the running. This marks the final day for early registrations.
Candidate Interviews
Diving Deep into Innovations
A critical phase where selected candidates will share the depth of their innovations during personal interviews.
Semi-finalists Unveiled
Spotlight on Game-Changers
The first wave of semi-finalists, poised to present their vision for a sustainable future, will be announced.
FII PRIORITY Rio de Janeiro
Innovation Showcase in FII PRIORITY - Brazil
Semi-finalists will be invited to pitch on stage in Rio de Janeiro.
FII8 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
FII8 Innovators Pitch Finals
The climax of innovation where finalists present their groundbreaking solutions in Riyadh, under the watchful eyes of global industry leaders.



Pitch on stage at FII events, gain global media exposure, and secure exclusive interviews, showcasing your venture to a community of top-tier investors and the wider industry.


Enjoy privileged access to the FII ecosystem, including networking opportunities with experts across various sectors, and use the FII mobile app for strategic connections and personalized scheduling.


Benefit from sponsored travel arrangements, including flight tickets and accommodation, ensuring your focus remains on presenting your venture and forming valuable connections.


Receive a complimentary FII8 Startup Membership, offering exclusive benefits and resources tailored to support and accelerate your venture's growth.


Participate in masterclasses and inspiring programming designed to expand your expertise, sharpen your skills, and provide insights into the latest industry trends and practices.


Connect with the FII Investment Community, a network of influential and experienced investors and professionals, fostering relationships that can propel your venture forward.


Leverage the opportunity for sponsored exhibition space at FII events to showcase your products or services, enhancing your visibility and engagement with potential investors & collaborators.


- Startups from any country are eligible.

- Startups in the early and growth stages are welcome to apply.

- Startups developing products or services that prioritize positive social and environmental impact alongside financial profitability.

- Applicant must be the Founder and current member of the executive team.



Startups must be eligible to apply. See eligibility section ↑


Startups must be in the following stages of development or fundraising rounds: Seed, Series A, Growth (Series B/C)


Applications must be written in English.


Applicant must be available and legally able to travel to selected FII events 
(FII Priority Rio on June 11-13, 2024 / FII8 Riyadh on Oct 29-31, 2024)


Applicant agrees to participate in media and press opportunities related to the Competition.


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis based on the selection criteria. Top finalists will be invited for an interview. Successful candidates will be announced on the webpage and invited to pitch on stage.


By submitting an application, you agree that any information or data that you provide in this application or pitch is considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you or any other party. FII Institute has no obligation towards you or any other party to protect such information.


The applicant must agree to all Competition rules, including completing the application and submission by the deadline and participating in the FII events if chosen.
Selection Criteria


Uniqueness and creativity of the solution in addressing AI & robotics, health, education, or sustainability challenges.


Potential for significant positive environmental, social, and economic impact.

Feasibility & Team

Demonstrate technical feasibility, effectiveness of the solution, team expertise, and a realistic plan.


Potential for scalability and replication in different contexts and regions. The solution has a plan for financial viability.
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Startups from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply if working on solutions in the following areas: AI & Robotics, Sustainability, Education, and Health.

Why should I register?

This is a unique opportunity to showcase your solution and connect with an exclusive group of top-tier investors, industry experts, potential partners, and like-minded innovators from diverse backgrounds. Selected participants will gain visibility for their ventures, potentially leading to partnerships, funding opportunities, and media coverage.

Do I need to incorporate before applying?


Is there any application fee?

There is no fee to enter the competition. 

Do I need to have a Minimum Viable Product?

Yes! You need to have a MVP but revenue is not required.

How would I know if I get selected?

All finalists will be announced on the website, and due to the high level of applications, we will only notify those selected. Applicants selected as finalists will need to pitch in person and have a valid passport for travel.
Please note that the startup pitcher participating in FII events must be the Founder, Co-Founder, or CEO.

Who can I contact for more information?

All the information is available on the webpage. However, if you have any questions that are not covered in the information provided, you can contact us at