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Start-Up Package

The Start-Up Market

Discover the new Start-Up zone - innovation reimagined at the heart of Pharma!

The CPHI Middle East Start-Up Programme:

In keeping with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which identifies the proliferation and success of small and medium businesses as a vital element of Saudi Arabia’s economic objectives of job creation, technological innovation and the boosting of exports, CPHI Middle East Start-Up Market is looking for the next generation of innovators within the pharmaceutical supply chain. 

We welcome applicants from KSA, the Middle East and further afield.

Is your company eligible?

Eligible candidates should follow criteria below:

  • Start-Up companies should not apply if they have been a full paid exhibitor at any point before to any CPHI show
  • Submissions should be in English
  • 2-50 full time employees
  • 1-10 years of trading – less than ten years of direct sales
  • No minimum capital requirement
  • Significant further growth ambition and potential
  • Classifies themselves as a Start-Up
  • Has a product which is either in proof of concept, prototype or commercialised stage
  • Can commit to attending CPHI Middle East in person


What's included:

For $1200:

Tabletop with 2 chair

5x tickets to the event

Start-Up networking events

Access to mentors

Pitch Sessions

Start-Up Tours

Lead Retrieval included

Access to Marketing toolkit

start-up market

We are accepting applicants from across the entire spectrum of the pharmaceutical sector: from AI and Machine Learning, to API’s, Digital Therapies and Medical technologies. For over 25 years CPHI has been the catalyst of health innovations worldwide and for many pharmaceutical companies our event has been an important milestone in the calendar to meet with new innovations, network and continue to grow in worldwide visibility. 

A wide range of innovative products and services from the fields of medical imaging, laboratory technology, diagnostics, health IT, mobile health as well as physiotherapy/orthopaedic technology and medical consumables are presented here.

CPHI Middle East is committed to empowering the life science industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, becoming a key component and driving force behind the growth of Saudi Arabia’s economy.


Please note applicants should also comply with the following regulations:

Applicants should comply with the 2022 Anti-Concealment Law and Anti-Fronting Law, which prohibits foreign entities to illegally operate economic activities in the KSA by having a facade of being wholly owned by Saudi Nationals, while in realtiy the beneficiaries are non Saudi. With reference to the Anti-Concealment Law, concealment is defined as "an agreement or arrangement under which a person enables another non-Saudi person to practice an Economic Activity in KSA, not licensed to practice the same using the licence or approval issued for the concealer."

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