Labpreneur Medlab Middle East competition for all promising diagnostic company start-ups


Calling all innovators, disrupters and entrepreneurs.

A competition for all promising diagnostic company start-ups that are in pursuit of improving human lives, by addressing unmet medical challenges and revolutionising the laboratory medicine industry. If this sounds like your company's new modern laboratory services and offerings, join the challenge or keep reading for more info.

Live edition

5 - 8 February 2024

Dubai World Trade Centre


22 Jan - 22 Feb 2024


Calling all innovators, disrupters, and entrepreneurs

We are excited to announce a brand-NEW feature called the Labpreneur at Medlab Middle East. Labpreneur is a start-up competition that will gather the most exciting and promising medical laboratory start-ups from across the world who are actively addressing the unmet challenges and revolutionising the medical lab industry.

Labpreneur start-up competition will feature the top 10 innovative early and middle-stage start-ups from across the world, pitching their ground-breaking ideas and battling on stage in front of an esteemed panel of judges, which includes investors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs.

Join us at Labpreneur 2023 and compete in person on 9 February

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

intelligence and enablement

and diagnostics



& General Services


devices and instruments



& more...

Deadline to submit

The submission link closes on 10 January 2023 OR when 10 suitable start-ups have been short-listed from submissions, whichever comes first.

Labpreneur start-up competition

Competition Breakdown:

  • The competition will consist of 1 round
  • 10 pitches, 8 mins each
  • 3 month mentorship program by Ankit Sarwahi, Partner, Middle East Venture Partners


  • Start-up stages: early and middle
  • 1 Round - 10 start-ups
  • 5 minutes to pitch and 3 minutes of Q&A with the judges
  • 1 winner

The winner will receive:

3 month mentorship program by Ankit Sarwahi, Partner, Middle East Venture Partners

An exclusive interview with Omnia Health Insight

A complimentary exhibition stand space at Medlab Middle East 2024


Thursday 9 February 2023

Johannesburg Room (Dubai World Trade Centre)

MC: Dr Abdulrahman M Aboud

11:00 - 12:30  The Pitches


1. LivSys: Develops and manufactures in-vitro
diagnostic products to provide quality and cost economically instruments that enable
affordable health care to all segments of people. 
Dilip Ramesh, Director, LivSys Device India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India

2. AstraGene: The first biotech diagnostics manufacturing company in the UAE. Dr Palat Menon, Founder and CEO, AstraGene FZ LLC, Dubai, UAE

3. Zcare: A 3D medical solution company that uses 3D printing and augmented reality to help surgeon perform their surgery in assistance. Haythem Zouaoui, CEO, Zcare, Tunis, Tunisia

4. Mage Health: A secure platform for managing and sharing medical records putting
patients in control
Michael Tendo, CEO, Mage Health, Dubai, UAE

5. Detectionme: The first AI-enabled liquid biopsy multi-cancer detection test in the middle east. Arman Vali, CEO, Detectiome, Dubai, UAE

6. Gene&GreenTK: a young biotech company dedicated in developing robust enzymes
addressing major public health and environmental issues. 
Dr David Daudé, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Gene&GreenTK, Marseille, France

7. Intelligenix Advanced Diagnostics LTD: A biotech company that is developing precision medicine-based
diagnosics and targeted therapeutics in oncology. 
Dr Carlton Donald, Co-Founder, Intelligenix Advanced Diagnostics LTD, Atlanta, USA

8. Alveo Technologies: Alveo has re-envisioned the capabilities of molecular diagnostics is on a mission to enable earlier detection of pathogens at the point of need. Erik Tyrrell-Knott, Chief Business and Ali CoopersmithStrategy Officer, Alveo Technologies, Alveo Technologies, California, USA

Meet the judges

Gaelle Yammine, Associate, Middle
East Venture Partners, Dubai, UAE

Dr Marie Ibrahim, Associate Director – Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance, IROS CRO, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi,
Managing Director, Dubai
Science Park, Dubai, UAE

 Dr Rahul Chaudhary, Group Director Pathology, Unilabs, Geneva, Switzerland

Join us at Labpreneur 2023 and compete in person on 9 February