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

Labpreneur: Shaping Tomorrow's Healthcare

Labpreneur is your gateway to innovation and a unique opportunity to witness the next big ideas that will shape the future of medical laboratories. Join us and be part of the healthcare revolution!

3 - 6 February 2025

Dubai World Trade Centre



Date: February 8, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Cape Town Room Room, Za’beel Hall 1

Join us at Labpreneur, the premier start-up competition hosted by Medlab Middle East 2024, where the future of medical laboratory innovation takes center stage. This dynamic event showcases the cutting-edge ideas of the world's top 10 start-ups, addressing unmet challenges and revolutionising the medical lab industry.

Make sure to mark your calendar and stay tuned for the  Labpreneur 2024 event. Together, we're transforming healthcare one breakthrough at a time

Competition Format:


  • 1 Round
  • 10 Pitches, 4 Minutes for Pitching, 5 Minutes for Q&A
  • Grand Finale: Selection of 1 Winner


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 9 January 2024 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:

Complimentary Exhibition Stand Space at MLME 2025

Prestigious Award Plaque

Exclusive Interview with the Omnia Health Insight


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 2024 and compete in person on 8 February