What did they win? TENDERD reaps benefits from Start-Up city Pitch Competition

What did they win? TENDERD reaps benefits from Start-Up city Pitch Competition

TENDERD participated in the Start-up City Pitch Competition to introduce their TENDERD Track Software, and get more leads for their machinery rental business.

The results:

  • As a direct result of exhibiting at The Big 5, TENDERD closed machine rental deals worth in excess of USD 30,000
  • Winning the Start-up City Pitch competition gave the TENDERD brand enormous recognition and a marketing exposure worth USD 20,000
  • Thanks to an increased market knowledge, TENDERD was able to adapt its technology and services to the needs of their target industry



TENDERD is a heavy equipment rental marketplace for Middle East and North Africa. Their platform enables contractors to track productivity of their rented equipment, while equipment owners benefit from TENDERD massive reach to maximise their equipment rental yield.

TENDERD taking home a prize worth US$ 25,000 donated by The Big 5
TENDERD taking home a prize worth US$ 25,000 donated by The Big 5

Launched in 2018, TENDERD raised the biggest seed round in the MENA region at US$5.8M at that time. It counts on Google and Y-Combinator as partners, and works with hundreds of reputable clients.

Chong Siong, VP Growth, at TENDERD has told us:

“Throughout the four days of exhibiting at The Big 5 we met many potential clients and partners.”

Case Study:

The Objective

TENDERD wanted to introduce their TENDERD Track Software, and get more leads for their machinery rental business.

The Challenge

As a start-up, it had been challenging for TENDERD to find the right platform to build their brand name and to get exposure to the construction industry.

The Big 5 Solution

By exhibiting at The Big 5, TENDERD was able to meet the right people, including numerous Managing Directors, General Managers and CEOs, with whom they formed beneficial relationships. In addition, by talking to industry players who attended the event, they gained important insights into the construction sector, which will help them drive their business strategy.


TENDERD at Start-up City Pitch Competition
TENDERD at Start-up City Pitch Competition

The region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry, The Big 5 featuring the Start-up City Pitch Competition will return from 23 - 26 November 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

To know more about being a part of the Start-up City Pitch Competition, CLICK HERE

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About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.