The ninth edition of MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Startup Competition is finally here. Taking place in Jeddah in 2016, applicants from over 21 Arab countries will take part. The deadline for this year's entrants is just over a month away, Jan. 4, so the clock is ticking to apply.

Why should you? Other than the fact that it is one of the biggest entrepreneurship competitions in the region receiving over 5,000 applications each year, the networking and prizes are a must-not-miss. Applicants get to choose from three different tracks, making it all the more specialized.

Since 2007, the startup track has seen winners hailing from Lebanon to Sudan with prizes between $10K to $50K, depending on your ranking. Take a look at the first place winners of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Startup Competition since its start:

8th Edition Winner: '14 - '15

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7th Edition Winner: '13 - '14

SudaMed, Sudan

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6th Edition Winner: '12 - '13

Instabug, Egypt

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5th Edition Winner: '11 - '12

Instabeat, Lebanon

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4th Edition Winner: '10 - '11

PT Screen, Egypt

3rd Edition Winner: '09 - '10

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2nd Edition Winners: '08 - '09

Syphir, Saudi Arabia

Hayati Healthcare, UAE

1st Edition Winner: '07 - '08

EduLab - Lebanon

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Want to be the 9th Edition Winner? Apply here before Jan. 4th.