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Applications for MITEF’s 14th Arab Startup Competition are Now Open

After managing to complete its 13th edition during the pandemic earlier this year, the regional platform returns to help empower a new cohort of startups with a virtual edition.

For 14 editions, the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab sets off to pick the finest, most tenacious and innovative cohort of startups, putting their entrepreneurial agility to the test across three tracks: Ideas, Startups and Social Entrepreneurship. The platform has long been renowned for empowering startups, and challenging them in a nuanced set of tests to build on their skills, and gain new ones.

The alarms have been sounded for entrepreneurs to apply for the latest edition of the simply named 'Arab Startup Competition', where the winning teams will be awarded an equity-free cash prize, as well as access to the platform’s slate of  training, coaching, networking opportunities and media traction. With the initiative migrating online due to the pandemic, the platform’s still keen on selecting the brightest Arab startups to pitch before a panel of judges, with the evaluation criteria depending on the strength of the team, scalability, financial sustainability and the breadth of their innovation.

The forum continues to band together with global philanthropy platform, Community Jameel, to ensure the newly-introduced digital aspect to the initiative continues to benefit attendees and entrepreneurs just as they would be on-ground. The online event will culminate in a  virtual conference and awards ceremony that announces and celebrates the final winners.

Applications are open now and until December 15th, 2020. To apply head to MITEF Pan Arab’s website here.

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