Event Detail


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Organiser: MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

Venue: Exhibition Hall 2

MIT EF Arab Startup Competition

18 – 19 April 2018

The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab, in partnership with Community Jameel and in collaboration with this year's strategic partners Riyada, Omantel and Zain Group as digital partner, is pleased to invite you to join them for the final award ceremony of the 11th Edition of the Arab Startup Competition. 80 teams from 14 Arab countries qualified to the finals, and prizes exceeding $160,000 will be awarded, in addition to panel discussions hosting regional and global experts.  

5:00 pm - Semi Finalist's Exhibition

5:30 pm - Registrations

6:00 pm - Opening Notes

6:15 pm - Panel discussion on "Building Emerging Ecosystems"

Moderator: Hala Fadel, Founding Member and Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

Speakers: Rocio Fonseca, Executive Director at Startup Chile

Ahmed Al Alfi, Founder and Chairman at Sawari Ventures

Eamonn Carey, Managing Director at Techstars

6:35 pm - Panel discussion on "What Silicon Valley investors want to see in MENA"

Moderator: Amir Farha, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer at Beco Capital


Sharif El-Badawi, Partner at 500 Startups

Tarek Fahim, Managing Partner at Endure Capital

Christopher Rogers, Partner at Lumia Capital 

7:00 pm - Announcement of this year's winners [Ideas, Social Entrepreneurship, and Startups Track]

8:00 pm - Networking Dinner