Startups Without Borders Closed Middle East’s First Summit Celebrating Diversity in the Startup Scene
The summit, held on November 8th and 9th at the American University in Cairo, gathered entrepreneurs and investors from Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine and Eritrea. The summit also hosted the world’s first interactive silent speech, held by Palestinian award-winning author Chaker Khazaal.
Gaziantep-based startup Spermly has just won the Startup Roadshow Finals. Medicine Box, an Amman-based startup that creates a Medicine Bank for vulnerable people, won the second prize, while Jellyfish from Beirut took home the third prize.
The author of “Tale and Tala” and “Confessions of a War Child,” is landing in Cairo for the Startups Without Borders Summit, where he will share his inspiring journey.
Fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to embark on an amazing ride with the most inspiring game-changers, entrepreneurs, adventurers, media powerhouses and business experts. The Startups Without Borders summit is just about to start.
The competition is taking off on September 7th, with a series of bootcamps in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. Up for grabs is the chance to win $15,000 in cash prizes, and a trip to pitch in Amsterdam during the SPARK Ignite conference.
What if we turned the tables and started looking at refugees for the talent they have, instead of the things they they need? We speak to the founder of the EdTech startup doing just that.
Defying Statelessness: How My Daughter’s Birth Inspired Me to Start a Peer-to-Peer Shipping Company in Iraq
What happens to Syrian refugee children who are born abroad? The hurdles to get a birth certificate in Iraq led Azhar Al Madani to start a shipping company.
Having published the first-ever report on the topic, the CFE is gearing up for a summit.