It’s summertime and the air is ripe with Startup opportunities – especially is you’re an entrepreneur in the MENA and Europe! From accelerator programs to conferences to boot camps, here are 5 startup opportunities to keep you on your toes, helping you and your startup make the most of the season!
By Divya Jose
1. Falak Start Ups in Egypt
Powered by the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and its venture capital arm, Egypt Ventures, Falak Startups’ mission is to find and empower talented and ambitious seed stage tech startup founders and help them thrive in the region’s rapidly changing entrepreneurship landscape. Their sector-agnostic offering focuses on improving startups’ product-market fit; fine-tuning their business, operating and revenue models; growing their customer base; and raising follow-on investments.
Falak Startups’ is offering an unrivaled ticket size of up to 2,000,000 EGP and provides the support startups need to gain momentum and accelerate their growth. Falak also supports its portfolio of startups in securing follow-on investments from venture capital firms, angel investors, and/or corporates.
To apply to their Accelerator program, click here.
2. Flat6Labs Amman
Flat6Labs is the MENA region’s leading seed and early stage venture capital firm, currently running the most renowned startup programs in the region. Annually, Flat6Labs invests in more than 100 innovative and technology-driven startups enabling thousands of passionate entrepreneurs to achieve their daring ambitions and ultimately becoming their institutional co-founders.
The 4 month Amman seed program is currently open for applications!
Register on this link by 15th August.
3. WorldStartUp- Funding Support Program
The primary focus of this program is to accelerate the growth of ventures who focus on future solutions with a positive impact.
CRITERIA TO MEET FOR APPLICATION:
- You focus on one or more of UN SDGs and know how to measure your Impact
- You have a strong and dedicated management team
- Your venture has a proven business model and paying clients
- You are looking to raise between 100k and 2.5 Million Euros
- You have a realistic valuation in mind
- Your legal entity (HQ or subsidiary) is based in Europe
Register on this link by 6th August.
4. sTARTUp Day in Estonia
A 2 day hybrid conference happening in Estonia from 25-27 August, 2021, that is packed with exciting events for entrepreneurs and investors alike. sTARTUp Day brings together thousands of startup-minded professionals from all over the world. You’ll have access to their matchmaking app Brella where not only can you meet investors and other startups on site, but also reach out to participants from other tracks and those taking part online. Here is an opportunity for you to meet investors, business partners, and customers. Now, it’s up to you – take the possibilities and skyrocket your startup.
Registration before 20, August 2021, here.
5. MIT Bootcamp
MIT is organising a 10 week online bootcamp starting 13 Septmeber, 2021. This is an online action-learning program to create value through entrepreneurial creativity, leadership, and problem solving. Over 10 weeks, you will learn and work with a global team of innovators carefully selected by MIT Bootcamps to build and deliver value through innovation. You will learn principles central to innovation directly from MIT instructors: problem discovery, ideation, user innovation, customer sense-making, and more. Your team will be coached by experienced MIT innovators. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs, investors, and others from MIT’s diverse innovation ecosystem.
By the end of the Bootcamp, you and your team will have the tools to get to “Yes” for the following questions:
- Am I solving an important problem?
- Am I delivering a superior solution?
- Am I doing this in a financially sustainable way?
Register here before 18th of August.