Gaza-based Startup AlRazi Wins $20,000 at the Boost Without Borders Competition-
The startup, which offers a medical system to simplify and manage work in medical facilities, won the first prize in the competition, organized by Startups Without Borders in partnership with Meta.
Startups Without Borders Hosts First of its Kind Pitch Competition in Gaza-
As the Boost Without Borders Program comes to an end, 10 startups from Gaza and the West Bank will pitch their ideas for up to $20,000 in cash prizes. The initiative, in partnership with Meta, included an Investment Readiness program for 50 startups.
Startups Without Borders and SPARK to Host Event Series in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq-
The series of events will take place in Ramallah, Beirut and Erbil, as part of the Startups on the Move incubation program, created with support from Google.org.
Startups Without Borders and SPARK launch an Incubation Program with $10k in Cash Prizes and a Final Pitch in Amsterdam-
The incubation program, created with support from Google.org, aims to support 130 entrepreneurs in Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq. Ten semi-finalist startups will win a trip to pitch in Amsterdam during SPARK’s annual IGNITE conference for $10,000 in cash prizes.
Meta Partners with Startups Without Borders to Support Palestinian Entrepreneurs with $100,000 in Grants-
The program, titled Boost Without Borders, includes training and mentorship sessions for Palestinian entrepreneurs, an investment readiness program and a pitching competition with up to $20,000 in cash prizes for startups.
Podcast: How to Succeed When Everything Seems to Work Against You, with Majd Mashrawi-
Having grown up in Gaza, Majd Mashrawi came up with an incredible idea: to rebuild damaged buildings using bricks made of ash and rubble. In Episode 25 of the podcast, Majd shares the odyssey she went through while building a business in the world’s largest open-air prison.
6 Startup Opportunities in the Middle East You Need to See Today-
This week, we bring you a mixture of nine unique programs, workshops, competitions, and online courses across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant regions. Many of the opportunities offer generous monetary prizes and grants. Spanning from green innovation to tech, here’s six startup opportunities you need to see.
Al Jabal Incubator is Looking for Palestine’s Next Wave of Innovators-
The Al-Jabal program for entrepreneurship in Palestine is scouting for the nation’s most innovative entrepreneurs to join its applications social business incubator. Applications close on January 21st.
Syrian and Palestinian Innovators Can Apply to the Refugee Entrepreneurial Fund-
The Refugee Entrepreneurial Fund fund aims to support three health-related startup projects of Syrian and Palestinian refugees. The three winning projects will get tailored mentorship and up to f £1,000 in prizes.
Palestinian-Canadian Author Chaker Khazaal Hits the Startups Without Borders Summit in Cairo-
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.
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