In this first episode of the Startups Without Borders Summit series, we interview the thought-provoking entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders that inspired the audience for two thrilling days.
Syrian Social entrepreneur Ahmad Sufian Bayram won the second Mentor Arab Youth Entrepreneur Award in its second edition, for his work across different platforms supporting entrepreneurship and economic empowerment for Syrian youth.
Opening the Summit, Palestinian-Canadian Author and public speaker Chaker Khazaal delivered what could be the world’s first silent keynote speech, texting the audience through his mobile phone.
This fall, we took on a tour across 5 cities in the Middle East, from Beirut, Amman, Erbil, Gaziantep, to Istanbul, on a mission to find the most promising Syrian startups in the region. These are the 4 winners.
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.