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.
After touring the Middle East, from Lebanon to Iraq, Turkey and Jordan, in search for the top Syrian-led startups in the region, the Startup Roadshow is taking 10 finalist startup teams to pitch at the finals in Amman.
Ahead of the Startups Without Borders Summit, we meet on the the most anticipated speakers: Timothy Docking, co-founder of the Washington-based Refugee Investment Network. As we gear up to discuss impact investment and refugee-led startups, we sit down with Docking to unveil this new frontier in impact investment.