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MIT EF Arab Startup Competition Finale 2019

Even after eleven years of running the Arab Startup Competition, we still aim to lead with bigger, bolder, and braver steps.

From the start, our mission at MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab has always been to empower and plant the seed of entrepreneurship and innovation in youth across the Arab world. Through our diverse programs, interdisciplinary workshops, hands-on training, conferences and competitions, we have been able to realize our impact on people's lives throughout these years.

Following Dubai, Cairo, Manama, and many more Arab cities, we are finally coming to Beirut!

In recent years, Lebanon's startup ecosystem has grown to become an emerging hub of innovation and technology, where innovators and entrepreneurs can set up shop, test their ideas, and take their enterprises to the next level.

Join us on Friday, March 29, 2019, starting 2:00 pm at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand (Sin ElFil) for a conference and the award ceremony of the 12th edition of Arab Startup Competition #ASC2019 #MITEFArab.

After selecting 66 semifinalists from the Arab Region, these teams will undergo 2 rounds of judging that will determine who will be the grand prize winners for this year, reaching a sum of $160,000!

The conference that will be followed by the final award ceremony, will feature two panel discussions, two keynote speeches, a fireside chat titled Regional Titans take on Global Moguls, and (most importantly) the announcement of the competition winners. Speakers will be coming from different parts of the world, offering diverse and in-depth opinions about contemporary subjects that have great potential in driving the Lebanese and regional ecosystem forward:

Panel 1 | Role of Governments in Fostering Growth of Digital Economies
Panel 2 | Building on AI in Education to Prepare Tomorrow’s Workforce
Fireside Chat | The Role of Fintech in Advancing Digital Economies
Keynote Speech
Fireside | Regional Titans take on Global Moguls
The announcement of Winners + Teams 1 min Pitches

The event will be concluded with a networking reception.

Attendance is free of charge.

Please make sure you register for the event and to have your ticket/QR code present upon check-in.

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About Arab Startup Competition
MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition (ASC) is a yearly competition initiated by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab since 2006. This annual competition is designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arab Region. ASC pits entrepreneurs in three different tracks: Ideas, Startups and Social Entrepreneurship Track. The winning teams are awarded 160K USD in equity free fund and benefit from a range of other activities including top tier trainings, mentorship, coaching, media exposure and great networking opportunities.

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