MITEF Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Innovate for Refugees Competition 2018

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Innovate for Refugees Competition (IFR) is a global competition for the best tech-driven solutions addressing the challenges faced by refugees across the globe. Launched on World Refugee Day in 2016 by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab, the competition awarded 12 solutions with over 240,000 USD in equity free investments. The third edition of Innovate for Refugees launches August 2018.

About the Forum

Founded in 2005, the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab is a non-profit and an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide affiliated with the prestigious MIT University. Based in Beirut, our mission is to develop and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship across the Arab region. The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab has a proven track record in promoting MIT-style entrepreneurship through our solid platform developed in the past 10 years enabling us to empower entrepreneurs by providing opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, showcasing businesses, coaching, and mentoring.

Level
Competition

Field
Entrepreneurship

Benefits
1. Coaching and Mentorship
2. Regional and International exposure.
3. Networking Opportunities
4. Cash Prizes.

Eligibility Criteria
1. At least two members per team

2. At least one Arab national on the team

3. Solution is tech-driven

4. Addresses a challenge faced by displaced populations.

Deadline
November 2, 2018


Selection Criteria

INNOVATION
A creative technology based solution or business process

SCALABILITY
A solution easily replicated and implemented regionally and globally

TEAM
The experience, added value, and relevance of each team member

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
The ability to maintain the solution financially on the long term

IMPACT
The extent to which the product positively benefits the lives of refugees across the globe

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