FAQ

Participants are expected to pay for their own flight tickets. The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab will be paying all other expenses for up to two team members per team, including accommodation, ground transportation to and from the event venue.
Other members attending the event can benefit from our special rates.

To be eligible to apply to the startups track, the startup has to have sales and a database of user traction.

No, each team/entrepreneur is allowed one entry.

No, you may only apply through the track most relevant to you. The MITEF Pan Arab team reserves the right to place you in a different track than what you have selected if deemed more suitable.

If your startup is not registered in an Arab country but operates in one, then you can still apply.

The winners of the competition are granted an equity-free prize money, hence the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab does not have any ownership entitlements to the startup.

Our judges are requested to sign a confidentiality clause before reviewing the applications.
Any information provided by the teams will not be shared with any third party without the consent and approval of the concerned team.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab does not claim any proprietary rights over the initiatives, technologies, or ideas that are submitted to the competition. All ideas and technologies are the sole property of the submitters.

To be eligible to apply to the competition, your idea/startups should consist of at least 2 team members, knowing that team member profiles are crucial criteria in evaluating an application.

The startup’s target market will validate which competition to apply to. If the core product benefits the society and a segment of refugees, then you should apply to the Arab Startup Competition. If the product targets only refugees, then you should apply to the Innovate For Refugees competition.

Entrepreneurs from any age range can apply.

Yes, they can. However, the organization only covers up to 2 members per team.
The trainings and final event are mandatory: at least one team member must attend.

You must apply through our website https://www.mitarabcompetition.com/

  1. Create an account or log in if you already have one
  2. Select the language in which you wish to apply with
  3. Select the track
  4. Fill out the application form
  5. Submit the application before the deadline

Note that you may save your application answers without submitting.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab announces the names of the selected semi-finalists on the competition’s website and social media channels.
On the day of the announcement, all teams (selected and non-selected) will be notified by email about the result.