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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 Habtoor Grand Hotel Beirut, for a half-day conference and the final 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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