Saudi startup among winners of MITEF competition

Saudi startup among winners of MITEF competition
Among the winners of the virtual Arab Startup Competition was the Saudi platform Telp, founders of which went home with a monetary prize and several opportunities for growth.
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Updated 29 June 2020

Saudi startup among winners of MITEF competition

Saudi startup among winners of MITEF competition

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab has announced the six winners of the 13th edition of its Arab Startup Competition. Among the winners was the Saudi platform Telp, winner of the fourth annual edition of MITEF Saudi Startup Competition.

Telp is a tutor marketplace with high quality, vetted tutors, designed for busy parents that seek continuity in tutoring services through weekly lessons. During the pilot launch, more than 9,000 hours of tutoring were conducted worth over $182,000. Telp is now ready to start its regional expansion and has started operations in Riyadh.

The Arab Startup Competition, held in partnership with main partner Community Jameel, innovation partner King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and digital partner Zain Group, ensured that attendees would benefit from a digitally immersive experience that closely emulates attending a real-life event. The virtual conference was attended by 400 attendees from 40 countries globally, who had all come to network, connect, and learn from the world’s most renowned tech speakers. The conference culminated with the announcement of the six winners (from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Jordan), each going home with a monetary prize and several opportunities for growth.

Hussein Jameel, director of Community Jameel, addressed the entrepreneurs, saying: “You are the cornerstone of the world of entrepreneurship, and the real capital is your talents, capabilities and skills that we seek to support through the Arab Startup Competition and other initiatives of Community Jameel. We have been always striving to turn your creativity into startups that have today become one of the main pillars of the Arab world economies of both the developed and developing countries, not only because of their economic impact, but also for their social influence as a tool to tackle unemployment and other challenges.”

The virtual conference and awards ceremony this year marks a new turning point, especially being MITEF Pan Arab’s first fully-digital conference. The virtual event created unforeseen challenges to the organizers and endless opportunities to experiment and innovate.

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition is a yearly competition initiated by MITEF Pan Arab since 2006. This annual competition is designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arab region. The competition pits entrepreneurs in three different tracks: Ideas, startups and social entrepreneurship track. The winning teams are awarded $45,000 in equity-free funds and benefit from a range of other activities including top-tier training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure, and great networking opportunities.


Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue
Updated 17 January 2021

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

DUBAI: The 14th Edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), Asia’s most influential leadership series that engages the region’s visionaries, strategists, experts and influencers in conversations seeking equitable solutions for pressing socio-economic issues, is now live and hosted on its bespoke virtual venue, the ABLF City - a state-of-the-art virtual environment that facilitates the global virtual event series.

Registered users have access to world-class forums, round tables, masterclasses, workshops and the ABLF Expo featuring its partners. Through the ABLF Talks Live, users can engage with some of the world’s brightest leaders and proactive global citizens as they debate and discuss ways to secure and protect our collective future after the pandemic.

The ABLF Talks Live will host its first edition in 2021 on Jan. 18 from 12.45 PM – 5.15 PM (GMT +4) at the ABLF City. The Virtual Conclaves, to be held every month till December 2021, features in-depth conversations with Asia’s policy-makers and decision takers on relevant subjects of the times and enables proactive online networking.

The speakers at the January 18 Conclave are: Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO and Co-Founder ADDO AI, Singapore, Gaurav Gupta, Co-Founder, Zomato, Sacha Jafri, Artist, Kathleen Rogers, President, EARTHDAY.ORG and H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO Dubai FDI.

To register for the event, click here (https://www.ablf.com/talks-live-registration)