Startups Without Borders has teamed up with SPARK, to launch the EdTech Startups Competition. Refugees, migrants, and local entrepreneurs based in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq (including Iraqi Kurdistan) are welcome to apply. This competition is the chance for every EdTech startup to pitch in front of an international jury and win a startup bundle.
What’s in it for you?
If you make it amongst the 50 semi-finalists, you will be matched with Startups Without Borders’ exclusive network of mentors in the following fields: Business Model Canvas, Marketing, Financial Planning, Pitching, and Product-Market Fit. The startups will go through a 3-month journey with mentors to take their business to the next level.
But that’s not all: 5 finalists will be selected in the Idea stage and 5 in the early stage at the finals. These finalists will get the chance to pitch on the global stage at SPARK’s virtual IGNITE 2021 conference, winning up to $10,000 in in-kind prizes.
Who can apply?
If you are running a business in the Educational sector, or you have a startup idea, you can apply! Eligible startups are based in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq or Turkey, have a scalable model, and are creating employment opportunities in the MENA region.
The competition is made possible with high contributions from Qatar Fund For Development, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) – the Tadamon programme.