Jusoor Disruptor Labs Competition

Compete to present at Jusoor’s Fifth Annual Global Conference
October 14, 2017, Toronto, Canada
and for cash prizes

The Disruptor Labs competition aims to inspire and provide innovative solutions to challenges faced by refugee and resettled refugee communities today. They are aimed at emerging entrepreneurs, tech developers, visionaries and innovators with projects in early stages of conception and development to projects with track record and readiness to scale.

The Labs are split into the main verticals as listed below, and qualifying teams of applicants will be invited to present their projects to a panel of judges from various disciplines, and a room full of conference participants. Four finalist teams will be selected for this final phase of the competition in each category. After presenting and taking questions from the jury, the winners will be chosen based on a combined score from the jury and conference participants’ voting outcomes. Winners will receive $5,000 in each of the first two categories detailed below, and will qualify for support in the areas of mentorship, office space, and networking.

For more information and to access detailed information about expectations from and rights of participants, click here.

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Application deadline: October 6, 2017

Disruptor Lab 1:

Education & Learning

A generation of youth is bound to be lost as they slip into an education gap. Education is the surest way to economic prosperity, dignity, and long term wellbeing. What are innovators doing to disrupt what is already being done to bridge the gap refugees are facing? This is not only about increasing funding or capacity for existing methods to educate refugees, it is mostly about disrupting existing methods and having an impact that will move the dial in a way to reach the maximum number of beneficiaries.

 

Disruptor Lab 2:

Career & Economic Development

Career success is empowerment, for individuals and entire families. When persons are displaced from their homes and countries, whether it’s a limbo period in refugee camps, or slipping into poverty upon resettlement in another country, refugees face hardships economically and find it extremely challenging to overcome. We’ve seen a great deal of government programs and community initiatives to help displaced persons stand up on their feet and make ends meet; whether they are job boards, mentorship programs, or resume workshops. What more can be done? Who is thinking outside the box? How can tech be used to innovate and facilitate economic integration of newcomers/refugees?

 

Disruptor Lab 3:

Policy Disruption

Entrepreneurship is bottom-up. And it works. Policy, on the other hand, is top-down. It works too.

Whether it’s disrupting the policy framework in refugee camps or changing the policies in host governments, the inner spark of a refugee will remain forever in the darkness if policies are not supportive. How do we evaluate policies that are favorable to refugees? How can we come up with results-oriented policies that bring about immediate change?

Disruptor Labs Jury

Aisha Bukhari

Co-Founder, Attollo Social Enterprise

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Aisha Bukhari

Ami Shah

Co-Founder and CEO, Peekapak

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Ami Shah

Hussam Ayyad

Director of Startup Services, DMZ

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Hussam Ayyad


Rama Chakaki

Co-Founder, VIP.fund

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Rama Chakaki

Ramzi Jaber

Co-Founder, Visualizing Impact

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Ramzi Jaber

Tariq Fancy

Founder and CEO, The Rumie Initiative

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Tariq Fancy


Innovation Partner

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If you have any questions, please write to Rania Younes.
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