This fall, we’re going on a roadshow to discover and support Syrian entrepreneurs!

Jusoor is joining forces with SPARK to train and support Syrian and Syrian refugee entrepreneurs in Beirut, Amman, Erbil, İstanbul, and Gaziantep, in a startup competition that will see the winners take the stage at IGNITE conference in Amsterdam this November.

Are you ready to take the chance?
Is this competition for you?

We’re calling on ingenious Syrian students and entrepreneurs with ideas and eagerness to build a startup. Do you have an innovative idea? Have you started a scalable business?

Idea Stage Track

Idea Stage Track

Enter the Idea Stage track if you have a business idea that brings an innovative solution to an existing problem. The 5-day bootcamp will help you refine your idea, move towards a Minimum Viable Product, and create a business plan.

Early Stage Track

Early Stage Track

Enter the Early Stage track if you have an established business with 3-12 months of traction. The 5-day training bootcamp will help you refine your business plan, have an investor-ready pitch deck, and define your next milestones, whether is it an accelerator program or seed capital.

Deadline is September 16th!

What’s in it for you?

The chance to get trained and mentored by experts and some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the MENA region, as well as cool perks such as Google Cloud Services, Facebook Ads, co-working space membership, and Free design for your Pitch Deck.

If your team has at least one Syrian founder and you have developed an innovative solution to an existing problem, apply to the Idea Stage track. If you’re building a scalable business, apply to the Early Stage track.

The startup roadshow is not an event, it’s the opportunity to unlock the intrepid entrepreneur in you. Learn, access funding, network, and become a part of a community of Syrian entrepreneurs reshaping the future around the world!

Locations

Beirut

September 22nd – September 27th

Erbil

September 29th – October 4th

Amman

October 6th – October 11th

Gaziantep

October 13th – October 18th

Istanbul

October 20th – October 25th

Competition Prizes

The finalists will get an all-expense covered trip to Amsterdam, to participate in the SPARK IGNITE Conference on November 28th 2018, and take the stage for the Startups Battle!

Idea Track

First Place

$4,000

Second Place

$2,000

Third Place

$1,000

Early Stage Track

First Place

$8,000

Second Place

$4,000

Third Place

$2,000

COMPETITION PHASES

Fill out this form to join the competition in the city closest to you: Beirut, Erbil, Amman, Gaziantep and Istanbul.

Deadline: September 16th.

20 teams of entrepreneurs will be selected to participate in each location of the competition, where they will receive training and mentorship to gear up to launch their businesses or be pitch-ready.

At the end of each bootcamp, the 2 winning teams in each location will win a trip to Amsterdam to join the SPARK IGNITE conference.

The finalists will get an all-expense covered trip to Amsterdam, to participate in the SPARK IGNITE Conference on November 28th 2018, and take the stage for the Startups Battle!

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Teams must have at least one Syrian co-founder
  • Teams must be based in one of The Roadshow locations (Lebanon, Iraq/Kurdistan, Jordan, Turkey)
  • Ideas and startups can be in any industry with a focus on providing a real solution to a real problem
  • Idea Stage: The project has to be innovative in its field and present a novel solution to an existing problem
  • Early Stage: The project has to be scalable and the team should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of their revenue and profit model

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