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Startup Roadshow

This year, the Startup Roadshow will make a virtual stop in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq to train up to 4,000 audacious entrepreneurs in our Entrepreneurship 101 Bootcamp. Those who complete the Bootcamp will be eligible to apply for 50 coveted spots (Startups and SMEs) in Roadshow Incubator, which includes 12-weeks of advanced training, incubation and mentorship. The 50 entrepreneurs will then compete to pitch at the final Roadshow Demo Day, where they will battle it out for cash prizes of $15,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place and $5,000 for third place winners.



We are looking for the relentless spirits, the inventive minds, and the transformers who turn problems into challenges and take on the entrepreneurial journey with an unquenchable thirst.


Are you one of them? Find out more at:

Eligibility - Phase 1 (bootcamp)
  • Entrepreneurs from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, as well as Syrians living in those 4 countries, are eligible to participate.
  • Have the needed computer and internet skills, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • All ages older than 18 years old are welcome to apply.
Eligibility - Phase 2 (Incubator)
  • Have a team of Syrian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian, or Turkish founders, aged 18 and up. Must be based in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon or Iraq.
  • Pre-established (existing) businesses, anywhere from 6 months to 2 years old.
  • Both registered and unregistered businesses are able to join the program.
  • Applications can be in any industry with a focus on social and economic development impact.
  • Have the needed computer and internet skills, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Have the commitment to be part of an intensive 3-month program.
  • Business founders must have expertise and knowledge in their industry and show the motivation and skills needed to grow their business.
  • Businesses must be dealing with legally allowed goods and/or services.
  • Business must already have an existent product/service (or MVP) which provides a solution to the community’s needs.
  • For tech startups, the project has to be innovative in its field and present a novel solution to an existing problem. It has to be scalable and the team should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of their revenue and profit model.
  • For SMEs, have a pre-established business (anywhere from 6 months to 2 years old) that is based in one of the 4 focus countries.
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