August 28, 2018

Startup Roadshow: Syrian entrepreneurs across 5 cities compete!

The Startup Roadshow, a competition for Syrian entrepreneurs in Turkey and the Levant region, is taking to 5 cities; Amman, Erbil, Beirut, Istanbul and Gaziantep, to discover the next Syrian startup rockstars and equip them with the skills to shine.

The competition, organised by Jusoor and SPARK, will stop in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) to hold a series of 5-day bootcamps, to scout for the visionary, the bold, and the ingenious youngsters with the potential and the will to create new realities.

We’re looking for teams with business ideas or early-stage startups based in one of the four hosting countries, that have at least one Syrian founder, whose business idea provides an innovative solution to an existing problem or whose business is scalable.

The Startup Roadshow is the first of its kind, providing entrepreneurs with training and mentorship by experts and inspiring entrepreneurs in the MENA region, with the chance to get an all-expense covered trip to Amsterdam and pitch at the Startup Battle at our annual IGNITE conference on ‘Rebuilding Futures’ on 28th November 2018 for a chance to win up to $8,000 in financial prizes. Participants will also get cool perks, including Google Cloud Services, Facebook Ads, co-working space membership, and free design for their Pitch Deck to help set them on the path to success.

Today, the most promising Syrian entrepreneurs are not gathered in one place. They are valiantly envisioning the future in the most remote corners of the world. It’s time to unlock their talent. “We are very proud and excited to embark on this roadshow and competition, a first of its kind, in support of Syrians in their host communities. We hope to tap into the Syrian diaspora and find talented young entrepreneurs eager to become economic pillars in their present and future communities,” says Dania Ismail, Director of Jusoor’s Entrepreneurship Program.

Apply here before September 16th for your chance to make your idea a reality or scale-up your business!

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