Business Plan Competition

In Partnership with MIT Enterprise Forum from the Pan Arab region, GIST has opened its Business Plan Competition to all technology entrepreneurs with promising new technologies and companies. This funding will support new technology start-up development by facilitating mentorships with successful entrepreneurs, providing networking opportunities a model for suitable business development strategies in the region and access to U.S. markets by organizing visits to the U.S. for a selected group of entrepreneurs to establish direct connection with potential investors and partners.

“I Dare” GIST Business Plan competition winners will receive awards as follows: 

  •  Winning team (1 team): $50,000
  • First runner-up (1 award): $25,000
  • Second runner-up (1 award): $10,000
  • Best Female Entrepreneur team (1 award): $15,000

THE COMPETITION IS CLOSED FOR NOW. STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT GIST TECH-I COMPETITION IN JULY.

I Dare Eligible Countries

Afghanistan; Albania; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Brunei; Burkina Faso; Chad; Comoros Islands; Djibouti; Gambia; Guinea; Eritrea; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan

MIT Enterprise Eligible Countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

For more information and eligibility criteria please download the full public announcement below.

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