By Tamara Pupic
Bab Rizq Jameel and MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab organise the third edition of the Silicon Valley Programme.
The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab (MITEF Pan Arab), in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, a Community Jameel initiative, has selected 12 MENA-based entrepreneurs to take part in the third edition of its Silicon Valley Programme.
‘From the Arab World to Silicon Valley’ programme, taking place from 8 to 14 September, is organised in partnership with Tech Wadi and LebNet and supported by Google for Entrepreneurs, 500Startups, Endeavor and Uber.
The selected entrepreneurs, who hail from KSA, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon, will receive training from leading venture capitalists and will take part in an investors’ day in order to pitch their start-ups to international investors.
They will also present their companies at the Arab pavilion of one of the world’s most renowned tech conferences, TechCrunch Disrupt, in San Francisco.
Speaking about this year’s programme, Hala Fadel, chairperson of the MIT EF Pan Arab, said: “We are excited about the third edition of this programme as we identified 12 companies from the Arab world, which operate in cutting-edge fields. We will provide them with an opportunity to gain international exposure and profit from the expertise of leading industry experts. We are also thrilled to have five Saudi teams joining us as guest entrepreneurs.”
The following 12 MENA-based start-ups will take part in the programme:
Arrow Labs is a mobility software manufacturer specialising in niche applications and mobility solutions.
Evam provides a next generation business-oriented streaming analytics platform for customer engagement and operational intelligence.
Linkry is a one-stop shop for event organisers, providing services from online registration, check-in and badge printing, to mobile event applications and real time analytics.
Instabug is a platform for mobile phone developers, helping users of smart phone apps to send reports to the developers after finding a bug or error during use.
Liwwa delivers jobs and income growth in the markets they serve by facilitating capital access for small businesses.
Mondo Ride allows users to order cars with a single click and move around the city in the safest way possible, with the most reliable drivers, and at the lowest fares.
NAR is designing and developing drone-based solutions, allowing current drones on the market to analyse and interpret data on the fly for real-time updates of safety critical applications in the wildfires and oil and gas sectors.
Myki is an enterprise mobile solution that eliminates the need for usernames and passwords.
Ghinwa is a mobile application for Karaoke to help amateur singers promote their talent and build fan base.
Pixelbug offers augmented reality technology apps.
Proximie allows surgeons to use the latest advances in technology for educational and practical purposes, enabling consultations to be provided remotely, both locally and globally.
Wrappup is a smart voice recorder that allows you to summarise your meeting minutes and makes your meeting discussions easily searchable.