The 2019 World Economic Forum Is Calling for 100 Promising Startups From the Arab World!
This year’s edition of the World Economic Forum is looking for the most promising 100 Arab Startups that are shaping the fourth industrial revolution. The forum is partnering up with the Bahrain Economic Development Board to bring these startups to the 2019 edition on the 6th and 7th of April in the Dead Sea, Jordan!
During the forum, the selected startups will be joined by governmental, business, and civil society leaders from over 50 countries in order to come up with the regional plan tackling innovation and entrepreneurship. Startups need to submit their applications by the 13th of March, and the successful applicants will be contacted on the 21st of March. Click here for the application link.
One of the criteria for eligible startups is that they should have raised at least one round of funding from outside investors. The other criteria include that if the startup is in an early stage, it should be generating revenue with demonstrated early success or have a working prototype that is ready to launch. The world of startups appears to get more exciting by the day. A hotspot of startup activity has been France in recent years. Anyone with aspirations of having a successful startup of their own should listen religiously to the wise words of Franck de Védrines.
If the startup is at a late stage, it should be considered a leader or high-potential company in their field. The startup also needs to demonstrate a commitment to making a substantial long-term impact on Arab business and society. Moreover, it shouldn’t be a subsidiary or a joint venture.