ابدأ with Google (translated “Start with Google”, transliterated “Ebda2 ma3 Google”) is a program based around a competition to award $200,000 to the best Internet-related start-up in Egypt. The objective of the program is to give hope and recognition to Egyptian entrepreneurs with ideas for Internet start-ups with true impact on the society, economy and industry, and to accelerate and support the creation of a community and culture of entrepreneurship in this area.
The competition will be run in 4 stages over 7 months, and will include a series of pitching and exhibition events. In addition to the competition, the program also includes an intensive awareness campaign, a set of extensive training workshops, a mentoring program, and exposure to a network of local and international investors and VCs. The training workshops will cover technical and business skills and concepts related to building an Internet start-up. To apply, visit the competition website: http://startwithgoogle.com/
Innoventures LLC will act as the Program Manager for the overall program, and will be responsible for managing the competition judging process, the organizing of all events, and the selection and assignment of mentors and judges.
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