Harvard Arab Weekend & Startup Pitch Competition

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    November 08, 2012

  • End date

    November 11, 2012

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On November 8-11, the 6th Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW) is bringing Arabs from around the world together to discuss the future of the region. This year’s theme, “The Arab Uprising: Sustaining the Spring – Avoiding the Fall” is bound to promote some very dynamic conversations and collaborations.

The Harvard Arab Weekend is a four-day annual conference held at Harvard University, organized by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association in collaboration with several affiliated campus groups. 

This year, HAW will feature more than 12 panels and more than 50 speakers discussing the latest issues in politics and policy, business, design, law, education, and public health, as well as 6 keynote speeches by regional and global leaders and a career fair.

The largest pan-Arab conference in North America, last year’s HAW demonstrated the growing influence and potential of Arab youth and the growth of Arab entrepreneurship and business leadership throughout the world. The conference was a huge success, sparking new ideas and uniting the Arab community and sparking innovative ideas for moving forward together.

Harvard Arab Startup Pitch

This year, HAW is launching the first Harvard Arab Startup Pitch contest, offering Arab entrepreneurs in the diaspora the chance to present a short pitch and receive feedback from high-profile figures including venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Those who make it to the final round will fly to Boston to give a live pitch to compete for the cash prize and continued mentorship. The deadline for submissions is October 18, 2012.

Teams interested in participating must fill out an application which can be found here. Participants must apply by October 18th.

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