Join the MIT Media Lab workshop in Dubai this Feb 24-27; Apply by Feb 1st
This month, we’re thrilled to be hosting, with MIT Media Lab, a workshop digging into best practices in innovation relating to food technology, health technology, sensors and networks, as well as crowdsourcing and crowdmapping data. Here’s why this multi-day event may make a big difference for you, and how to submit your application before tomorrow!
- 01 Feb - MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition
- 04 Feb - Seedstars World startup competition finale
- 06 Feb - Startup Weekend Kuwait
- 14 Feb - 2014 NYU Abu Dhabi Annual International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World
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