100 Arab Start-ups that are shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2019

Event overview

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  • Organizers:

    WEF and the Bahrain EDB

  • Start date

    April 06, 2019

  • End date

    April 07, 2019

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The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, has opened online applications for 100 Arab Start-ups that are shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2019.

Selected start-ups will be able to engage with business leaders and policy-makers at the 'World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa', which will take place on 6-7 April 2019 at the Dead Sea, Jordan.

Eligible companies should:

- Have received at least one round of funding from outside investors.

- If early stage, be generating revenue with demonstrated early success or have a working prototype that is ready to launch.

- If late stage, be considered a leader or high-potential company in their field.

- Demonstrate a commitment to making a substantial long-term impact on Arab business and society.

- Not be a subsidiary or a joint venture.

This initiative aims to further integrate some of the Arab world’s most promising start-up entrepreneurs into a national and regional dialogue on pressing challenges. Selected entrepreneurs will take part in the official programme where they will engage with industry and government leaders to discuss the future of their industries and how to add value to society.

The meeting will convene more than 1,000 leaders from government, business and civil society, as well as leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant and North Africa, and key international stakeholders from East Africa, Europe, and the United States. Building on the Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019 in January in Davos-Klosters and its theme, Globalization 4.0, the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will take place under the theme 'Charting New Systems of Cooperation'.

Successful applicants will be contacted by 21 March. Apply here by 13 March.

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