WeMENA WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE ($150,000 in Cash Grants)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 17th 2017

WeMENA is building resilience across the region by connecting women entrepreneurs and innovators, and empowering them with Silicon Valley mentors, resources, learning, connections, and $150,000 in cash grants. Could it be you?

For this round, WeMENA is looking for entrepreneurs whose ideas build resilience in one or more of the following cities: Beirut, Byblos, Ramallah, Amman, Cairo, Alexandria, Tunis, Casablanca.

Categories:

As the region continues its fast-paced urbanization, city residents will become increasingly more exposed to the adverse effects of climate change, and subject to social, economic, and financial stresses and shocks. In order to build more resilient cities capable of withstanding such hazards, we are looking for women entrepreneurs who are innovating in the following categories:
  • AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY
  • SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT
  • WATER & SANITATION
  • URBAN DEVELOPMENT (TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING)
  • ¬†GOVERNANCE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • HEALTHCARE & DISEASE PREVENTION
  • TECHNOLOGY, FINTECH & SMART CITIES
  • ECONOMICS & SOCIETY
  • ¬†DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

Timeline:

  • Jan 17
    Submissions Close
    Submissions close and judging period starts.

  • Feb 20
    Top 200 Winners Announced
    200 women entrepreneurs will be notified to join WeMENA200, a network for training and mentorship.

  • Feb 20 – Mar 20
    Mentorship & Training for 200 Winners
    WeMENA200 will develop their project ideas with guidance and resources from mentors.

  • Mar 20
    Announce Final 30 Winners
    30 finalists will be selected to pitch at the Grand Finale event.

  • Apr 15

    Top Finalists Pitch at Grand Finale Event

    Top 3 winners will be selected to win a share of $150,000 prize money.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WeMENA WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE

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