Following almost 6 months of intensive workshops, months of services, and hours of mentorship, Jusoor and Spark, in collaboration with the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), are concluding their Startup Roadshow Wired with a final Demo Day on Thursday, July 8.
Under the motto “No Entrepreneur Should be Left Behind,” the virtual boot camp was launched in February and brought together 6,000 entrepreneurs from Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq. The top 50 businesses were selected to participate in the incubation phase, and were provided 3 months of services, including 50+ hours of specialized group business training, 600+ hours of 1:1 mentorship, 100+ hours of 1:1 legal and marketing consultation, and direct business services worth over $100,000 USD. From these 50 businesses, the organizers chose the top 13 teams to showcase their projects at the Demo Day on July 8 and compete for the cash prizes of $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 for first, second, and third places.
The Startup Roadshow Wired Demo Day will feature several keynote speakers from the organizers and donors and special speakers and 13 top teams will showcase their projects to the judges. A panel discussion will also be held discussing “Investing in Syrian and Host Community Entrepreneurs in the Middle East.”
The winners of the Startup Roadshow-Wired will win a total of $60,000 in cash prizes. Please note that the event will be in Arabic.
Learn more about the Demo Day program happening on July 8 and register to watch it live: https://jusoor.ngo/Page/127/Demo-Day-2021
Jusoor is an NGO founded by Syrian expatriates with a mission to support Syrian youth to realize their potential through programs in the fields of education, entrepreneurship, and global community engagement.
Since its launch in 2011, Jusoor has enabled over 625 university students to complete their degrees around the world. We have enrolled over 7,000 children in our primary schools, giving them the gift of a basic education. And our entrepreneurship program has trained and inspired over 500 young entrepreneurs. By investing in these children and youth, Jusoor is preparing a generation of change agents to be able to return to Syria and play a role in rebuilding every sector of society, from healthcare to education to business to governmental institutions.
Jusoor’s work has been recognized by global institutions and has been honored with the Academic Freedom Award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America in 2015, the Takreem Humanitarian and Civic Services Award in 2017 and the Institute of International Education (IIE) Centenary Medal in 2019.
SPARK provides access to higher education and supports entrepreneurship development in fragile states so that young, ambitious people can lead their societies into stability and prosperity. SPARK provides a variety of full-service business and entrepreneurship programmes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We believe that sustainable, economic growth is essential for the alleviation of poverty. By offering private-sector development services to young people in conflict-affected regions, we believe that the potential for further conflict is significantly reduced.
ABOUT QATAR FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT (QFFD)
QFFD is a public development institution committed, on behalf of the State of Qatar, to implement external aid projects. It has provided aid to several countries around the world to achieve the international cooperation goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030. The Qatar Fund for Development’s main goal is to achieve inclusive and sustainable development, by addressing priority issues of education, health and economic empowerment.