The MIT Arab Business Plan Announces 10 Finalist for the Business Plan Competition
The 10 teams will be invited to Dubai to present their business plans on Thursday, June 11, 2009, where The 3 winning teams will be announced in a ceremony in Dubai on Friday, June 12, 2009.
The winner of the Competition will receive prize money of USD 50,000. And the members of the winning team will be given the opportunity to attend the MIT Global Startup Workshop (GSW).
One of the Finalist Blog Souq which is cofounded by Ahmad Takatkah from Jordan who works for Arab Science Foundation (ASTF), has an innovative idea for the bloggers all over the world, however he did not give me the permission to publish what exactly the idea is. The famous and talented PHP developer who wrote and participated in many PHP and Linux books, Ammar Ibrahim is also part of Blog Souq team.
The list has inlclude 3 teams from UAE, 2 from Egypt and KSA, and 1 from Yeman , Tunisia and Jordan. Another note is that some of the teams’ members are foreigners who seem to live in the Arab world. Here is the complete list of the winning teams:
1-AqarMap.com: Amad Almsaodi, Mohamed, and Hareth Redwan Mohamed, from Yemen.
2-Blog Souq: Ahmad Takatkah Adey Salamin Ammar Ibrahim, from Jordan.
3-Digital Security Innovations: Adel Bouhoula, Seifeddine Aloui, Amine Ben and Khalifa Mohamed Abid, from Tunisia.
4-EnglEasy: AbdulAziz Ahmed, Al-Sulaima Ahmed, Siddiqui Ayman and Makki Hoho, from, KSA .
5-HAYATI Healthcare LLC: Michael Matly, Tariq El-Titi and David Matly, from UAE.
6-Rice Straw Fertilizer Company: brahim Khater, Youssef , Ahmed El Dorghamy and Mohamed Abdel Raouf, from Egypt.
7-Syphir (GFMail): Husain Al-Mohssen, Courtland Allen, Ghassan Fayad, Faisal Alibrahim, from KSA.
8-Transterra Media: Irina Prentice, Hassan Ibrahim, Eli Andrews, Jonathan Giesen ,Raya Mamarbachi, from Egypt .
9-Vaxeal Therapeutics: Ahmed Bouzidi, Bernard Maillere, Giampietro Corradin, Wassim Chehadeh, Mohammed Bouziane and Francois Spertini, from UAE.
10-White Smile Whitening Boutique: Jomana Musmar Lamis Maddur Nigah M. Ajaj Saoussen Besrour , from UAE.