MIT Arab Business Plan Competition Announces Top 12 Finalist Teams

19 May, 2011

MIT Arab Business Plan competition which organize a yearly business plan competition for Arab startups has announced round 3 finalists.

12 teams from 30 semi-finalist teams hat qualified for Round 3. The 12 teams will fly to Tunisia and attend a coaching session with Booz & Co. guiding them through how to better perform in oral presentations and pitch their ideas in front of investors. The final award ceremony will be taking place in Tunisia on Friday, June 17. The 3 winning teams will receive up to $65,000 in prize money to help them take their business to the next level.

Here is the list of teams as per MIT Arab Business Plan Competition website:

AlKhawarizmy Language Software High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software Hossam Eldin Mahgoub

Noha Fathi

Mostafa Helmy

Yasser Shaaban

Mohamed Ibrahim

Tarek Sayed

Maissa Megahed

2 BasharSoft High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software Muhammad Algarhy

Ahmed Mostafa Ahmed ElSharkawy

Ameer Sherif

3 Bit Bait Agriculture Abdel Yamine Zeinou

Rafahat Zeinou

Soumia Yahiaa

4 High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software Aboud Akhdir

Elias Dabbas

Kinda Sayegh

5 CardioDiagnostics Health and HealthCare Ziad Sankari

Ramzi Farchoukh

Wassim Shatila

Najwa Sahmarani

6 Diabetes Healthcare Health and HealthCare Rehab Mahmoud Moh’d

Jalal Bani Younes

Mashhour Bani Amer

7 iNavigator High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software Rasha Ahmed

Asem Mohamed

Mahmoud Salaheldin

8 Marhaba Entertainment, Recreation, Travel, and Tourism Pascale Baaklini

Pierre Daher

Ghady Felefleh

Jessica Abou Haydar

9 Presto Wireless High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software Alaa Khalifeh

Matt Knebl

Hassan Selim

Shankara Raghurama

10 PT Screen High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software Mostafa Tawfik Mostafa

Cherif Atia Mostafa

Ahmed Samir Awad

11 TalebTech Education and Training Zaid Tufaha

Dana Abu Hamdan

Omayyah Abu Hamdan

12 Wild Guanabana Entertainment, Recreation, Travel, and Tourism Omar Samra

Marwa Fayed

Amr El Salanekly


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  1. Gaith Saqer  |  May 20th, 2011 at 12:14 AM #

    congrats ArabCrunch DEMO Startup: AlKhawarizmy Language Software

  2. Adil  |  June 10th, 2011 at 7:07 PM #

    I am genuinly happy to see new tech competitions and startups in the arab world. But we are still to see the outcome. Investors are still not doing their part of the deal. No funding, no talent acquisition, no new markets :( Arab startups are doomed to stay small local players. Hope this will change one day.

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