May 01,2011

Update: TechWadi entrepreneurs Cherif Algreatly (TalkCloud) and Hossam Mahgoub (AlKhawarizmy) have won first and second place, respectively, at the MIT Arab Business Plan Competition. Congratulations to both teams and their mentors!

Congratulations to the top 12 finalist teams that qualified for the final round of the 4th MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Business Plan Competition (2010-2011). 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. Good luck to all!

Projects are listed in alphabetical order


Project Industry Team Members Country
AlKhawarizmy Language Software High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software

Hossam Eldin Mahgoub
Noha Fathi
Mostafa Helmy
Yasser Shaaban
Mohamed Ibrahim
Tarek Sayed
Maissa Megahed

BasharSoft High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software

Muhammad Algarhy
Ahmed Mostafa Ahmed ElSharkawy
Ameer Sherif

Bit Bait Agriculture

Abdel Yamine Zeinou
Rafahat Zeinou
Soumia Yahiaa

Algeria High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software

Aboud Akhdir
Elias Dabbas
Kinda Sayegh

Cardio Diagnostics Health and HealthCare

Ziad Sankari
Ramzi Farchoukh
Wassim Shatila
Najwa Sahmarani

Diabetes Healthcare Health and HealthCare

Rehab Mahmoud Moh’d
Jalal Bani Younes
Mashhour Bani Amer

iNavigator High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software

Rasha Ahmed
Asem Mohamed
Mahmoud Salaheldin

Marhaba Entertainment, Recreation, Travel, and Tourism

Pascale Baaklini
Pierre Daher
Ghady Felefleh
Jessica Abou Haydar

Presto Wireless High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software

Alaa Khalifeh
Matt Knebl
Hassan Selim
Shankara Raghurama

PT Screen High-Tech, Telecommunications, and Software

Mostafa Tawfik Mostafa
Cherif Atia Mostafa
Ahmed Samir Awad

TalebTech Education and Training

Zaid Tufaha
Dana Abu Hamdan
Omayyah Abu Hamdan

Wild Guanabana Entertainment, Recreation, Travel, and Tourism

Omar Samra
Marwa Fayed
Amr El Salanekly


MIT Arab Business Plan Competition Calendar
  • Sunday, October 17, 2010
    Launching Ceremony in Jordan
    Website opens for online registration
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Deadline for submitting online applications
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Announcement of 30 semi-finalist teams
  • Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24, 2011
    Semi-finalist teams attend Arab Net main conference in Beirut
  • Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, 2011
    Entrepreneurship workshop in Beirut
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Deadline for submitting full business plans
  • Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Announcement of 9 finalist teams
  • Friday, June 17, 2011
    Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony in Tunisia

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