The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa took place on May 19th-21st at the Dead Sea in Jordan. 

Over 1,000 participants from more than 50 countries convened, including notable attendees such as Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, with the aim of providing a collaborative platform for shaping the future of MENA through public-private cooperation.

Amongst the topics discussed was the role of the emerging generation of young entrepreneurs, and as such the World Economic Forum extended its regional summit platform to 100 of the Arab world’s most promising startups driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Two of the five Tunisian startups and one Jordanian startup were founded by fellows of our very own Startup Mentoring programme: Khaled Bouchoucha of IRIS Technologies (TN)  Beyram Belhaj Amor of Simple.Expert (TN) and Eman Hylooz of Abjjad (JO).

We applaud our fellows for the strides they are making to improve economic and social transformation within the region and globally, as well as this esteemed accolade. Congratulations!

With our international mentoring programmes in MENA, East and West Africa and national mentoring programmes in Tunisia, we continue to provide support for promising startups across these regions.

Startup Mentoring is currently accepting applications for its 2017/2018 cycle for both international programmes in Europe, East Africa & West Africa and the national mentoring programme in Tunisia.