Ideas Track

Eligibility Criteria

At least two members

Proof of concept & prototype

Validated business model & clear plan to grow

Has a mentor/industry Expert

Should be in Tech or Digital industry

Selection of semifinalists

  • Applications are accepted in English, French, and Arabic
  • Each application is graded by at least 2 different judges. Judges place more importance on certain criteria, depending on the track you are applying for (Judging criteria below)
  • 50 semifinalists teams from different tracks are selected for the second round. These teams will have scored the highest average score on their application forms
  • MITEF Pan Arab reserves the right to modify the number of selected teams
  • The semifinalists teams must work on and submit certain deliverables that will be communicated with them in due time prior to the workshop and conference. The semifinalists teams must also sign the “engagement letter” form. All members whose names are mentioned as part of the team must sign the form.
  • Qualified teams are not required to pay a participation fee for any of the workshop or conference. Each of the participants is expected to pay for their own flight ticket to the final event. The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab will be paying all other expenses for up to two members per team, including accommodation, lunch and coffee breaks, ground transportation to and from the event venue. Other members attending the event can benefit from our special rates

Judging Criteria




Financial sustainability


10,000 USD

5,000 USD

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