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Entrepreneurs Opportunities and Deadlines

This month is full of options so we hope you pick the most relevant ones to you and attend, apply and win!
Abdelrahman Magdy | 08.01.2012

Skim the opportunities below open to Egyptian Entrepreneurs! This month is full of options so we hope you pick the most relevant ones to you and attend,apply and win!

NOTE: We ask and encourage that you forward this opportunity alert to other entrepreneurial friends or other staff members if you support entrepreneurs.

Events:

HIGHTECH ROADSHOW TO THE UNITED STATES
The High Tech Road Show (HTRS) is a unique opportunity for high-tech professionals in the Arab world to explore the latest products, services, and trends in U.S. technologies.
Date: 10-20 JAN | Location: Las Vegas, Silicon Valley & DC |Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/244021538989491/

ASKGEMIZA
In this event they will talk about: Two major business competitions are taking place this month: MIT Arab Business Plan Competition, and Said Global Entrepreneurs Challenge (SGEC), How to apply and what to focus on.
Date: 11 JAN | Location: Sun City Mall |Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/340476042647521/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

LIVE Q&A WITH FOUNDER OF KLOUT.com
A live, video Q&A with Joe Fernandez, Founder of Klout.com and Internet influence king!
Date: 12 JAN | Location: virtual |Event link: http://global.theyec.org/joefernandez/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

TECHWADI TECHSPRING FORUM
The High Tech Road Show (HTRS) is a unique opportunity for high-tech professionals in the Arab world to explore the latest products, services, and trends in U.S. technologies.
Date: 16 JAN | Location: Plug and Play Tech Center, Silicon Valley |Event link: http://techwadi.org/events/upcoming-event-in-silicon-valley-unlocking-the-potential-of-the-arab-spring/#utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

WORLDWIDE JELLY WEEK
JELLY is a casual working event. People are coming together (in a person's home, a coffee shop, a public space or an office) to work for the day. Bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.
Date: 16 -22 JAN | Location: Check who is hosting a Jellyweek: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=203565607969459070873.0004afa178fcd6067ceab&msa=0&ie=UTF8&ll=51.179343,7.03125&spn=116.173104,346.289063&t=m&vpsrc=6&source=embed&utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email
Event link: LINK NEXT WEEK | Website: http://jellyweek.tumblr.com/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

FAMELAB EGYPT
A regional talent competition to find the new faces of science in Egypt. Young people with a passion for science and technology are encouraged to apply to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the general public in an interesting and entertaining way.
Date: JAN 14, FEB 4, FEB 18 | Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/213979202019526/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email


Competitions/Awards:

MIT ARAB FORUM & GIST BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
You have an idea for a new business? Apply now to win $50,000 and get your business started.
Deadline: 10 JAN | Website: http://www.mitarabcompetition.com/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email
| Eligibility and rules to apply: http://www.mitarabcompetition.com/rules.php?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

MENA 100 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
MENA 100 rewards innovative and feasible business ideas and connects the entrepreneurs behind them with sources of finance and business contacts in MENA and OECD economies.
Website for more details: http://www.mena100.org/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email
| Eligibility and rules to apply: http://www.mena100.org/eligibility-criteria.php?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email
Deadline: 16 JAN

NAUSICAA LAB 2011-2012 COMPETITION
The competition is open to young people aged under 35 proposing a “cultural business idea” whose aim is the creation of a startup company with a clear focus on culture and creativity in the Mediterranean region.
Deadline: 31 JAN | Website for more details: http://goyouth.ps/lbr-gother-events/19-challenges-contests/133-nausicaa-lab-2011-2012-competition.html?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

DELL SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Dell provides participants the mentoring, tools and cash prizes needed to take their social and environmental project ideas to the next level.
Deadline: 13 FEB | Website for more details: http://goyouth.ps/lbr-gother-events/19-challenges-contests/146-dell-social-innovation-challenge.html?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

SKOLL AWARDS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
A few social entrepreneurs will be awarded who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. The Award includes a core support grant to the organization & a noncash award.
Deadline: 1 MARCH | Eligibility and rules to apply: here

FLY WITH RICHARD BRANSON
Help Richard Branson write his new book by sharing your idea on how you would 'Screw Business as Usual' to and WIN a trip with him on a Virgin Unite Connection Trip to South Africa in 2012
Date: Monthly challenge JAN-APRIL | Location: virtual |Event link: http://www.screwbusinessasusual.com/get_involved/?page_id=44&utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

STARTAPPZ COMPETITION
Have an idea for a rocking mobile app? Submit it to this contest and win valuable prizes and investment opportunities to transform it into reality!
Website for more details: http://startappz.com/contest/?lang=en&utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

Exchange Programs:

TECHWOMEN
A professional mentorship and exchange program to enable women in the field of technology from the Middle East and North Africa to reach their full potential.
Website for eligibility & application details: http://www.techwomen.org/how-to-apply/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email
Deadline: 15 FEB

Conferences:

VISION CREATION FOR TRAINERS, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL LEADERS
Different conferences to take place in Germany prepared to help you develop your own vision as a powerful tool for inspired leadership or to train others on vision empowerment.
Date: APRIL
Location: Germany
See three different event details: http://www.visionautic.org/events/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email

Head Hunting:

OFFICIAL BLOGGER FOR ARABNET DIGITAL SUMMIT 2012
If you’re a blogger, passionate about web and mobile, and have a significant following, apply to become an official blogger for ArabNet Digital Summit 2012, and help spread awareness about the digital sector in the Middle East.
Website for more details: http://arabnet.me/conference/summit/official-bloggers/?utm_source=Egypreneur+Basic&utm_campaign=6ffd546e98-Entrepreneurship_Ecosystem_Weekly1_8_2012&utm_medium=email