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Posted On: 24 October 2013 02:58 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

First Arab Mobile App Challenge launched

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Silatech and the Applied Innovation Institute in partnership with Ooredoo have launched the First Arab Mobile App Challenge. Teams of up to six members under 35 will work to develop applications for mobile phones that address needs in the education, health, entertainment or employability/entrepreneurship sectors. The winning teams will receive a prize of $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000 for first, second and third positions. The main objectives of the competition are to introduce young Arabs to the concept of entrepreneurship and the path to business start-up, as well as opportunities for enhancing employability skills relevant to the tech space. Teams will go through an acceleration process, opportunities for multiple workshops, and be assisted by a mentor who will provide coaching and advice on how to turn good ideas into viable businesses. Starting as a pilot challenge this year in Tunisia, Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, the intent is to roll the contest out to the entire region in the future. Each participating country will host a Mobile App Challenge, with three finalist teams from each country participating in the regional finals in Qatar in February 2014. One team from each of the five countries will be selected in Qatar, allowing five regional teams to compete with global teams at the annual international Mobile World Congress finals in Barcelona from February 24 to 27, 2014.