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Innovation in Practice-Young Arab Start-Up Pitch Competition

  • Sector: Economic Diplomacy, Trade, Business
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Swinburne University of Technology
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Innovation in Practice: Young Arab StartUp Pitch Competition. Credit: Infographic designed by Grant recipients.

Project description

The competition selects 10 students from Arab Middle Eastern and North African countries with innovative start up ideas providing them with intensive training over a two-day workshop. The workshop will be held at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and students will be mentored by a group of prominent industry and academic experts in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. Mentors will share their tried and tested methodologies about establishing and running a business when replicated may yield similar results. The project fosters the cultural and business relationships between Australia and the participants Arab countries.

Key dates

  • Competition information to Victorian and NSW Universities, 15 August to 15 September 2019
  • Application submission deadline: Melbourne, 30 September 2019
  • Assess and invite the top 10 students in the Competition: Melbourne, 1 to 20 October 2019
  • Deliver, Young Arab StartUp Pitch Competition: Swinburne University of Technology, 4 to 5 December 2019
  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations grant offer: $20,000.
  • Total project value: $54,611.

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