The Intel® Business Challenge Middle East and North Africa 2013 is the gateway to Intel® Global Challenge, a joint project of Intel® Corporation and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley organized since 2005 , brings together the best engineers and scientists from around the world to present how they plan to make the world a better place through their innovations and entrepreneurial skills.
In collaboration with governments, NGO’s, prestigious research institutions, educators and industry across the Middle East and North Africa, Intel® is fostering entrepreneurship and advancing innovation to address global challenges and be able to provide individuals the opportunity to obtain the skills, technology and resources they need to build successful businesses that drive innovation, create employment, accelerate economic growth and have a positive impact on society.
The IBC-MENA 2013 will provide free education resources and workshops, followed by a regional final award ceremony to be held in Abu Dhabi on 23rd of June 2013 through the strategic collaboration between Intel & ADEC whic aims to promote entrepreneurship among university students, reward ideas with potential to be viable businesses and make a positive impact on society and bring innovative technologies to market. At the final awards, we would announce the top 4 winners who will get the opportunity to compete at the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkley in the Silicon Valley in October 2013 for a chance to win up to $50,000
22nd Apr, 2013 – 29nd May, 2013 – 6 Webinar sessions held once a week to help develop your projects business model and prototype
7th Jun, 2013 – Deadline for team registration
21st – 23rd Jun, 2013 – Final workshop and awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi hosted by Abu Dhabi Education Council for the shortlisted 20 teams from across MENA to recognize the best business models that will represent Arab World at IGC in the silicon valley in October.
Oct, 2013 – 4 winners will go to the Intel Global Challenge – Silicon Valley, USA
1- Exa.IO – Bahrain – $7500 (Cloud based animation rendering system)
2- Kashef – Egypt – $5000 (Land mine detection system)
3- EgTNS – Egypt – $2500 (Traffic Management system)
4- UltraSmart – UAE -$1000 (Smart covers for Smart Phones)