Ecosystem Opportunities, March 2021

You may be feeling confused at this time, unsure of what to do next, if you should go left or right, say yes or no. But despite everything, you all have a spark of genius, and within you the ability and power to create worlds in the midst of chaos. This is why we wanted to share with you a few amazing opportunities! Here are a few we know, and stay tuned for more coming up!

If you know of others, please add them in the comments below, or email us at: social [at] bloom.pm


Miro: Branding Workshop: Minimal Viable Brand by d.labs

Date: March 3

Turn heads, build cred, and communicate value in a way that’s consistent and memorable. Create a mystique your customers will be inspired by, even before you build your product or service.

That’s the power of a brand identity — and why entrepreneurs need a bold one for their business. And luckily, it’s not a project that needs to last for months and burn through your startup budget.

RSVP here: https://events.miro.com/events/details/miro-startup-community-presents-branding-workshop-minimal-viable-brand-by-dlabs/#/


Alfanar Webinar with Dan Pallotta

Deadline: March 4

In the second installment of our webinar series Maximising Your Impact in Times of Crisis, Alfanar speaks to Dan Pallotta about how philanthropists, donors, and social investors can ensure that their gifts are more sustainable and impactful, even in times of crisis and growing need. Dan is a leading expert in strategic philanthropy, and has written widely on the benefits of adjusting our perspectives on and approach to impact.

Register to attend here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6216122830944/WN_5bmveWarSeaFPe3cduytvw


Stacks MENA / Bootcamp

Deadline: March 5, 2021

Hurry up! Changelabs, in partnership with Stacks MENA and GIZ Egypt, is launching the Blockchain Bootcamp, and they want you on board. Their hands-on 3-week bootcamp (March 14th to April 5th) will teach 15 of the region’s top tech-based startups to build their platforms on blockchain, and offer up to $30,000 in prizes. 

Head to https://stacksmena.org/bootcamp to apply!


TechWadi Conference

Dates: March 23-24, 2021, Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-9 pm (Lebanon time) both days

Hear from the the heads of Amazon MENA & Facebook MENA, the Co-founder of Careem, the head of Microsoft for Startups MENA, the Head of AI/ML at Cruise, and many others on where they think Ecommerce, Social, Transportation, Marketplaces, and B2B are headed for MENA and the broader world.

Find our more about TechWadi and the 2021 Annual Forum (to be held on Hopin), but be sure to register via this link to benefit from the specially discounted rate of $37 especially for the Bloom / Pitchworthy community in Lebanon.


Future London Academy – Social Media Strategy Live Workshop

Dates: March 23-25, 2021

A 3-day online programme for Content Creators and Strategists who want to make the most out of social media and hear what’s new on the ever-changing platforms. From Instagram and LinkedIn to Clubhouse and Tiktok – learn the best strategies and tips for 2021 from brands, agencies and growth experts.

Bloom is happy to be a community partner with the Future London Academy and to offer a 50% discount for the Social Media Strategy Live course for the Bloom community, from a base price £399 to the discount price £199.50. See more details about the course at this link, and register using the discount code below.

Discount code: flaxbloom


v-ETHOS Program for Tech Entrepreneurs

Deadline to apply: March 26

The v-ETHOS program is a partnership between SUNY Korea, the World Bank, and the UN Office for Sustainable Development, and aims to promote technology-based entrepreneurship to advance social and economic development, and to build a network among entrepreneurs, professionals, and investors from all around the world. The benefits which participants can get are following:

  • 1:1 business mentoring with mentors currently working in Korean investment fund industry
  • Chance of having joint-venture support with Korean deep-tech startups
  • Demo day with panelists from venture capital and get opportunities to get investment and feedback
    For more information, please check the attached file and visit our website: ethos.sunykorea.ac.kr

Step Conference

Dates: March 29 to 31

The leading online tech festival for emerging markets is happening soon! ⁠Step Anywhere brings together a global audience of startups, investors, digital enthusiasts, brands, and more over 3 days online. Get your tickets and a FREE discount code to get 20% off the price of 1 Regular ticket for Step Anywhere 2021 here:
https://anywhere.stepconference.com/

Don’t forget to use our code: BloomStep


B. O. T. is looking for a Product Development Manager (ICT)

B.O.T (Bridge. Outsource. Transform) is an Outsourcing company based in Lebanon that provides high-quality data services executed by skilled youth & women from low-income communities through a freelance model. They are looking for a product development manager specialized in ICT to join its team. The PDM will be tasked with creating and introducing new remote digital outsourcing services that are scalable on an international level based on Market Analysis and understanding internal business processes.

Head to letsbot.io/vacancy-product-development-manager-ict/ to apply!


Centre Mine Job Vacancies

The Careers, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the Lebanese University are featuring a big list of job openings. Fill the Express Application to be directly linked to employers here: www.tiny.cc/expressvac

Check the full list of vacancies on www.tiny.cc/minevac


Apply for Miro’s Startup Discount! 

Date: Ongoing

We believe that Miro can help startup teams collaborate faster and more clearly, inspire new ideas during interactive meetings, and design products that keep user research front and center. That’s why we partnered with Miro on the Startup Program. All our Startups new to Miro will get $1,000 in credits to grow their business.

Apply here: https://miro-survey.typeform.com/to/Elf8mBUy


That’s all for now! If you have other events or job opportunities you want us to feature, please add it as a comment below or email us at: social [at] bloom.pm! 

Watch this space for more opportunities, and we can’t wait to watch you bloom! 🌻

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