Ecosystem Opportunities, May 2021

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” 🕯

Let’s get together to round up some amazing opportunities that can benefit our community.

Les Pionnières De L’entrepreneuriat Francophone

Deadline to apply: May 13

The project aims to support companies in their growth phase for a successful scaling up, and to mobilize investors in order to promote their access financing.

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ESA – HEC Entrepreneur Award

Deadline to apply: May 14

This competition, open for all the Lebanese and aims to support young Lebanese entrepreneurs as they create innovative projects. The winner of the Award will receive a six-month-incubation in France.

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Ajami Foundation’s Digitization 101: Transform and Thrive

Deadline: May 15

Date: May 24-27

A 4-day virtual workshop on how to digitize your business – from online commerce to payments.

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DigitalAg4Her Hackathon

Deadline to apply: May 18

A hackathon to empower women through digital technologies in the agri-food sector.

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Women’s Race

Date: May 23

The Beirut Marathon moves the nation due to the collective efforts of runners, cheerers, volunteers, partners, supporters, officials, internationals, advocates, and friends. 

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Foundation of Computer Science

Deadline: May 24

A six-week part-time blended learning course provides students with a solid understanding of the foundational concepts of Computer Science using Python. Lebanese program and refugee program available.

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CodeMENA Program

Deadline: May 31

CodeMENA’s highly immersive, 6-month tuition-free program combines remote training and a paid internship to teach students computer science fundamentals in order to become a software developer.

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Theirworld Education Innovation Awards

Deadline: June 11

Are you working hard to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people? Does your organization have ambitions to take those ideas and projects to the next level?  Theirworld can help you unlock your potential. The Education Innovation Awards 2021 will help interesting and exciting programmes prepare to scale up and reach even more marginalised children and youth. Open to non-profits, NGOs and charities, the Awards will help five winners to build their skills and capacities through masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and £50,000 scale-ready grants. 

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Future Agro Challenge

Deadline: August 31

As many countries and regions face global challenges in food security, food safety, food waste, and healthy sustainable diets, local and regional solutions right in our backyards are often overlooked. Too many voices go unheard.

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AccessMENA Dubai

Date: October 17-21

Female founders with significant ownership of their tech scaleups who are interested in, and want to execute on their market entry strategy in the MENA region. The program is free and includes some meals during the five-day program in Dubai.

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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.

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

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

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