Ecosystem Opportunities

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

McKinsey & Company Forward Program

Dates: Applications launch on October 11

Forward is a free digital and virtual learning program for young professionals at the start of their career. The program teaches critical skills needed for success in the future of work, including problem-solving, digital, analytical, and social and emotional skills. It is an exceptional opportunity to learn from McKinsey. This program’s ambition is to reach at least 30,000 young professionals with 1 to 5 years’ work experience, residing in Africa, the Middle East, Turkey or Pakistan. 

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AccessMENA Dubai

Dates: 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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The Startup Competition

Deadline: December 6

Bloom has partnered up with MITEF to spread the word on this exciting new endeavor! The Startup Competition 2021-2022 merges the MIT Enterprise Arab Startup Competition and the MIT Enterprise Saudi Startup competition. The competition aims to enable entrepreneurs and to promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world. The competition pits entrepreneurs in three different tracks: Ideas, Startups, and Social Entrepreneurship.

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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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