Jusoor Announces Winners of Third Annual Entrepreneurship Competition
In March, Jusoor concluded its Third Annual Entrepreneurship Competition, with three winners announced. Teams were rewarded for their innovative business ideas in the sectors of technology, education, and art. The declared winners are: Mujeeb, winner of first place and $10,000 award, a chatbot for customer support that utilizes machine learning technology to process and answer inquiries in Arabic. Artilla won second place and $7,000, an entertainment and educational platform that teaches the fundamentals of drawing and visual arts. Liebeiroot came in third place, winning $5,000, it is an application that allows travelers to customize trip requests and matches them to drivers and trips between different cities in Syria and Lebanon. 13 shortlisted teams joined the Jusoor Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Beirut who presented their projects in front of a panel of judges. The competition was open to projects in any field, with a focus on social and economic development ideas that provide solutions to a problem. At least one of the team members must have resided in Syria for their team to be eligible, and the project must be in the ‘seed’ stage demonstrating the existence of a track record of performance to prove the potential of their project. Jusoor has partnered with well-established corporations from the industry that believe in support of the entrepreneurial community and providing professional support to complement the Bootcamps. This year’s partners included Wamda, Arabnet, STEP2017 Conference, Beirut Digital District, and Techfugees.