Ju­soor An­nounces Win­ners of Third An­nual En­trepreneur­ship Com­pe­ti­tion

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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.

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