Egypt’s First Fin­tech 1864 Ac­cel­er­a­tor Pro­gram MENA ICT Fo­rum Re­turns This Year to Jor­dan

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Flat6labs opened the door for par­tic­i­pa­tion in its 1864 Ac­cel­er­a­tor Pro­gram, which will mark the first home­grown fin­tech ac­cel­er­a­tor pro­gram in Egypt, and which can open up new op­por­tu­ni­ties in fi­nan­cial tech­nol­ogy, in co­op­er­a­tion with Bar­clays Bank Egypt. The plat­form is set to qual­ify a new gen­er­a­tion of en­trepreneurs through the adop­tion of creative ideas and their trans­for­ma­tion into com­mer­cially vi­able so­lu­tions. “This is a new con­cept for the fu­ture of fi­nan­cial ser­vices here,” stated Soha El Turky, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor at Bar­clays Bank Egypt. Ap­pli­ca­tions are sub­mit­ted through the of­fi­cial web­site, which lists all the re­quired in­for­ma­tion and pro­ce­dures. The qual­i­fied teams will join the pro­gram that lasts for 14 weeks, through which they will re­ceive fi­nan­cial and tech­ni­cal sup­port to turn their ideas into suc­cess­ful and sus­tain­able projects. Int@j will or­ga­nize the MENA ICT Fo­rum 2016 in Am­man on Novem­ber 9-10 to show­case in­dus­try trends, op­por­tu­ni­ties, and fu­ture out­look of how tech­nolo­gies dis­rupt in­dus­tries and sec­tors, which is es­sen­tial in the MENA re­gions. This event, the big­gest of its kind in Jor­dan, is or­ga­nized once ev­ery two years with the sup­port of all the ma­jor IT play­ers and the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 1,200 ex­perts. It is set to trans­form con­cep­tual ideas into prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tions. More­over, MENA ICT sheds the light over im­por­tant in­dus­tries such as ed­u­ca­tion, health­care, clean en­ergy, trans­porta­tion, lo­gis­tics, com­merce, fi­nan­cial ser­vices, me­dia, and hu­man­i­tar­ian causes. It shows how these sec­tors are im­pacted by So­cial Me­dia, Mo­bil­ity, Big Data, the In­ter­net of Ev­ery­thing, Cloud Com­put­ing, 3D Print­ing, Wear­able Tech­nolo­gies, and Vir­tual Re­al­ity.

The Olympics are not just about sports. As ath­letes have con­stantly pushed the bound­aries of hu­man abil­ity at the Games, tech­nol­ogy has con­stantly moved for­ward too. The Olympics have a his­tor­i­cal im­pact in lead­ing tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments and in­no­va­tions long after the Games end.

In the four years since the Lon­don Olympic Games, tech­nol­ogy has con­tin­ued to trans­form ev­ery­day life at an as­tound­ing pace. At Rio 2016, we wit­nessed the Olympics har­ness some of these in­no­va­tions in ad­di­tion to many new in­no­va­tions that made their de­but. As the ma­jor­ity of the world had their eyes on the com­pe­ti­tions, we kept our eyes out for all the tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments and in­no­va­tions that were in­tro­duced this year.

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