November Events and Application Deadlines

Metlife Financial Health Competition

Village Capital and MetLife Foundation are seeking applications for a Financial Health Competition for early-stage entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Egypt. The competition will conclude in a one-day financial health forum in Dubai where startups will be eligible for grants totaling USD $50,000. We are seeking startups working to improve financial health for low-to-moderate income families.


Application Deadline: November 3rd

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Merck Accelerator Challenge

The Accelerator Program is looking for true innovators and entrepreneurs for our Germany Spring 2018 intake. We are looking for startups in healthcare, life science, performance materials and other related fields. Successful candidates will have committed themselves to seeing their businesses grow.


Application Deadline: November 13th

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DTEC Entrepreneur Day

Entrepreneur Day is a two-day event that gathers the best and brightest from the global startup scene to Dtec, the largest technology hub in the region for an annual celebration of entrepreneurship.


Date: November 15th & 16th

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Dubai Startup Weekend

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Thursday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Saturday night demos and presentations.


Date: November 16th to 18th

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Global Ventures Summit 2017

Get access to over $30B in Silicon Valley Venture funds, International angels, LP's and corporates. The world's most innovative and funded startups come together at GVS Dubai.
These three days will cross-pollinate ideas, cultural knowledge and investment dollars to keep Silicon Valley nimble and get Dubai and the Arabian Gulf startups ecosystem more funded


Date: November 19th to 21st

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Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival

This festival will bring together the best and brightest of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the hustlers who stay awake every night to turn dreams into reality, so we can celebrate the power of entrepreneurship and inspire further innovation.


Date: November 21st & 22nd

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