MITEF Saudi Arabia competition announces semifinalists

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

JEDDAH — The MITEF Saudi Arabia, a program of the global network of MIT Enterprise Forum, in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, recently announced the semifinalists in the competition's three tracks: Startups, Ideas, and Social Enterprises.The competition will be holding its closing ceremony virtually on March 6, 2021 under the patronage of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah A. Al-Sawaha.The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) will be represented by Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Future Jobs and Digital Entrepreneurship Dr. Ahmed Altheneyan.The semifinalists were selected by a jury composed of 100 members of business and academic experts from all over the world, who evaluated more than 500 projects against the competition criteria, which are creativity, potential to expand and the positive impact on community.The second round of judging will be held on Feb. 20, 2021 to announce the names of the finalists (27 teams).

The third round will be held on March 3, 2021, after the virtual briefing sessions and the business accelerator from Jan. 9 more...