Afkar.me calls for more applicants
Winners receive $20,000 fund injection and three month incubation
Afkar.me, the region's first full spectrum digital oriented product incubator which is run by digital content developer, Intigral, is calling for start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the scheme's second round of incubation.
Afkar.me is open to applications both from the region and globally until 1 July, and is asking for anyone with a great idea to apply for a chance to win the opportunity to receive support from Intigral's expertise, and access to the Middle East market.
Juan Jose Del La Torre (J.J.), VP of Digital at Intigral commented, "We were very pleased with the overall quality of entries for Afkar.me's first intake, and we are looking forward to the second round of entries. At Intigral we are committed to contribute and support the growing digital sector in MENA. While there are a number of existing initiatives that help entrepreneurs and start-ups at various stages of their development, Afkar.me is the first full-spectrum program developed in the region.
We believe in the value proposition we are offering the market and this has been validated through multiple partners both regionally and internationally. As such we are happy to announce that soon afkar.me participants will have a chance to go on an exchange program to Europe and the US and benefit from international expertise and exposure.
Through Afkar.me we are giving anyone with a great digital idea not only support at every stage of its development, but more importantly direct access to the MENA markets via our existing clients and investors."
Winning entrepreneurs and start-ups will receive: a seed fund of $20,000 per team; mentorship from leading experts in the MENA region as well as from Intigral's management staff; office space at Intigral's Dubai and Riyadh offices; access to MENA markets with a special focus on KSA; exchange programs with international incubators and hands-on training; and support from subject expert in different areas such as product development, design, marketing and PR, business development and legal support, to turn their ideas into valuable products.