11 start-ups selected for MENA accelerator program
Thursday, 11 21 2019, Category: Technology, Country: Middle East
Village Capital and MetLife Foundation selects eleven early-stage ventures operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the ‘Finance Forward: MENA 2019’ accelerator programme.
The programme will take place from 17 – 20 November in Amman, Jordan and two peer-selected finalists from this cohort will receive grant capital provided by MetLife Foundation totalling $50,000.
Finance Forward MENA 2019 is part of a multi-year global initiative led by founding partners MetLife Foundation, PayPal and Village Capital, supporting over 100 entrepreneurs with nine accelerators on four continents. Participating entrepreneurs are building tech-enabled solutions for region-specific challenges around financial health, economic mobility, and community resilience.
The programme received applications from entrepreneurs operating across the region, with selected companies coming from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, the UAE and the US.