Forbes, Aviram Foundation Launches 2023 Aviram Awards Competition With $500k Grand Prize for North African Startups
Forbes, in partnership with the Aviram Foundation, has announced the second annual Aviram Awards, hosted in Morocco in 2023 alongside a competition that serves as a launchpad for the entrepreneurs of the future to develop their ideas. The Aviram Foundation is granting a $500,000 USD prize and offering expert mentoring and a showcase on Forbes to the first-place prize winner, as well as a $100,000 USD to a second-place prize winner and $50,000 USD to a third-place prize winner.
Judges for the 2023 competition are searching for trailblazing entrepreneurs across North Africa and the Middle East region who are dedicated to giving back to humanity through technology, business and innovation.
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To qualify for the 2023 Aviram Awards, entrants must be the business owner or team leader of a tech startup—in at least the pre-seed or seed phase—with an established concept that positively impacts humanity, and live in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.
The Aviram Awards, which first launched in 2021, embodies the Aviram Foundation’s mission to combine cutting-edge innovation and technology with social responsibility and positive action to impact the lives of millions for the better. In the first year, the competition attracted over 600 applications from fields as broad as education, health, environment, transportation, sanitation, and community.
Following an extensive judging process, during which semi-finalists will receive coaching from mentors identified by Forbes, the pool of applicants will be narrowed down to five finalists, who will be invited to pitch live on-stage to a judging panel of world-acclaimed business leaders in Morocco in May 2023.