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Startup Ideas Pitching Championship - Innov-a-thon - Dubai: May 7

Innov-a-thon is a one-day idea marathon event sponsored by TURN8 seed accelerator program to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship. 

TURN8 is seeking innovative solutions, business models and/or technology ideas that can be developed in a 120-day seed accelerator in Dubai - UAE. 

At Innov-a-thon, you will have the opportunity to:
* Pitch an idea for one of the TURN8 themes
* Meet and connect with other creative geniuses
* Form a team and work together to refine your idea
* Pitch again at the end to qualify for TURN8 seed accelerator in Dubai 

*Don’t forget to bring your team and laptop with you!

To register, please follow the link:

Themes TURN8 is seeking ideas around the innovative businesses or technology ideas in a variety of areas, including:
 - Web or mobile applications
 - e-commerce portals
 - Arabic content advancements
 - Education and e-learning enhancements
 - Sustainable living technologies
 - Crowdsourced services
 - Social networking innovations
 - Healthcare technologies Idea criteria/requirements

We look for:

1. Innovative, passionate, dedicated, driven teams (serial entrepreneurs are very welcome).
2. Minimum of 2 team members made up of a technical expert and a business development person (a must!).
3. Global, creative and easy to launch ideas within 120 days.

11.00am – 11.30am    Registration
11.30am – 12.00pm   TURN8 Introductions
12.00pm – 12.30pm   Practicing Idea Pitching - What we look for 

12.30pm - 2.00pm     Conversations with mentors (no more than 10 minutes per idea) 

2.00pm – 2.30pm     Break
2.30pm - 5.30pm      5 minutes Pitch + 3 minutes Q&A per Team
5.30pm – 6.00pm    Jury’s deliberation and pre-qualified teams announcement
6.00pm – 6.30pm    Fun assessment - Who an entrepreneur 6.30pm - 7.00pm     Networking

To register, please follow the link:

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  • Mohammed Muzaffar K.

    I stay in Abu dhabi... I cant skip office tomorrow but i've my idea and layout ready. I am sure it'll interest you guys. Is there any way that we can workout the schedule

    May 6, 2014

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