Afkar.me, the region's first full spectrum digital oriented product incubator run by Intigral, is calling

 

Afkar.me, the region’s first full spectrum digital oriented product incubator run by Intigral, is calling for start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the scheme’s second round of incubation.

Hot on the heels of recently announcing the first round winners, Afkar.me is open to applications both from the region and globally until July 1st, offering anyone with a great idea the unique opportunity to receive support from Intigral’s expertise, and an unparalleled access to the Middle East market.

The six vital areas of support that will be provided for winning entrepreneurs and start-ups to turn their ideas into valuable products are:
1.A seed fund of 20,000 USD per team;
2.Mentorship from leading experts in the MENA region as well as from Intigral’s management staff
3.Office space at Intigral’s Dubai and Riyadh offices
4.Hands-on training and support from subject expert in different areas such as:
a.Product development
b.Design
c.Marketing & PR
d.Business development
e.Legal support
5.Access to MENA markets with a special focus on KSA
6.Exchange programs with leading international incubators

Samantha of e-commerce company TheDressRoom.com and winner of Afkar.me’s first intake, commented, “We have been really impressed with Afkar.me from the application through to the start of our incubation. It was great to win and we are confident that Afkar.me will take TheDressRoom.com to the next level through all the support and insight we are receiving during the incubation, not to mention access to the market. We strongly recommend any aspiring start-ups or entrepreneurs to enter for a chance to grow their business or ideas.”

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 importantly direct access to the MENA markets via our existing clients and investors,” Juan added.

For further information contact:
Zaina Tahboub
Corporate Communications Manager
Intigral
Email: Zaina.Tahboub@intigral.net
Tel: +97144361900 Ext. 564

Kimberly Lobo
Ketchum Raad Middle East
kimberly.lobo@ketchum-raad.com
Tel: +97144258979

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