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GIST I Dare Business Plan Competition Finale

June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE

Finalists
Implemented by CRDF Global

Funded by the U.S. Department of State

Finalists

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June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE

CloudStat
Cloud environment for collaboratively building statistical applications & large data analysis. Management Team: Chew Kai Feng, Product Development and Operations, a serial entrepreneur from University of Kebangsaan Malaysia. He recently graduated with bachelors degree in Actuarial Science from National University of Malaysia. Alvin Soh Phak Ming, Finance and Marketing, previously a Valuation Actuarial Analyst in Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad.

CloudStat

Dwarapala
E-Commerce platform that helps offline retailers set up their personal online store with web design, simple interface, & personalized customer service. Management Team: Piti Irawan, CEO, Ph.D graduate in Computer Science from Cornell University and previously a consultant for Qualcomm and Apple. Diki Irawan, COO, B.Sc graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and previously worked Bechtel Corp. and another Oil and Gas company in Kuala Lumpur. Anita Jacobson, CTO, M.Sc graduate in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, previously founded a startup in Silicon Valley.

Dwarapala

E-Aid
Private educational service that provides online face-to-face tutoring for high school and college students from all over the world. Management Team: Rumaisa Mohani, has an MBA and has been teaching business and accounts. Malika Farha Masters degree in Computer Science, and has been

E-Aid

teaching ICT and Maths. Babar Uddin Siddiqui, Masters in IT, IBM Certified Associate Developer and having 10 + years experience in media and education related technologies. Rumman Hasan, a Mechanical Engineering graduate, who has been engaged in tutoring science.

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Greennovation Technologies
Affordable and sustainable housing material named Jutin, which is composed from jute fiber & resin. Management Team: Md. Saimum Hossain, Managing Director, graduate from the Faculty of Business Studies (FBS), University of Dhaka, additional startup and crisis management training from the USA, Malaysia and India. Badhan Mazumder, Sales and Marketing Director, graduate from the Bangladesh Institute of Management and FBS, University of Dhaka acquired additional entrepreneurship training from CEOs from USA, Malaysia, India and Hong Kong.

June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE

Greennovation Technologies

GreenSpark
Affordable & sutainable D.light battery producing 200 Watts of energy and methane

GreenSpark

& fertilizer as byproducts, for people in rural areas. Management Team: Ovick Alam, CEO and Managing Partner, also founder of BridgeWee i s a marketing major from the University of Dhaka. Sadman Safat, CFO and Managing Partner, is a business graduate with finance major form IBA, University of Dhaka and a student of Chartered Financial Analyst (Level II).

Mmatcher
E-Commerce Platform accessible from all means of telecommunication including Mobile SMS, which bridges the digital divide in developing countries.V Management Team: Muhammad Awais, CEO, received his MBA with focus on marketing management and has been working in telecommunication and service industry in Europe and Asia for more than 10 years. Abid Beli, the Marketing Director has unmatchable skills and knowledge of the industry for he developed and manages Beliscity, the leading e-commerce platform in Pakistan.

Mmatcher

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MyDerm
Laboratory engineered artificial human skin used for treatment of chronic diabetic ulcers, burns & skin trauma. Management Team: Dr. Khairul Idzwan Baharin, CEO, has started off as a medical doctor. Prior to joining the company, he founded and managed a few successful companies ranging from ICT to cosmetics and medical aesthetics. Professor Dr. Ruszymah Haji Idrus, CTO, also Head of the Tissue Engineering Center at Hospital UKM. She is currently the President of the Tissue Engineering Society of Malaysia (TESMA) and a Council Member of the TERMIS-AP. Dr. Angela Ng Min Hwei, COO, has patented multiple inventions in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, currently a senior research fellow at the Tissue Engineering Center at Hospital UKM and is a committee member for the planning, design, and execution of MyDerms cGMP Laboratory there.

June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE

MyDerm

PAK-Energy Solution

PAK-Energy Solution

Portable and affordable natural gas digester for domestic use, generating clean gas for cooking, heating & lighting & fertilizer as a by-product. Management Team: Mr. Ali Raza, CEO and founder, Electrical Engineer from University of Engineering & Technology Lahore with experience in biogas product and business development. Ms. Faiza Azeem Usmani, Project Director & CoFounder, student of MS Environmental Sciences from National University of Science & Technology and Founder of Spark. Mr. Matloob Ahmed, Director Research & Development and co-founder, Masters candidate in Biogas from University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, previously worked in Sui Northern Gas Pipe Lines and Environment Protection Department.

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June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE

SecQme
SecQme is a mobile security tracking service that will automatically trigger for help, without any intervention from the user. Management Team: James Khoo Chen Shiang, CEO, with17 years working experience in Multinational companies doing software solution architecture and development. James is a certified Enterprise Java Architect, and Prince 2 project manager. Winnie Wong Wai Lin, COO, candidate of a Professional Degree in Computer Management (British Computer Society), U.K and has extensive experience working in the Financial Industry. Nizran Noordin, Cofounder and Business development Director, has launched several ventures.

SecQme

Womens Digital League


Womens Digital League (WDL) is a virtual firm that provides digital support services to clients including content creation, blog posts, articles, data entry, social media management, calendaring, reservations, party planning, and more. Management Team: Maria Umar, Founder and President, has a Masters in English Literature, since 2009 she has worked with oDesk and Elance. Asfiya Aziz, COO, has two Masters degrees in Bioethics and Mass Communication, from Karachi, Pakistan. She is currently working with the Oxford University Press, Pakistan as a textbook editor. Amara Javed, Marketing, PR and HR, is currently working at the South Asian Media School (SAFMA) Lahore as Media Training Consultant and HR Manager.

Womens Digital League

MIT-EF of the PanRegion Finalists Finalists MIT-EF of the Pan Arab Arab Region
June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan Competition in partnership with ALJ Community Initiatives and a joint initiative with the GIST Initiative

Acadox
Learning & intelligence platform with a blend of academic, professional & social activities management tools. It is the first of a kind tool that is fully Arabized. Management Team: Mustafa Nabulsi Mohammad Alhareeqi Nedal Mourad CEO CTO CPO

Acadox

Brate
Local Search Engine to accurately search the entire universe of businesses based on their products, services, and geographic location. Management Team: Shadi Tabbara Operations Manager Technical Manager Sameeh Harfoush

Brate

Butterfleye
Waterproof heart rate monitor with real-time visual feedback specifically adapted for swimmers that can be mounted on any type of goggles. Management Team: Hind Hobeika Carl Madi Eric Abi Younes Founder, CEO, Lead Engineer Finance and Accounting Sales and Marketing

Butterfleye

MIT-EF of the PanRegion Finalists Finalists MIT-EF of the Pan Arab Arab Region
June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan Competition in partnership with ALJ Community Initiatives and a joint initiative with the GIST Initiative

eArtVolution
Online gallery & professional community of Arab artists in the MENA offering virtual exhibitions & social networking totally devoted to Art. Management Team: Amira Chebli Relationship & communication Manager Managing Director EU & Americas Managing director EEMEA & APAC Daoud Abdelmonem Felah Managing Director Information Technology Mohamed Amine Chourou Slim Ben Bahloul

eArtVolution
Genietag

Advertisement tool that identifies engages and drives customers into any stores by bridging the gap between the real and the online world. Management Team: Mohamed Shahin Co-Founder Adam El Daba Co-Founder

Genietag
Ibtaker for Technological Innovation
Hands-on educational kits that stimulate the students innovations abilities.. Management Team: Emad Ammouri Eman Afana Ahmad Sabri General Manager Training Coordinator Marketing Manager

Ibtaker for Technological Innovation

Hisham Al Khatib R&D Manager

MIT-EF of the PanRegion Finalists Finalists MIT-EF of the Pan Arab Arab Region
June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan Competition in partnership with ALJ Community Initiatives and a joint initiative with the GIST Initiative

Qabila Media Productions


Media content creator that capitalizes on crowd-sourcing and social media to produce content that bridges the gap between entertainment and the intellectual need of our society. Management Team: Mahmoud Elshafie Perihan Abou-Zeid Mostafa Saeed Ahmad Fateh Elbab CEO Communications Director Business Development Director Creative Director

Qabila Media Productions

Palestine Outsourcing Company

Palestine Outsourcing Company


Solution that enables wired and wireless data customers to experience dramatically faster Internet speeds & higher reliability than that of available data networks. Management Team: Ala Khalifeh Shankara Raghuraman Mohamed Sharaf Eldean Mohamed Behery CTO CMO Software Architect Software Architect

Online digital content solutions such as content development, localization and Arabisation to meet the growing outsourcing demand in specific industries. Management Team: Souad Abdelhamid CEO Sameera Qadoura Head of localization and content development Amal Zanoun Head of Arabization Deema Anani Business Development Advisor

Presto Wireless Presto Wireless

MIT-EF of the PanRegion Finalists Finalists MIT-EF of the Pan Arab Arab Region
June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan Competition in partnership with ALJ Community Initiatives and a joint initiative with the GIST Initiative

Schaduf
Sell of micro rooftop farms to low income families in Egypt and distribution of their sustainable & healthy crops.. Management Team: Sherif Hosny Tarek Hosny Co-founder and CEO Co-founder and COO Head Researcher Fatma Mohamed Director of Research & Training

Schaduf
Silgenix

Wenzhe Li

Integrated circuit design company specializing in on-chip power management offering proprietary solutions that increase the battery lifetime of portable electronic devices. Management Team: Rafik Guindi Loai Salem Rania Elmasry CEO CTO President

Silgenix

Studio Meem
A design studio which addresses the need for affordable, hip, modern furniture that speaks to a

Studio Meem

modern regional identity. Management Team: Manar Moursi Mahmoud Alaa Founder and CEO CFO

Marwa Kamaleldin Marketing Director

MIT-EF of the PanRegion Finalists Finalists MIT-EF of the Pan Arab Arab Region
June 27-28, 2012 Dubai / UAE
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan Competition in partnership with ALJ Community Initiatives and a joint initiative with the GIST Initiative

Tawasal
Relationship assistant who understands your networks and proactively recommends key interactions to help you build and maintain the relationships that matter. Management Team: Abdul Kader Lamaa Sleiman Itani Tala Nsouli CEO CTO Product Development

Tawasal

TeeksForGeeks
Built cloud hosted computer labs to revolutionize computerbased training. Our US/EU/Canada patented ILA technology guides students, providing easier access to better and cheaper training environments. Management Team: Ahmed Kamal Ahmed Soliman General Manager CTO

TeeksForGeeks

Fadi Adib Business Development Manager

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