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MIT Business Plan Competition at Haigazian University


Beirut, 17/11/2009- On Friday, November 13, 2009, Program Manager at MIT Business Plan competition in the Arab World, Ms.Jolie Shalhoub, presented to Haigazian University students the steps needed to apply to the MIT Business Plan Competition.


In a meeting with faculty members and students of the Business Department, Shalhoub explained that the goal of the competition is to raise awareness on entrepreneurship in the Arab region, therefore, creating successful businesses in the market. In its turn, the organizing body, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region will train and cater the needs of the semi-finalist teams, preparing them on their road to success, Shalhoub added.


Shalhoub concluded her presentation by motivating Haigazian University students to participate in this competition, and be the future entrepreneurs in the market. She added that the competition is running for the 3rd year now, and has reached over 5000 individuals in the Arab region so far.


Students were excited and motivated to hear about the valuable awards and benefits, such as, $50,000 cash award for the winning team, and, $10,000 and $5,000 for the second and third places respectively.


Good luck for Haigazian Business students!




Mira Yardemian

Public Relations Director

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