ABOUT THE UBUNTU LOVE CHALLENGE
The #UbuntuLoveChallenge is a global movement built on the core philosophy of Ubuntu, with a mission to restore hope through a worldwide display of human collaboration and appreciation. (Y)our movement will inspire millions of people to rediscover their inner power, and mobilize their ingenuity to curb Corona Virus propagation.
The #UbuntuLoveChallenge encourages a civilian peer to peer collaboration to address current and upcoming challenges of this crisis, and collectively design solutions our common future. You have the power to change this world. “You are the one we have been waiting for.”
Powered by Sheraa and the Ubuntu Love Challenge, UCAN aims to support conscious entrepreneurs working on solutions for the post-COVID world.
The first edition will focus specifically on two tracks:
HEALING THE WORLD (Healthtech)
FEEDING THE FUTURE (Agri-foodtech)
To be eligible for the competition, startups must have a fully developed product or minimum viable product (MVP), showcase growth and impact, and be interested in expanding to the MENA market. Finalists will showcase their ventures to a panel of prominent judges in the relevant industry.
Key benefits of the competition include:
- $250k equity-free prize prize for winners
- Free licensing and office setup support
- Connections to leading public and private entities across the United Arab Emirates
- Access to mentorship and networking opportunities
- Media and PR support for the winners
- SEPT 21: Applications Open
- OCT 21 : Applications Close
- NOV 4: Semi-finalists Announced
- NOV 12: Finalists Announced
ABOUT SHARJAH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER (SHERAA)
Launched in 2016, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is a government entity with a mandate to support founders as they build businesses that serve as engines for socio-economic progress. We are curating the culture of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sharjah to cultivate an environment that supports creativity and divergent thinking. We offer a full-stack venture-building program that guides founders across all stages of their journey.
Sheraa by the Numbers:
113 STARTUPS SUPPORTED
$70MM+ INVESTMENT RAISED
$81MM+ REVENUE GENERATED
1300+ JOBS CREATED