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National Competition : Israel Startup 2017 Competition In Myanmar

14 June 2017

Aiming to develop in the area of ICT and innovative technologies among the young entrepreneurs, Startup Israel 2017 Competition is organized by Embassy of Israel in Myanmar, in cooperation with Myanmar Computer Federation since 2016. 

In this year, startup Israel competition emphasizes on social entrepreneurship and urban innovation.

The participants are needed to have criteria such as 25 to 40 years of age; it cannot be an affiliation with a larger company, and must be a founder or CEO, MD, GM of the company.

Ambassador, Israel Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, H.E. Daniel Zonshine :  “we have in this year and we will bring the winner to Israel to attend the event in the base on ICT and on the entrepreneurship to bring together all over the world and meet people all over the world will gain some experience and some knowhow on this issue....Myanmar has a many natural resources but the human resource might be develop more I think in the future of Myanmar developing in human resource.”

This year is contributed on the social entrepreneurship project to help the young people of Myanmar to the world scene of entrepreneurship and startup as well as show how Israel is relevant to Myanmar in the area of ICT and startup in general.

President , Startup 2017 Competition Selection Committee , Than Than Tint : This is the second time and we want to encourage the innovative idea for the young entrepreneurs with the support of the Israel. The tentative of the Myanmar opening submission will start on 14th of June and closing submission is 20 of July. The final judging and awarding ceremony will be held on 2nd of August. 

The Embassy of Israel in Myanmar will support for the winner to take part in DLD TLV-startup event in Israel in September 2017 and award the second and third prize amounting 400 USD and 200 USD respectively.