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This article was published on January 3, 2010

    YallaStartup! Offers Six Lucky Winners an Entrepreneurship Course

    YallaStartup! Offers Six Lucky Winners an Entrepreneurship Course
    Khaled AlSaleh
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    Khaled AlSaleh

    Khaled’s passion for tech started at a young age. He believes it may have been somewhere around the age of four when he first tried to elect Khaled’s passion for tech started at a young age. He believes it may have been somewhere around the age of four when he first tried to electrocute himself while putting the laws of physics to test, and the age of 6 when he received his first computer, a ZX Spectrum 16K/48K. Since then, he has developed a passion for all things digital and has been known to spend hours fiddling with toasters that have some intelligence in them. He still can’t make a sandwich though! To learn more about Khaled visit his LinkedIn profile at http://ae.linkedin.com/in/alsaleh

    200px-Playing_card_spade_6.svgA few weeks ago we told you all about YallaStartup!, an interesting initative that was set up by Elie Khoury (Woopra), Habib Haddad (Yamli) and Sami Shalabi (Google/ Zingku); three of the rising Entrepreneurial stars in the Middle East & North Africa region (MENA).

    At the time, YallaStartup! was offering some lucky entrepreneurs the opportunity to take a six month entrepreneurship course offered by Potential, worth $2000, for free. Once a week course participants meet online for a few hours, allowing participants from all over the region to participate.

    The results are in. Six lucky winners from across the region had been selected by the team at YallaStartup! with priority given to those who have had no formal education in entrepreneurship, or who have not had the opportunity to be exposed to entrepreneurship.

    Tariq Al-Olaimy from Bahrain;  Muhammad Basheer from Qatar; Abdallah Absi from Lebanon; Muneeb Hussain from Morocco; Beshr Kayali from Syria and Firas Steitiyeh from Jordan

    So, heed the call and YallaStartup! The region’s entrepreneurs have never had it this good!