Seeqnce supports Startup Weekend as a Community Partner.
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with other passionate and skilled individuals, and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your idea into reality.
Startup Weeked doesn’t have to teach entrepreneurship in a boring classroom setting, we model it in a fun, interactive, and results driven way. As a result, we have become one of the leading catalysts for startup creation, co-founder dating, and entrepreneurship education in startup ecosystems around the world.
There is currently representation in over 100 cities in over 25 countries for Startup Weekend, and being a resource strapped, bootstrapping startup ourselves, we’ve had to stop counting there. Up to may 2010, we have helped educate over 15,000 entrepreneurs at over 115 events, and launched over 560 new startup ventures. In 2010, we will have at least 60 events around the world, and our goal is 100 for 2011.
The ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program is a scholarship program which provides select student leaders with a fully-funded scholarship towards the completion of a Master's or PhD degree. The scholarship covers tuition, insurance, housing, and books. Additionally, a monthly living stipend is provided for the duration of the scholarship program. This scholarship is funded by ExxonMobil and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The application is currently open to recent bachelor's program graduates, current seniors (graduating by June 2011) or current graduate students. Students can apply year round. Selection takes place after October and January deadlines. Applicants who have or will have completed a degree in the United States or Anglophone Canada will be exempt from the TOEFL requirement. Finalists will be invited to a short-course event in Istanbul, Turkey. Selected scholars will receive placement assistance for a university program in the United States.
The eligible countries (of citizenship) are:
Sponsored MS and PhD programs include:
Engineering, preference for Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, and Civilthough others are welcome to apply
MBA (must have an engineering background)
The UN system in Lebanon has launched the photo contest A Snapshot for Development, to highlight the importance of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and the inspirational work that is being done to achieve them.