Prizes

First winner:

SR 100,000

Second winner:

SR 25,000

Third winner:

SR 15,000

We are targeting life changing social enterprises which are legally registered in Saudi Arabia, it can be only for-profit enterprises.

  • At least two members per team
  • At least one Saudi national on the team
  • You should have a registered social enterprise, as we are targeting "Startups" stage social enterprises (It can be for-profit or non-for-profit)
  • You may register your entity as an establishment or as a company
  • Your core product/service needs to address a social problem targeting marginalised/disadvantaged population
  • Your Social Enterprise can be in ANY industry

Finalists

  • I have a Dream
  • Maya Clinic
  • Labayh
  • Basmatna Initiative (Foster a child with your old device)
  • Farmers Shop
  • Mojtm3 Ta2
  • Aquaponica
  • Rofoof
  • Etqan and Ekhteyar (Mastery and Selection) Institution
  • Red Sea Channel
  • Blooming Bs (Blooming Box, Brain & Body)
  • Feed Platform to Treat Poverty/ Tatbiqatak (Your Applications) Institution for Information Technology
  • Quot/ Qout (Nutrition) Family Company Limited
  • Fund Time Center for Child’s Hosting
  • MATHAQI

Winners of Round 1 MIT Enterprise Forum

Labayh

Psychotherapy is still considered taboo in Saudi society and people suffering from mental difficulties are often afraid and ashamed to seek professional help. And yet, statistics suggest that more than half-a-million people sought psychological treatment at governmental clinics in 2015 and google reporting 100,000 monthly google searches about psychology and family related issues in Saudi Arabia.Additionally, research suggests that in Saudi Arabia four in ten people suffer from sleep disorders, three in ten suffer from anxiety, and two in ten suffer from depression.

Labayh aims to address this issue. Providing useful free content and consultation sessions, our mobile application works as a point of connection between consultants and users. Our users can receive consultations either via in-app messaging, or in-app audio call. Importantly, Labayh helps them to solve their own problems from home completely anonymously.

At Labayh we can provide variety of services, and offer remote 24/7 access to professional consultants anywhere and anytime, while completely protecting our user's identity.

Team:

Basim Albeladi

Chief Executive Office

Abdulrahman Albeladi

Chief Operating Officer

Raed Ali

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Azmi

Growth Hacker

Aquaponica

Aquaponica identifies itself as an environmental engineering company operating in the industrial sector and the industry of agriculture and farming machinery. The company’s core focus and main business activities include the design, installation, maintenance, training and consultation, and operation of commercial aquaponics systems.The main advantages of using aquaponics systems stem from the fact that it allows the conservation of 98% of the water used in conventional agriculture. They also increase efficiency due to the dual use of land, facilities, and employees. They minimize energy consumption, as well as other costs associated with the production. Aquaponics produces high-quality produce and fish in a much shorter time and with at least double the quantity of traditional farming.

Team:

Mohammed Qahwaji

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Mai Julaidan

Business Developer

Saleh Farea

partner

Suhaib Halawani

partner

Abdulrahman Dammak

partner

Abdulaziz Alhouti

partner

Blooming Bs (Blooming Box, Brain & Body)

As a mother of two lovely children I aim to provide my children with healthy and delicious food choices. At the age of six my daughter became aware of healthy food and she started to select what is good for her body and brain. However, some school canteens are battling my efforts by providing junk food. I believe that this issue and others have contributed heavily to the issue of childhood obesity epidemic. School canteens providing children with junk food is a genuine issue that require instant action and we want to create an impactful change in children’s lifestyle.Blooming Bs (Blooming Box, Brain and Body) is a social enterprise that is devoted to providing children with healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals. Our mission at Blooming Bs is to combat childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring countries by promoting healthy eating habits. This includes educating children and parents about the importance of healthy food and lifestyle, providing children with healthy food choices, and creating a community of future healthy eaters.

Team:

Rihab Hasanain

Founder & Executive Director

Mai Altamimi

Assistant

Abeer Hasanain

Public Relation Manager

Alanoud Altamimi

Social Work Specialist

Maha Alanazi,Mouna Alobaidi, Alhanouf Alisa, Maryam Alzahrani, Ibtesam Almalki

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