Spike, an alumnus of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup, is a mobile application that serves as a diabetes assistant and insulin self-management device. Addressing a public health issue that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, the Spike App helps diabetics improve their disease management process.
Out of 174 applications from female founders of 34 nationalities from across the region, Zelij of Morocco and Sadeed of Jordan both MIT EF Pan Arab alumni were selected to go through the four-month accelerator program for early stage startups.
Among the MIT EF Pan Arab long list of startups alumni is Fabric Aid, a second-hand clothes collector and distributor based in Lebanon. In less than ten months, the startup recruited 20 full-time employees, and improved the life of more than 3,000 people living in Lebanon with high quality clothes at affordable prices.
During the speed mentoring activity at the 11th Arab Startup Competition Final Event in Oman last April, we asked three of our mentors about the most common questions entrepreneurs ask them and their top piece of advice.