About AMC

The Arab Mobile Challenge (AMC) is the largest mobile competition not just in the region but in the world because it represents one of six regional chapters that make up the Global Mobile Challenge. Endorsed by the Mobile World Congress and hosted by the 4FYN every year in Barcelona, what makes this program unique is the opportunity to connect to a global platform where some of the best start-ups are being showcased and also where the leaders in mobile and technology gather ever year.

This Challenge is your opportunity to enhance your entrepreneurial skills, showcase your unique and innovative thinking and also win big!! This year the Arab Mobile Challenge has implemented some updates to the format in order to continue providing value to the participants in different stages of their start up?

Are you ready to hear about AMC 2016?? Here we go ..

The challenge this year will be BIGGER and BETTER by partnering with the Pan African chapter, Mobile Challenge Africa, and under the umbrella of ‘Middle East and Africa’ region we will host participants from both regions to increase the exposure to start-ups from both parts of the world.

This year the challenge focus on:

One, ‘investment ready’ growth stage start-ups, therefore qualified start-ups will be invited directly to a regional event to partake in activities involving investors. We will not run country specific events and bootcamps.

Secondly, we did NOT forget about idea entrepreneurs!!

These are BIG changes, but there is one more surprise! Last but certainly not least, the challenge will be hosted by the one and only RiseUp Summit in Cairo, Egypt!

This December 9 – 11th, RiseUp and AMC are fusing together to bring to life what promises to be one of the most explosive pitch competitions to hit the region! This effectively means you can guarantee everyone that is someone in the entrepreneurship space, East and West, will be present.

RiseUp has invited us to be the main competition at this year’s summit and we couldn’t imagine a better place to be hosted, especially considering the value to all participating startups from Middle East and Africa, and the opportunity RiseUp offers by fusing together all the key players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Can you tell we’re excited?

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TimeLine

Detail Timeline
Open Registrations of applications (both tracks, investment ready and idea) 25 September 2016
Deadline closing registration 25 October 2016
Announcement of qualified startups and idea entrepreneurs 1 November 2016
RiseUp Summit 2016, Downtown Cairo – Egypt 9 – 11 December 2016

How to Register

The Challenge is running two tracks:

1. Investment ready startups

Are you an established registered startup?
Have you proved your concept and generated revenue?
Are you seeking a cash injection to help with your growth?
You have come to the right place.

apply-now

Please be prepared to submit the following as part of your application:
• A two minute video representation of the concept and functionality.
• A pitch deck that includes your:
1) Business Model
2) marketing strategy
3) operations
4) financials
5) Funds you are raising

2. Idea Entrepreneurs

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?
Do you have ideas or thoughts on tackling social challenges such as Climate Change? Renewable Energy? Waste Management? Clean Water? Unemployment?
You have come to the right place.

apply-now

Rules and Judging

Rules

Judging Criteria

Awards

Financial

Non Financial

AMC Partners

AMC Hierarchy



AMC 15/16 Regional Finals – January 2016 in Algeria


AMC 15/16 Photo Gallery

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AMC 14/15 Photo Gallery

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AMC 15/16 Winning Ideas

visiongeeks
Sudan
Vision Geeks : Perceptive vision for visually impaired aiding
Bookr
Kuwait
Bookr : Book any appointment-based service through an app.
Raye7
Egypt
Raye7 : Carpooling mobile app tailored for MENA culture
myu
Kuwait
myU : Your school’s internal social network
Synoos
Algeria
Synoos : An educational project on Android and iOS which helps kids to improve their Arabic language , Mathematics and logical skills.
Gravilog
Palestine
Gravilog : An interactive healthcare app for pregnant women on smartphone connected with their doctors via an electronic medical record over the cloud.
DohaGuide
Qatar
Doha Guide : Finding services and search directory without the use of internet like google maps

AMC 14/15 Winning Ideas

snowball
Egypt/Kuwait
Snowball – Snowball is a graphical programming interface for Snowball hardware kit that enables kids and non-technical people invent technology.
SuperMama
Algeria
Supermama – Supermama is a multiplatform application that aims to reanimate and strengthen the special connection between mothers and their babies, by assisting and providing mothers with personalized content (information, advices, notifications) about the growth and health situation of their babies.
Learn-with-teacher-May
KSA
Learn with teacher May – Learn with teacher May is an educational, entertaining and digital application in Arabic to help people with special need in their learning.
mimix
Jordan
Mimix - Mimix is a mobile app. that translates speech and text to Sign Language, interpretation is made in real time by a 3D avatar on the mobile screen.
Messo
Qatar
Messo – Messo is about capturing memories, then creating conversations around those memories.
Eductools
Algeria
Eductools – Eductools is a gamification of evidence-based therapy that uses the artificial intelligence designed for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Tarteel
KSA
Tarteel – Tarteel is a social application that aims to help users learn and recite the words of the Holy Quran.
Melltoo
UAE
Melltoo – Melltoo is a social network for buyers and sellers of second hand things.
Hero from the past
Tunisia
Hero from the past – Hero from the past is a 3D game based on a child reading a story book about an old disaster averted by a hero trying to save the planet.
Atahub
Kuwait
Atahub – Atahub is an online hub for volunteer work and community involvement.
Hadzup
Lebanon
Hadzup – Hadzup is a high priority Notification platform.

AMC 13/14 Winning Ideas

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UAE
Loujee – The Arabic voice recognition educational toy designed for children. A child can interact with the Loujee in a number of ways, ranging from playing various games to telling jokes to simple stories by inserting an iOS device into the plush toy.
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UAE
Crowd Analyzer – Social media monitoring application that can understand Arabic text automatically. It is a simple and easy to use mobile app where users can create alerts and track mentions around names, industries, brands, locations, events and news to get relevant real time feed and analytics from all over the social web, and act upon it.
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Jordan
Markabaty – Remove the hassle of car repair. A mobile application that will give car owners easy, stress-free way of obtaining relevant information about: Finding nearby trusted auto shop, troubleshoot their car problem before heading to the mechanic, track their car maintenance record, and track fuel and repair expenses.
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Tunisia
Grand Fit - Offers a new reverse approach to type 1 diabetics. It’s the diabetics daily compaining assisting them to manage their injections within typing the meals they eat to provide them finally with the adequate insulin doses to inject.
ICAPS
UAE
ICAPS – The intelligent application that switches to user mobile profile in the right location and time. The app combines three mobile technologies together so that it determines the contexts around the user. Upon detecting the user’s context, the system intelligently switches between profiles that are either set up by the user, or have been provided by an external source.
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Jordan
The Pen – A new technique to improve writing and drawing capabilities on tablet devices of any users. This helps users that have struggled with touchscreen technology to be able to accurately and effectively write what they want without any hassles.
baharat
KSA
Baharat – Social network where food bloggers, chefs, and anyone interested in food or just wanting to find a recipe is now able to reach a community of food lovers that offer the options and know how to making your favourite foods at your fingertips.
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Qatar
Edutechnoz – is intelligent gamification of learning the Arabic language. A fun game for children (3-7 years old) that enables them to learn how to read (not just alphabets and vocab) in Arabic through series of adventures that utilize a creative curriculum. It is a world of purposeful fun to inspire kids to fall in love with Arabic!