Education Entrepreneurship Award | Queen Rania Award for Arab Education Entrepreneurs
Queen Rania
“The Arab world we want: an Arab world where entrepreneurs teach and teachers innovate”
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

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The Queen Rania Award for Education Entrepreneurship in the Arab World

At the Queen Rania Foundation, we see our role as solving for impact in Education, but we recognise that we can’t do this alone. We need a vibrant ecosystem of education entrepreneurs, one that collectively pushes the wheel of education reform. 

For this reason, we are running a competition to recognise the achievements and potential of the ‘home-grown’ education businesses in the Arab World who combine social impact with sustainable business models. The winners will be announced by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.

We have $200,000 to award in the form of grants, to help the winners accelerate their growth plans.

Enter The Competition

How to Enter

To enter you need to meet our eligibility criteria. You need to:

Have more than an idea or a prototype - that is, you should already be providing products or services, and have a meaningful number of users
Be headquartered in the Arab region
Be primarily benefiting learners in the Arab world

 

Submit your application by November 10th. We will accept submissions in either Arabic or English.

SUBMISSIONS

How We Will Assess Submissions

The assessment criteria that we will use are set out here. An initial screening of your application to make sure it fits our eligibility criteria, and to assess its overall potential, will be made by a team at the Queen Rania Foundation. Applications that make it through the initial screening will then be scored by our assessment panel.

 

Competition Timeline

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Accepting Submissions
September 10 - November 10
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Reviewing Submissions
November 11 - November 25
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Contacting Finalists
December 1 - January 7
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Choosing Winner
February 2019

Meet The Panel

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Said Darwazah

CEO and Chairman of Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Chairman of Queen Rania Foundation
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Amir Farha

Managing Partner, at Beco Capital
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Humaid Abdulla

Senior Director, Ministry of Education, UAE
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Hanan Al Hroub

Winner of Global Teacher Prize 2016
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Hasan Haider

Partner, 500 Startups
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Samar Nazzal

Robotics and Physics Teacher, and Varkey Global Teacher Award Finalist
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Karen Lien

Head of Programs at Promise Venture Studio
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Carla Aerts

Director of Futures, at University College, London
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Shika Goyal

Investment Adviser, at the Omidyar Network
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Heather Matranga

Manager, at Village Capital Innovations
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Vijay Kumar

Executive Director, at J-WEL

Join The Competition, Submit Your Application

The Queen Rania Foundation is running this competition to recognise the achievements and potential of the ‘home-grown’ education businesses in the Arab World who combine social impact with sustainable business models."
Are you improving lives for learners in the Arab world? Do you have, or are you on the path to having, a sustainable business model?

 

Apply Now

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