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2014 Cairo

Disrupt!/Graphics!/ 4-6 December 2014

Location: Darb 1718

Mentors & Judges 


Applications are now closed

Watch a video compilation of the event here.

Deadline to apply: 22 November 2014

What happens when you try to combine artbusiness and technology? Some will say it will never work. We’re willing to bet it can create magic! In fact, we’ve done it before, and we’ve found it’s the best way to enable creativity and to really change the world in a sustainable way.

Mideast Creatives
 and Innoventures are once again shaking up the creative industry in Egypt with Disrupt!/Graphics!/

This workshop and competition aim to stimulate business innovation in any and all areas related to graphics, animation, video, cartoons, and illustration. Participants can be artists or designers, as well as technology developers, and business strategists who are interested in this area of creativity. We’re looking for YOUR ideas on how to disrupt the graphics industry, and this is the workshop that will enable you to take the first steps in turning those ideas into reality!

During this intensive 3-day workshop, you will develop a business model for your project, with expert advice along the way from mentors with experience in business and creative industries. The workshop will also include a number of interesting creativity sessions by professionals from the graphics industry. You will also develop a rock-star pitch for your business idea, and get to show it off to some of the most influential figures in the graphics and business community, who will be acting as judges for the competition.

To support the best ideas to grow into a real startup, the top 3 winners will receive a cash prize, further support from Innoventures, as well as other prizes from partners to be announced later!

The winners will be selected based on the strength of their idea and team, the feasibility of their business model, and the quality of their presentation.

1st Prize: 1500 EUR + 6 months incubation at Innoventures’ Startup Reactor
2nd Prize: 1000 EUR + 2 months co-working at IdeaSpace
3rd Prize: 500 EUR + 1 month co-working at IdeaSpace

You can apply as a team (2-5 people) or as an individual. Applicants can be students or professionals from any background, under the age of 35. If you already have an idea that you are working on, you can use this workshop to develop it. Or even if you don’t have a specific idea, we are also looking for talented artists, developers and business persons who would like to team up with others to work on completely new projects.

All of the applicants from the team must be committed to attend the opening evening session on 30 November, as well as the full 3-day workshop on 4-6 December.

Deadline to apply: 22 November 2014