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THE NEXT SOCIETY calling MENA entrepreneurs & innovators


Simple, flexible & tailor made: you can access one or several services of the Booster Track.
Free of charge: we support your travel expenses!
We love diversity: teams at least one woman co-founder and/or young talents are most welcome!
Upon selection: entrepreneurs and start-ups will be matched to the adequate services according to their needs, profile and availability.

The Start-up Booster Track is a flexible support programme for entrepreneurs in the MENA region with the aim of supporting them to bridge with key markets. It started in 2018 and is composed of several services that help entrepreneurs through their journey.

Who are we looking for? Innovative early-stage start-ups with impact-driven solutions with products or services in the following areas: Tech & Software, Food, Environment, Energy, Health, Social & Culture

You are ready for take-off and want to join our Start-up Booster Track? Check that your profile fits our services:

Innovators Academies (Venture workshop and IP training)

  • A company must be formed
  • MVP & Business Plan are a must
  • Expandable regionally and in the future internationally
  • Innovation-driven

More about Innovators Academies.

Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programme

  • Entrepreneurs with personal qualities of leadership
  • A business trading for at least a year
  • Commitment to the mentoring relationship for one year (2 hours/month + the initial 2-day Kickstart workshop)

More about the entrepreneurs mentoring programme

Soft landing (in European innovation hubs)

  • Start-up or spin-off
  • Prototype/proof of concept
  • International Perspective
  • Innovation-driven

More about soft landing

International Acceleration Bootcamps

  • Technological or groundbreaking innovation
  • Prototype/proof of concept/demo
  • International perspectives

More about international acceleration bootcamps

International Market Missions

  • A company must be formed
  • International perspectives
  • Innovation-driven

More about International Market Missions

Power Diners with investors

  • A company must be formed
  • MVP & Business Plan are a must
  • Expandable regionally and in the future internationally

More about power dinners


Start-ups need to be established in one the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.
Entrepreneurs need to be able to pitch in English (support services are delivered in English, except the Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programme which can also be delivered in French in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia).