Championing the ideas track was BlinkApp, an application that aims to tackle road safety and decrease traffic fatalities. The Founders believe that your cellphone could actually save your life. “Reducing first response times can decrease road deaths by 33 percent,” as they explain.
BlinkApp was awarded $15,000 and plans to use the earnings and networking contacts to bring BlinkApp to the next level. But MIT Enterprise Forum win was more than just a financial gain; BlinkApp already been approached by foreign governments, significant investors, and a major US-based car company.
MIT’s Enterprise Forum Arab startup competition is our region’s annual search for the brightest minds in business and innovation. After nearly four months of judging and deliberation, the competition came to a close last Thursday, April 27th, where 79 finalists competed for the three main categories.
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