Halcyon MENA Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 20th October 2023 | Halcyon MENA Fellowship Programme

For-profit businesses in the Middle East and North Africa are welcome to apply for the Halycron MENA Fellowship programme if they are developing scalable solutions to problems in the areas of health, climate change, or equity technology.

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Two exciting residences, AWS cloud credits, mentoring, and a $5,000 USD stipend are all included in this programme. Utilise the strength of inter-regional cooperation as you create the Health, Climate, and EquityTech of the future.


  • Climate Solutions that address resilience, adaptation, and mitigation include but are not limited to:
    • Generation and Storage of Renewable Energy
    • Green Construction Technologies
    • Climate Analytics and Data
    • Climate-smart food and agriculture systems
  • Technology is being used by WaterTech Health Solutions to lower obstacles to high-quality, affordable healthcare and enhance physical and mental healthcare outcomes. The following are just a few examples of subsectors:
    • Remote patient monitoring, digital therapeutics, and telemedicine
    • Nursing Operations
    • AI and analytics for health data
    • MedTech
    • Preventive medicine with FemTech
    • Medical Finance
    • Longevity and AgeTech
  • Equitytech Solutions uses technology to close equity inequalities in wealth, education, and accessibility as well as to improve social and financial inclusion. The following are just a few examples of subsectors:
    • FinTech
    • Future of Work-Aided Technology
    • EdTech


  • Each programme offers particular advantages to fellows. The following will be given to fellows accepted into the programme:
  • Credits for cloud computing through Amazon Web Services (AWS) worth $10,000 USD
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides additional technical support
  • access to a top-notch mentorship and advisory network
  • tailored instruction in:
  • basics of business
  • Investment aplomb
  • Impact measurement and definition
  • Leadership Global group of entrepreneurs with a focus on social impact
  • workshops led by solicitors
  • $5,000 USD in travel stipends, free of equity, per project.

Programme Organisation

  • Up to 10 initiatives in a cohort from the MENA region are trained in Halcyon’s methodology on impact, leadership, and business principles.
  • Participants in the programme participate in both online and in-person sessions in a hybrid delivery mode:
  • 1 online programme launch meeting
  • 4 days of virtual programme meetings
  • an in-person stay of one week in Washington, DC
  • One week of on-site residency in a MENA nation (to be revealed).


  • In the Middle East and North Africa, Halcyon is seeking (for-profit) entrepreneurs that are developing scalable solutions to problems relating to health, climate, or equity technology.
  • Location: Must conduct business in any of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), or Yemen.
  • Stage: A Minimum Viable Product that can scale is a must.
  • Application with up to one co-founder is allowed
  • The candidate must be the CEO and/or be in charge of all major decisions.
  • Must speak English well and be at least 21 years old when the programme begins.
  • Programme Ability to participate in all activities and programming sessions is required.
  • Impact: Must be creating a venture or product that advances at least one of the UN’s 17 SDGs.
  • Each submission is evaluated by Halcyon based on its impact, scalability, innovation, and talent in addition to its eligibility.

Selection Standards

How much of an impact, if any, will the solution have on society and/or the environment if it is scaled up?
Could this business expand over the next five to ten years to serve hundreds of thousands or millions of users?
Is the strategy taken to solve the problem in their context novel?
Talent Is the group ideally suited to address the problems they’ve identified?

For more information visit Halcyon for additional details.

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