Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurship


Participate in an exciting new program to acquire skills in social entrepreneurship, design thinking, the business model canvas, leadership and more.

Apply now to join a virtual exchange program with fellow students from Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and the University of Michigan.  This program is open to any undergraduate / post-secondary student.

During the 8-week program, you and your teammates will collaborate virtually to brainstorm an entrepreneurial solution to a social challenge. In the process, you’ll learn to work as a team and build bridges between cultures. Winning teams receive a week of entrepreneurship activities in Michigan, including a pitch competition. Find creative solutions to pressing global challenges. Earn a certificate and build your  credentials!

The MENA-Michigan Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurship (M²GATE) program is offered by the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. There is no cost to participate in this program. The program is not for credit. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017.

Partner schools are Cairo University – FEPS Business Incubator in EgyptBenghazi Youth for Technology & Entrepreneurship – BYTE)Al Akhawayn University), Tunis Business School at Tunis University, and University of Michigan.



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Find the full program details on the left-hand panel of this page.

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The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence and career readiness skills for young people in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa; it is funded by several public and private donors including the U.S. Department of State and the Bezos Family Foundation.

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