Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurship


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Participate in an exciting new program to acquire skills in social entrepreneurship, design thinking, the business model canvas, leadership and more. A virtual exchange program with fellow students from Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.  

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.

Partner institutions in the Middle East & North African (MENA) region include: Benghazi Youth for Technology & Entrepreneurship – BYTEAl Akhawayn University, and Tunis Business School at University of Tunis.

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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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