Jeddah duo wins $30k in Boston contest

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SOURCE: Arab News

Time: April 10, 2018

Trochet, the brainchild of Diana Rayyan and Reem Bakheet from Jeddah for a start-up project on environmental issues, bagged the first place worth $30,000 at the recent Harvard Arab Weekend start-up pitch challenge, 2013, in Boston.
Team Trochet and nine other finalists were given training on how to pitch their ideas for two days before the final event. All the contestants, after the training, modified their presentations for the final round. Each start-up was given five minutes to pitch for their ideas before a panel of judges, besides having to face five minutes of questioning by the panelists on their ideas.
Diana and Reem, founders of Trochet, came up trumps in the finals and were awarded the $30,000 sponsored by Hekma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan.

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