Promoted by MIT Enterprise Forum, the Arab Startup competition Awards aim to create an ecosystem based on the most outstanding startups from across the Arab countries. In addition to demonstration of innovation and a viable business model, winners are selected based on their contribution to advancing sustainability, active social responsibility engagement and participation in Arab projects and partnerships.
The 11th edition competition took place in Sultanate Oman on 19th of April 2018 and was supported by Community Jameel, a founding partner for 10 consecutive years. As a local support and engagement in the Sultanate of Oman, strategic partners this year include Riyada, the competition’s governmental backbone, and Omantel, the key contributor and supporter. Regionally, partners also include Zain Group, the competition’s digital partner.
ProvenMed, based in Tunis, was founded in 2017 and currently at the commercialization stage of its flagship innovative product ActivGo™ for men.
The company develops urinary incontinence wearable devices that ease the burden of cost, discomfort, and most importantly restore the sense of grace and dignity to the millions of urinary incontinence patients around the world. After a successful participation in Arab health exhibition 2018, ProvenMed has secured many pre-orders for its patented product ActivGo™ for men, and has received great interest from international healthcare players for its upcoming product for women AllDays™.
Among the 84 semifinalists, the judges of MIT Arab Startup competition have announced ProvenMed as winner of the 11th edition at the startup track.
Previously named winner of the pan African Univenture award, ProvenMed was selected as African winner from national finalists across Africa, an award that was organized by WikiStartup in May 2017 in Tunis.
Another international successful journey in March 2018, ProvenMed was selected finalist at 1776 award 2018, the flagship international event organized by union 1776 in Washington DC.
“We are honored to receive this award that recognizes ProvenMed as an innovator on regional level and it is the time for Arabs to create their base in Arab ecosystem for healthcare innovation start-ups”, says Souheil Guessoum ProvenMed Co-founder & CEO. “This award will provide great support to us in our continued development and growth”.
“It’s an honor and privilege to receive MIT Arab startup competition award, especially when judged among many worthy peers,” says Amine Staali, ProvenMed Co-Founder. “The recognition underscores the hard work of all ProvenMed’s team members especially Mohammed Mokrane, the inventor & Co-Founder whose core value of respect, entrepreneurial spirit and passion will continue to drive our business for even greater leadership ahead.”
ProvenMed, based in Tunis, develops urinary incontinence wearable devices that provide comfort and autonomy to urine incontinence patients around the world.
Through years of hard work, tedious research and unquestionable commitment, ProvenMed team has successfully created a revolutionary device that ticked all the boxes. With urinary incontinence patient’s struggle in mind, ProvenMed team was dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people affected by urinary incontinence worldwide. ProvenMed goal is simple: giving them back the comfort and activity they deserve, for them and their loved ones.