Who can apply?

Anyone based in the MENA region with an interest in cybersecurity innovation can apply. We are looking for people who can demonstrate entrepreneurial flair and spirit, and who are committed to exploring a career in cybersecurity. We welcome applications from individuals at any stage of their career.

Do I have to be technically trained?

Technical expertise is not a necessity for this program. Cyber innovation is deeply technical at a product level, but it takes all sorts of backgrounds to run a successful business. In the long run, it will help you to have some technical understanding, but this is about forming teams and crystallising ideas. If you learn fast and are interested in the cyber market, we welcome your application.

Do I have to be based in Muscat for the duration of the program?

You have to be based in Muscat for the two bootcamps which are currently scheduled to be at the beginning and end of the 12 week program. During the bootcamps, we require you to participate in all five days of each one.

Does Sas cover the costs of travel and accommodation?

If you qualify for the funding from OTF Techween, part of that funding can be used to cover the costs of travel and accommodation.

Do I have to be committed full time to the program?

To make the most of the program and the mentors who are available, we expect you to be working on your business idea full time during the program.

When are the interviews and do I have to attend in person?

Interviews are scheduled three weeks prior to the start date of the program. We would prefer to meet you, but are happy to conduct interviews online too.


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