At the American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC), we firmly believe that the global Muslim market is under served, yet possesses a great deal of upward potential for entrepreneurs to innovate, create, and avail upon. Through our work, AMCC has found that creativity and ingenuity in producing unique items to fulfill the Muslim market needs result in wide buy-in and success. We also recognize that real entrepreneurs are a unique breed of humans, with an imbued talent of identifying and risking extraordinary lengths to fulfill market needs.
As a result, 2010 saw our introduction of the Entrepreneur Showcase for the first time at the American Muslim Consumer Conference. Since then, we have identified successful entrepreneurs who have produced viable products and services benefiting the Muslim consumer for the last three years. For each of those fourteen unique ventures, we have provided the opportunity to showcase their business to a panel of experts for guidance on how to further improve, in order to maintain their long term sustainability.
In an effort to live up to this year’s theme, “Muslim Market – Global Perspectives: Entrepreneurs Driving Change,” AMCC is looking for entrepreneurs who believe their products or services have the potential of being truly global game changers, entrepreneurs whose work comes from socially responsible ideas that benefit the world of consumers yet comply with Islamic values.
Over the last three years, the hours our team has spent interviewing and reviewing hundreds of ideas and business models has taught us that creating a viable business is easier said than done. As a result, this year, we will be awarding the winner of the Entrepreneur Showcase with $10,000. This prize is being made possible by Barkaat Capital, a company founded by one of our past showcase contestants.
(Deadline is September 15, 2014)
Applicants will go through a stringent review process, and those selected for the showcase will be coached on their conference presentation. The conference will be taking place this year on November 15, 2014, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Newark Airport, New Jersey. Please visit the conference page for further details.