That Time We Won a Startup Pitch Competition

Eman Aboulatta
Nov 19, 2019 · 5 min read

“Oh, please don’t put your shoes on…”, Deena, my cofounder, whispered to me. We sat in a large auditorium among hundreds, waiting for them to announce the winners of the MIT Pan Arab Startup Competition. I was reaching into my bag for my fancy high heeled shoes, in case we end up on stage as winners.

She didn’t want me to be disappointed.