Arabnet Announces 10 Finalists for Beirut Startup Battle 2017
Arabnet’s panel of judges have received submissions from local and regional startups in their early growth stages, and shortlisted 10 finalists and 3 runners-up.
The startups were judged based on value proposition, target market, competitive advantage, business model, innovation, team qualifications, as well as market and sales strategies.
Finalists will join Arabnet Beirut 2017 to present their startups to a crowd of investors, incubators, media and digital professionals. This gives finalists the chance to find funders to help them develop their startups.
The winning startup will qualify to attend the 2017 ArabNet Digital Summit for a chance to win $20,000.
We are thrilled to announce the finalists and runner-ups for the ArabNet Beirut Startup Battle 2017.
10 Startup Battle Finalists:
Rami Hallal from Blink My Car (Lebanon)
Blink My Car is an on-demand car care platform that connects users to professionals, bringing the car wash and maintenance shop to the user’s parking spot.
Moataz Salah from Cyber Talents (Egypt)
Cyber Talents is a platform that ranks cyber security talents by running CTF competitions. CyberTalents personnel assessment for recruiters.
Ramzi Jreidini from Handiss (Lebanon)
Handiss supports construction projects by connecting engineers and architects. Professionals in both fields can sign up and work independently for clients who need their services.
Mohamad Sabouneh from Moodfit (Lebanon)
Moodfit is an online platform that connects users with qualified interior designers, and offers packages. Users can choose from a selection of local and regional furniture, curated by designers.
Rudy Bekerejian from ecomz (Lebanon)
Ecomz is a pay-as-you-grow ecommerce store builder; other than ensuring a user-friendly experience, it also offers essential and advanced features to help merchants achieve rocketing sales and extensive marketplace exposure.
Andrew Malouf from Parkr (Lebanon)
Parkr is a mobile platform where commuters can locate and reserve parking spaces. It also provides a channel for parking suppliers to ‘sell’ their unused spots.
Ahmad Wehbi from Rafiqi (Lebanon)
Rafiqi is a mobile application that connects people based on activities they're interested in. Users can browse through activities or create their own and get together.
Richard Abi Chahla from Monica (Lebanon)
Monica is a personal relations manager startup to connect professionals. Users can scan business cards to add contacts. During networking events, organizers can push notifications to visitors. Monica also has a tinder-like feature to help people initiate conversations.
Audrey Nakad from Synkers (Lebanon)
Synkers is a mobile platform that connects students and tutors. Students or their guardians can search for a tutor online and book.
Samy El Khoury from Vision in Motion (Lebanon)
Vision in Motion is a software-based platform for businesses to monitor, track and analyze customer behavioral patterns. It uses image processing and computer vision technology.
3 Startup Battle Runners-up:
Layal Jebran from Moubarmij (Lebanon)
Moubarmij is an e-learning platform that provides professional programming tutorials in the Arabic language. It offers programming courses in the form of screencast videos. Each screencast demonstrates a particular skill or knowledge in programming.
Rani Zahr from Monopoly Kings (Lebanon)
Monopoly Kings is a buyer-side, business intelligence real estate platform to help investors maximize returns. It uses algorithms to analyze real estate markets and produce investment. It allows members to compare similarly sold or listed properties, buildings, ready and off-plan projects and districts.
Ali zein from LibanShop (Lebanon)
LibanShop is a startup where online shoppers can buy from multiple stores in one place. It also offers free online stores for businesses.
Register to attend Arabnet Beirut 2017 and watch our finalists present their startups and compete to reserve a spot in the Startup Battle finals in Dubai.