Battle in the Regional Competition!

ArabNet Team, Jan 18 2017

This may be the opportunity to launch your dream into reality. You don’t have to win an ArabNet competition to experience the benefits since every competition that we have has carefully been researched offering exposure, networking, and resource opportunities for every participant.

But winning definitely comes with its perks too! Are you ready to grab your piece of the pie?

What would I win?
The 3 Beirut Startup Battle Winners will be flown to Dubai for ArabNet Digital Summit 2017, where they will get to compete for the Startup Championship title and assert their startups among the best in the region. The Startup Championship winner will receive $20,000, along with an acceleration scholarship in Silicon Valley and in-kind prizes from partners, and more!

Tell me more!

Apply to the Startup Battle
If you have a digital startup that’s less than 2 years old, that is functional prior to the competition’s deadline, with no more than 30 employees, and have not secured $2million in investment, then you are eligible to apply.

Pitch Locally
10 finalists will have the opportunity to locally pitch on stage to a panel of high caliber judges in front of an audience of investors, media, and entrepreneurs. All 10 finalists will receive a free booth at the local conference, 2 free event passes, pitch training, and ArabNet Alumni program membership.

Compete Regionally

Three country winners from each Startup Battle will be flown to Dubai with accommodation for ArabNet Digital Summit 2017, where they will get to compete at the Startup Championship and assert their startups among the best in the region. They will also receive a booth at the Summit where they will be exposed to world-class investors and international media, and have access to the Matchup sessions.

Where do I sign up?

Submitting your startup should take a minimum of 20 minutes. Start your application here.
You can find more information on how to apply here: English - Arabic

Deadline to submit: 26 January

Still not convinced?

Listen to the ArabNet Beirut 2016 winners:

1st Place - Karl Naim - ChefXChange: "For our first appearance at Arabnet, we were impressed by the eco-system that was brought together under one roof. Being fairly new in Lebanon, but established in the UAE and the UK, we came in with a bit of apprehension. The Arabnet team put up a great event that rivals with all the other tech conferences we have attended in the world! Winning the Start Up Demo competition was the cherry on the cake, as we came in with no expectations, and with only goal to raise awareness about ChefXChange in Lebanon and showcase that international start ups can succeed in Lebanon. Arabnet helped us convey this message to the world and we cannot thank them enough for that!"

2nd Place - Joe Zaarour - Sympaticus: A must for tech start-ups looking for validation, feedback and exposure to investors, partners, users, and some brand exposure. ArabNet 2016 delivered on its promise - we were impressed by the level of professionalism, organisation and follow up from all their staff members.


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