Startups To Battle It Out At 2nd Edition of ArabNet Startup Championship

ArabNet Team, Apr 08 2018

With ArabNet’s Digital Summit just around the corner (April 30th- May 1st), startups across the region are getting ready to battle it out at the second edition of ArabNet’s Startup Championship.

The Startup Championship gathers startups from 6 participating cities across the region to compete at the ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai. The competition aims to give prominence and support to promising startups in the MENA region, as well as create a tech conversation on a wider scale by bringing together growing talents and established ones in the same space.

Out of ten finalists in each city (BeirutCasablancaDubaiKuwaitMuscatRiyadh), three winners will fly to Dubai, where all 18 startups will take to the stage and pitch in front of an audience of industry experts and leaders, world-class investors, and international media. The startups will also be given a free booth in the TechFair, access to Matchup sessions, and will profit from media exposure.

Meet the Startups

Beirut

1st Place: Cherpa
Entrepreneur: Ibrahim Ezzeddine
Cherpa is an online platform that teaches robotics to youth in a fun and interactive way and empowers them with the necessary skills to prepare for a better future.

2nd Place: Dox
Entrepreneur: Nicholas El Jamal
Dox is building a battery predictive maintenance platform that will help automotive companies eliminate inventory costs and unnecessary site visits while improving the reliability of their batteries.

3rd Place: Lexyom
Entrepreneur: Rami Alame
Lexyom is an online platform that enables users to find legal answers, legal services and connect to lawyers anytime and anywhere.

 

Casablanca 

1st Place: Manageo
Entrepreneur: Lemrini Youssef
Manageo is online software facilitating the global management of small and medium businesses, with simple dashboards, which allow a daily monitoring of the activity. 

2nd Place: 
Carmine
Entrepreneur: Mohammed Mrani Alaoui
Carmine is a subscription-based car-sharing service that gives its members convenient and immediate access to multiple cars around the city of Casablanca.

3rd Place: Breakr
Entrepreneur: Safaa Norredine
Breakr is an innovative solution designed for big corporations to help them foster collaboration and enhance the wellbeing of employees. It is a user-friendly mobile application that helps break the traditional networking process and allows employees to connect to each other during breaks by swiping and chatting with one another.

 

Dubai

1st Place: One Clique Systems FZ-LLC
Entrepreneur: Ayman Badawi
Cloud Based HR System tailored for SMEs and configured as per the Local laws with benefits.

2nd Place: 
Yalla Parking
Entrepreneur: Craig McDonald
Yalla Parking helps drivers find available parking spaces in real time.

3rd Place: Sadeed
Entrepreneur: Abdalla Odat
Sadeed automates social media customer service using AI without coding experience.

 

Kuwait

1st PlaceFestivity
Entrepreneur: Nasser Altowaijri
Festivity is an online destination and marketplace delivering event and gathering services.

2nd Place: PantryBee
Entrepreneur: Yousef Almunayes & Hind Al-Awadi
PantryBee deliver fresh pre-portioned ingredients and visual step-by-step recipe cards, so customers can make amazing hassle-free meals right at home.


3rd Place: Nabta Health
Entrepreneur: Sophie Smith
Nabta Health is the world's first digital woman's health application focused on emerging markets in the Arab world. 

 

Muscat

1st Place: Supplierscave
Entrepreneur: Anjani Kanthi Kiran Duddukuru
Supplierscave is an online platform to connect suppliers and buyers of industrial products and services.

2nd Place: Hadaya
Entrepreneur: Alla Albalushi
Hadaya is an online market place for flowers, confectioneries, and gifts.

3rd Place: YallaCare
Entrepreneur: Ghalib Nomani
YallaCare allows patients to book online appointments, and find, explore and compare treatment costs. 

 

Riyadh

1st Place: Sadeem
Entrepreneur: Moustafa Osama Moussa
Sadeem is the world’s first multi-patented flood and traffic information system with active networks to save lives and money in real-time.

2nd Place: Labayh
Entrepreneur: Bassem Al Baladi
Labayh is a project that helps individuals who are suffering from family and psychology problems.

3rd Place: Speero (previously known as Autotash)
Entrepreneur: Abdullah Bin Shamlan
Speero is on a mission to organize the unorganized Spare Parts Industry in KSA.

The winning startup will not only be given a $20K check, but also an acceleration scholarship in Silicon Valley as well as services from a wide range of providers. To attend the Digital Summit and watch these talented startups pitch, make sure to request an invite or register here!

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