Hyundai Competition Targets Lebanese Innovative Startups
For the first time in Lebanon, Hyundai has launched the Startup Competition, organized in collaboration with Arabnet. Applying startups should be based in Lebanon and have a minimum viable product or working prototype. The deadline for application is September 28. 20 finalists will be selected to attend 6 workshops in October-november 2015, including one-on-one consultations, monetization, communication, accounting and finance, and investment. The final pitches will take place on November 12, 2015, at the Hyundai main showroom. The top 3 startups will be selected by a jury of 12 experts including veteran entrepreneurs (Anghami, Wamda), as well as representatives of local accelerators and incubators (UK Lebanon Tech Hub, Altcity, Flat6labs), VC firms (MEVP), and other organizations supporting the startup community like Kafalat. These startups will win cash endorsements from Hyundai worth $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 respectively.