Sihatech Wins 1st Place at Arabnet Riyadh Startup Battle
10 entrepreneurs took to the stage at the Startup Battle and presented their innovative products and services in front of a panel of high caliber judges and an audience of investors, media, and entrepreneurs. The top three winners of the Startup Battle who qualified to take part in Arabnet’s first Startup Championship in Dubai are: healthcare platform Sihatech, beauty services marketplace Spoilee, and smart phone medical consultants Cura. The three startups will have booths during the Arabnet Digital Summit 2017 in Dubai. Automated Arabic language platform Dhad Spell Checker won the People’s Choice Award. Furthermore, 10 aspiring entrepreneurs received the chance to pitch their ideas to judges and investors for the Ideathon Competition and winners received cash prizes to help convert their idea into an upand-coming startup. Warsha.com, an electronic platform for car maintenance workshops took first place, while Ranam, an interactive app that offers an exciting gamified experience of different colors of music, and Hebli, a marketplace/ logistics platform, took second and third places respectively. The People’s Choice Award went to Database Service App, a mobile application that will constitute of a single repository for all type of services a customer needs. Arabnet’ annual Battle of the Games that takes place in Riyadh featured the participation of 4 game developers going head to head while showcasing their innovation. Saudi Cards took first place for an augmented reality cards game that features a fluctuation of players’ net worth (changes within a top billionaires list) within a traditional Saudi souq theme, while the People’s Choice Award went to Ship Stations, an endless runner’s game of a spaceship in a space station that was produced with the 3D unity engine.