Arabnet Startup Battle Winners All Set to Compete in the Championship
Arabnet will host the first regional Startup Championship during its Digital Summit 2017 in Dubai. Contestants from 6 different cities qualified via Arabnet’s Startup Battle competition, held during local events at the respective cities. On May 17th in Dubai, the qualified 18 startups will get on the stage, and pitch their business model to a panel of judges, investors, and professionals for a chance to win a $20,000 prize, as well as a scholarship to participate in the Blackbox Connect program in Silicon Valley. The following are the Arabnet Startup Battle winners: Kuwait: Meddy, helps people find best doctors based on patient reviews and credentials; Soukdesigner, an online platform that enables people to sell products in their personalized online store easily and economically; Pricinity, a search engine for products, prices and stores throughout Kuwait and the region. Riyadh: Sihatech, a provider of technology solutions to the healthcare space to improve the access, accountability and quality; Spoilee, a beauty services marketplace that links women with beauty service providers; Cura, an app that enables users to get medical consultations easily via smart phone by communicating with the best known doctors in all specialties. Beirut: Vision in Motion, a software-based platform for businesses to monitor, track and analyze customer behavioral patterns using image processing and computer vision technology; Synkers, a mobile platform that connects students and tutors; Blink My Car, an ondemand car care platform that connects users to professionals, bringing the car wash and maintenance shop to the user’s parking spot. Cairo: Widebot, Intelligent Chatbots requiring no coding or technical background; Mumm, making homemade nutritious cuisine accessible to all Egyptians; dotmeta, personalizing the Video Experience as per viewer preferences and interests. Casablanca: SOS Santé, an IOT device on cars that sends distress signals, location, blood type, and allergies automatically to the closest medical facility; Koolna, an online platform where travellers and adventure seekers can find likeminded people for sharing experiences, and organizing and planning trips and activities; Ivendi.ma, a web platform that brings home buyers and sellers together, saving on the commission paid to the broker. Dubai: NOW Money, a mobile banking technology for low-income workers in GCC, allowing access to exchange providers, pay utility bills, purchase mobile phone credit, and as well as being a fully operational card for POS and ATM withdrawals; Friendycar, a car rental platform for car owners, to facilitate them sharing their cars with other users; Wenaak, a solution to standardize MENA’S addresses with a focus on four main verticals – logistics, e-commerce, government entities, and navigation.