Arab­net Startup Bat­tle Win­ners All Set to Com­pete in the Cham­pi­onship

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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;, 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.

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