Speed Cycle Four: 9 Startups Set for Acceleration
Cycle four of Speed’s Accelerator program is up and running with 9 startups that will reside in Beirut Digital District (BDD) to embark upon a 3-month training journey. The startups will receive an investment ticket of $30,000 each, get exposed to the digital space in the region, and benefit from extensive sessions to craft pivotal tools that should grow their business. The 9 startups are: Bidappeal, an auction site for bidding on products. Fig, a web and mobile platform that to search and browse inventories of physical shops with personalized fashion tips. Groovy Antoid, a gaming studio concerned with devising the perfect combination between simple mechanics and likeable characters. Harold, a digital broadcasting solution that hands its users the possibility of publishing their personal life announcements and classified ads on multiple channels. Neotic, an Ai-based platform that offers crowd-sourcing analysis of the stock market. Rave, a social network creating a community where the world’s finest music, legendary artists, and party hubs meet. Smart Interactive Breadboard, a hardware and software solution and tool to ease teaching robotic classes. The Living Book, a tool where creative content targeted for kids can be assembled. Van Ahmar, a game development studio for making mobile casual games with a unique visual style, creative game mechanics, and juicy in-game features to trigger the gamers’ psyche. Furthermore, Speed announced a partnership with Arab Arcade – a game publishing platform – to pilot the acceleration of two gaming studios. The program will revolve around giving gaming startups a series of gaming workshops in collaboration with Arab Arcade at BDD.