ArabNet Beirut 2013: Entrepreneur Competitions

I received the following email from ArabNet that I’d love to share with you guys. I hope it’s not to much late, but as they say “better late than never”. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs that wants to raise money for their startup. I actually might apply to the competition. Below is the announcement:


“The staple ArabNet Startup Demo and Ideathon competitions are receiving applications again! 

Top entrepreneurs received coverage from regional and global media including the Wall Street Journal [2], AllthingsDTechCrunch and many more. ArabNet Beirut 2013 is all also on the top 30 “Recommended” digital events in EMEA by Techcrunch

Do you have a great web or mobile idea that you would like to launch? The Ideathon is a series of back-to-back 2-minute pitches from entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that have strong business potential. Apply here:

Do you have a growing digital startup that you would like to expand? The Startup Demo is a back-to-back 5-minute pitches that offers entrepreneurs with an internet product or service the opportunity to demonstrate its strong market potential and effective business model. Apply here:

70% Startup Demo competitors from 2012 are angel or venture backed!! Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the highlights of digital veterans, business professionals, investors, incubators and media at ArabNet Beirut

Deadline to Apple: February 26! [2 days left]



I also asked Racha from ArabNet the following questions and she did a great job answering them:

1- What it takes to apply? What should I submit and how long it takes to complete the process?

Application should take about 30 minutes, the link to apply is in the announcement.  Your application will be checked and you will receive an email of approval as soon as it is reviewed.

2- Who is attending? 

Arabnet’s attendees are a vast range of entrepreneurs, investors, angels, incubators, and digital professionals, as well as lots of regional and international media.

3- Are you going to cover any of our costs (Travel, accommodation..etc)?

Unfortunately, we are too small to do this, but i promise it’s worth the investment.

4- Is there any prizes for the winners? 

The exposure and buzz is the biggest prize really, but there are possibilities of a scholarship to Blackbox Connect in SF, and some direct investments but these things are not announced because they are based on the investors evaluation of the startups.



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