The ArabNet Shift Digital Summit brings together Arab web executives, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, NGOs and media, to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the sector. The four-day event, which takes place in Beirut on March 22-25, hosts the two annual competitions for upcoming entrepreneurs.
The finalists for the Startup Demo are as follows:
1- Ala Alsallal – Jordan - Jamalon is an online bookstore operating from Jordan which aims to offer a high quality service at the best possible price for people in the Arab World.
2- Asad Akbar – Jordan – Edufina provides research and planning tools to pre-University and University students.
3- Danny Haber – UK – Nuqudy is an Arabic financial news and trading portal that provides Arab investors with original and high quality regional and international content.
4- Hassan Baydoun – USA - Cashbury is a location-enabled mobile payment platform combined to a reward system from your favorite places.
5- Karanveer Singh – UAE – iShopaholic is a shopping guide app that includes mall directories with access to huge savings based on location.
6- Karim Helal – UAE – Monaqasat is an online eTendering solution/platform that enables users to work with tenders in an easy, secure, cost and time efficient way.
7- Mahmoud Abu-Wardeh – UAE - zeedna is a web-based social publishing platform to build sites in many configurations and with an integrated online social and commercial presence.
8- Rafah Alkhatib – KSA - 3eesho is an Arab health social network built to deliver information, support, and content to increase the awareness of health issues.
9- Rami Farah – Syria – Toosal is a travel comparison website that covers low cost airlines in the MENA region providing users with the best deals available.
10- Samer Abdin – UAE - Istikana is an online portal providing premium on-demand classic Arab TV content.