ArabNet, the largest gathering for the Arab web and mobile industry, today announced the finalists and runners-up for the forums’ annual competitions; the Ideathon and the Startup Demo.

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.