Sartups are the most exciting element in every industry and the ones with most innovation, potential and of course risk. I enjoy following news on startups across the world, especially those that have to do with tech, web and mobile. Imagine my surprise and delight to find out that our very own Seeqnce Startup Accelerator, based just around Hamra street, was organizing an international competition for over 430 startups from across the globe including Japan, Europe, the US alongside homegrown Lebanese talents and Arab startups.
Since June, the 433 participants have been through a rigorous and grueling selection process that has narrowed it down to a handful of very promising ideas and business models for the world of web and mobile. 8 of the finalists will get their businesses financed by willing and relevant investors and get incubated at Seeqnce for a period of 6 months.
Now, needless to say, if you’re an investor, entrepreneur, businessman, or student interested in the world of web and mobile, the date’s already been marked on your calendars and I will see you all Saturday night. If you’re only hearing about this massive global event now, you’d better register here (for free).
This Saturday at 6:30PM on Seeqnce’s rooftop near the Central Bank of Lebanon, we’re gonna be listening to the finalists’ pitches after which the 8 winners will be announced. Of course, even though the pitches are what we’ve all been waiting for for the past 3 months, the real treat of this Saturday’s event is the massive networking opportunities you’re gonna get. Over 500 people from the industry of web and mobile will be there, from across the region and the world. If you’re a media person, businessman or entrepreneur, you don’t wanna miss The Rise of the Startups this Saturday night.
Plus, it’s on a rooftop, a type of venue we Lebanese love and are proud of with drinks and music and entertainment and of course, it’s free. For more technical and in-depth information about the past 3 months, check out these blogposts on the Seeqnce blog here, here and here.
I honestly think it’s magnificent that Seeqnce have pulled off such an amazing project against all odds. The massive interest, participation, dedication and ideas truly blew me away, and it is with great pleasure I announce that this blog is an official media partner for the event. Meaning, in addition to fully endorsing it, I’ll be live-tweeting it and reviewing it live and post-event extensively along with in-depth looks into each of the 8 winners’ business plans and models.