With a population of almost 400 million, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have great potential for innovations in technology and entrepreneurship. Step by step, the region is shifting its focus from traditional industries like oil and gas and allocating its resources into digital solutions across various sectors. Governments are promoting entrepreneurship as a top career choice among youth, as its economic impact could be tremendous. Careem, a Middle East unicorn in the transportation industry and our partner at the Seedstars MENA Summit, is proof. In 6 years, the company has expanded to 100 cities in 14 countries and has created hundreds of career opportunities in MENA and South Asia.
More than 28% of the region’s population are tech-savvy millennials who are capable of creating revolutionary products such as Myki (Seedstars alumnus 2014, Lebanon), Mind Rockets (2016, Jordan), and Segmentify (2016, Turkey).
This year, the Seedstars Tour in MENA will finish in Beirut, Lebanon on November 29th with the regional Summit. The event will bring together active investors, top corporates, digital government actors, tech and business media, and of course, ambitious entrepreneurs from the region to share insights, foster collaboration and investment opportunities, and inspire attendees to believe in the potential of innovation in MENA.
We selected twelve startups out of more than 1K tech ideas. The teams will have a unique chance to join the Seedstars community and meet with like-minded peers from all over the world.
7keema is the first of its kind, on-demand home nursing services in the Middle East.
Elham Education provides an educational environment that empowers teens to learn and improves their skills with the help of technology-based education.
Optimalogistic is a real-time marketplace for logistics services, mainly road haulage and heavy duty machinery rental.
Robu is a financial decision-making platform for CEOs that allows them to better handle their companies' cash flows and performance.
Smart Crowd is a digital real estate investment platform allowing people to build a real estate portfolio by acquiring fractional assets.
WeeGo is a collaborative app that helps its users to easily use public transport.
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YNMO is the first Arabic/English digital solution that aims at improving the quality of care and educational services for individuals with special needs by allowing service providers such as schools, centers & clinics to design and monitor individualized treatment plans.
Stroma Vision offers a device that understands driver/worker behaviour allowing them to make better decisions to improve comfort and safety.
Temr is a cloud-based, EMR & Clinic Management solution for small to medium clinics that enables full digitization and automation.
P5M is a social health initiative aiming at connecting the three pillars of fitness (users, gyms, and trainers) to make a healthy lifestyle accessible.
Urban Point uses telco data to bring consumers to local businesses by providing them with a discount and deal offerings.
Spike monitors the patient's daily behaviour and jumps in automatically and proactively with insulin and food reminders based on the health conditions.
Want to join Seedstars MENA Summit? Get your ticket here and be ready to engage in an intellectual storm around the most innovative solutions to generate a positive impact in the Middle East and North Africa!