2017 Darwazah Student Innovation Contest

Event overview

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  • Organizers:

    Darwazah Center for Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship and AUB

  • Start date

    May 22, 2017

  • End date

    May 22, 2017

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The 2017 Darwazah Student Innovation Contest innovation gathering and awards ceremony ceremony will be taking place on May 22 at the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut.

The networking event aims to highlight the university’s latest startups, who will be pitching for a total sum of $20,000 in awards:

  • Thabet

  • MekaPrep

  • CalMetrum

  • Leak Sentry

  • MonopolyKings

  • Night Owl

  • Bioreaction

  • Gluco-Z

Attending the event will be Maya Farah, product director at Zynga, and Jalil Allabadi, managing partner at Altibbi. Both will be sharing their experiences with working in tech and giving advice to the attending early startups.

Moreover, AUB almuni who have made recent strides towards startup success will also be discussing their journey in scaling up from local to regional (and potential global growth):

  • Ray Dargham, Co-Founder & CEO, STEP Group

  • Tarek Jaroud, Co-founder, Moodfit (Darwazah Contest 2015 Winner)

  • Louay Kadri, Co-founder, Presella

  • Karl Naim, Co-founder & CEO, ChefXChange

The event will also feature an exhibition of innovations made by the semi-finalists and finalists alike.

For more detailed information on the agenda of the event, make sure to visit their Facebook event page.

If you’re planning on attending, you can RSVP here.

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