Ideathon Competition

Make It Happen!

The Ideathon competition aims to showcase the best regional entrepreneurs with creative ideas, to an enthusiastic crowd of investors, incubators, digital professionals and the media, as well as connect them with the latest developments in the world of digital. Submit your idea to the Ideathon competition for a chance to pitch onstage at ArabNet Beirut 2016!

Eligibility Criteria
- The Idea has to be related to web and mobile
- The Idea should not be a functional startup

Applications Closed.
Stay tuned for the results on February 8


Abdallah Yafi
Managing Partner, B&Y Venture Partners
​Assaad Kairuz
​Chief Communication Officer, Alfa
David Munir Nabti
CEO (Chief Entrepreneur and Organizer) | General Director, AltCity | Boot Camp SAL
Fadi Bizri
Partner, B&Y Venture Partners

Hasan Omar
Co-founder and CEO , Glow Innovations
Mario Ramadan
International Accelerator Coordinator, UKLTH Accelerator
Rachid Rasamny
General Manager, Century Motor Company
Ramy Boujawdeh
Deputy General Manager, Berytech

Rasha Tantawy
Business Support and Entrepreneurship Department Head, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC)
Sami Abou Saab
CEO, Speed@BDD

A panel of judges will review submissions and shortlist the finalists for the competition. Judging will be based on the following criteria: value proposition, target market, competitive advantage, business model and innovation.
Based on the results, 10 finalists and 5 runners-up will be chosen.
Finalists will be announced: February 8

- Receive 1 free pass to the full event
- Present their idea in 2 minutes at the ArabNet Beirut Conference
(Finalists will be given several rounds of guided training and presentation feedback prior to the conference)

In the instance where a finalist cannot make it to the event, is disqualified, or withdraws, runners-up will be contacted to replace the missing finalist (in chosen order).

Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on March 19th and will receive cash prizes, helping them make their ideas come true.

Registering to Attend the Conference
Once you submit to the Ideathon competition, your application is processed by our team, ensuring it is complete and meets the eligibility criteria.
Upon approval, you will receive an email titled "Your Ideathon Submission Has Been Approved!"
This email contains a promo-code that looks like this: "X3QHHKZLmJ0", valid for one use only.
Go to the registration page and enter the promo-code, in order to receive the discounted Entrepreneur rate for the conference. Startup Demo and Ideathon applicants ONLY are eligible for the Entrepreneur rate.

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: January 11
Deadline for Regular Registration : February 15
Late Bird Registration Deadline: February 29
On-site registration is available at the door during the conference.

StartUp Demo and Ideathon finalists will be pitching on stage on March 2nd, during ArabNet Beirut 2016. They are required to be present at the conference venue (Hilton Habtoor Grand Hotel, Sin el Fil) one day in advance on March 1st, for the last round of pitch training.

Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on March 3rd.
For visa-request invitation letters, kindly send an email to:

ArabNet Beirut 2015 Winners:
1st Place: MySportner, app helping you find a sports partner and organize activities
2nd Place: Spoke, a fun way to voice an experience
3rd Place: TopShou, app to help you style up your outfit

Do you wish to contact us regarding the Ideathon Competition? Send an email to

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