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Seedstars MENA to bring promising regional startups and leading VCs under one roof in Bahrain

Seedstars World has been travelling all around the world to look for promising seed-stage startups. They visited nine cities in MENA in last eight months or so to select some of the most promising startups of the region that will now take part in their annual summit in April next year in Switzerland. But before that, Seedstars World is organizing regional events and their MENA Summit is a part of that.

On Dec 14, they’re bringing more than 350 startup founders, investors, startup enthusiasts and other ecosystem players from MENA and beyond to Bahrain at the second edition of Seedstars MENA. Some of the investors taking part in the event include 500 Startups, Raed Ventures, Oman Technology Fund, Vision Ventures, Propeller & STC Ventures.

The Seedstars MENA Summit will also host some of the leading speakers of the region including Seedstars CEO Alisée deTonnac, Otlob’s Walid El Saadany, 500 Startups’ Hasan Haider, Babson’s Amal Dokhan, renowned entrepreneur Kamran Elahian and many others.

It will be a great opportunity for the startups that won different local Seedstars competitions in MENA to connect with investors, mentors and speakers. The nine winners that will be making appearance at the summit include the following.

JunkBot from UAE that sells DIY robotic kits to help children make real life working robots from unwanted junk.

WNNA from Bahrain that’s an AI driven contextual search which uses big open data semantic web to provide users with personalized recommendations through its web and mobile apps.

Vision in Motion from Lebanon which is a B2B software solution that helps retailers understand their customers using security cameras and computer vision.

Jordan’s 3oun that connects users with handymen through its mobile applications.

Paym.es from Turkey:  A shopping chatbot that helps users buy or sell different things securely over Facebook Messenger by asking them series of questions.

Tunisia’s Favizone that enables retailers to put an artificial multichannel seller: chatbot on Messenger, products recommendations and email marketing.

Morocco’s Hooplacar that connects brands with drivers to create on-vehicle advertising campaigns that can be monitored in real-time through GPS tracking and different marketing KPIs.

WideBot from Egypt that lets users create their own chatbots through its platform without any coding knowledge.

General Senses from Kuwait that uses latest innovations in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and advanced natural human interfaces to create different experiences for its clients including 360 imagery and virtual tours.

Apart from these nine, some of the participants and runners up will also be there including Saudi’s Sprent and  Mathaqi and Bahrain’s Fish.me.

The event will be held at CH9 in Manama from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM. You can learn more and register for free here.

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