Get in the Ring Beirut

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MICE Lebanon

LOCATION

Beirut , Lebanon

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DATE

Apr 28, 2018

2018-04-28 00:00:00 2018-04-28 00:00:00 Asia/Beirut Get in the Ring Beirut Lebanon Erwin Retel erwin.retel@gitr.co


CONNECTING STARTUPS, INNOVATORS & INVESTORS

Get in the Ring Beirut is a selection event for the Global Startup Competition of the Get in the Ring Foundation.
This pitch competition challenges you to show what you’ve got in an actual ring. Through 1-on-1 battles, you will compete for awards, a place in the Global Meetup, and the attention of potential investors and fans.

Why participate?
For every participant, we have great opportunities:


Millions of fans
Connect with potential fans such as investors, corporates, talent and experts involved
Global exposure
Get global exposure and contacts through a network in 100+ countries
Pitch Perfect
Participate in a fun and educating process to perfect your pitch with the support of Speed@BDD
Global Meetup
Win awards and a ticket to the final at the Global Meetup in May 2018

Startup Requirements
Can you imagine yourself, standing in the ring, battling head-to-head, and making fans? Do you meet the requirements below? Then you're good to go!

  •  Innovative and scalable business idea/model
  •  Launched less than 8 years ago
  •  Pitch fluently in English

  • “This was a really amazing event, high energy, high impact and the stakes as an entrepreneur pitching have never been higher” - Justin Coetzee, Founder GoMetro 

    Why attend?
    Attendees will get the chance to participate in meet ups and get to know what local tech founders are working on and learn how they are creating a new future for everyone! They will also be able to assist the Champion jury in choosing the final winner who will be traveling to the finals at the Global Meetup to represent Lebanon.

    ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?


    16:00 - 16:30
    REGISTRATION

    Registration starts at 16:00.

    16:30 - 18:30
    MATCHUPS

    Participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed dating sessions with innovators and investors. Whether you are a tech enthusiast or an investor, check out the participating companies and request the matchups!



    18:45 - 19:30
    DEAL-MAKING MEETUP

    Take the opportunity to meet everyone at Get in the Ring before the award shows starts. Get your network ready for the next step!


    19:30 - 21:00
    AWARD SHOW

    The highlight of every Get in the Ring event. During the award show, the best startups will battle on the main stage and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the global final.

    NEED GLOBAL EXPOSURE?

    Compete against thousands of startups globally, win awards, get exposure and connect with fans to scale up your business.

    Get in the Ring is cross-industry. We live by the rule that the future is uncertain and innovation comes from areas you can't foresee. Whether you are in robotics, software, agriculture or medtech, for us, it's all good. We do, however, have a preference for startups that are aiming to make a positive impact in this world.


    "I just did one month of working... ... in only one afternoon!" - Marios Chryssolouris, Co-Founder & CEO Fresh Strips 


    Program

    Participating in Get in the Ring is not only about winning the competition. We have a great program in store for you:


    24 March (D-5) at Speed@BDD




    Get ready

    Pitch Training

    Practice your pitch together with peers and get feedback from the Speed@BDD team during the training session. 

    Compete

    SELECTION

    During the selection round, you will pitch for a spot on the main stage of the selection event. You will have to pitch in front of an experienced jury and convince them why you should proceed to the next round.

    28 March at SmartEx


    Connect

    MATCHUPS

    Participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed dating sessions with investors and business leaders and discover business opportunities together.

    Compete

    BATTLES

    The highlight of every Get in the Ring event. During the award show, the best startups will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got, and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the global final.

    Previous Global Winners


    RISPARMIO SUPER

    Global Winner Get in the Ring ’12


    EYEVERIFY

    Global Winner Get in the Ring ’13


    EFISHERY

    Global Winner Get in the Ring ’14


    LIK

    Global Lightweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16


    BIODENCELL

    Global Middleweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16


    DOT

    Global Heavyweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16


    EDUPASS

    Global Lightweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17


    HARGOL FOODTECH

    Global Middleweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17


    LIFESENSE GROUP

    Global Heavyweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17

    ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?


    WHO IS BEHIND GET IN THE RING BEIRUT?

    ORGANIZERS

    About M.I.C.E Lebanon

    M.I.C.E. Lebanon enhances the local exhibition industry through constant innovation and international know-how and provides world-class exhibitions, that meet international standards, influence industry players, create market opportunities, and enhance business relations. Our main aim is to reposition Lebanon as a leading exhibition destination in the Levant, Middle East and North Africa region.

    About SmartEx

    In 2017, M.I.C.E. Lebanon hosted SmartEx, a dedicated exhibition under the patronage of the Ministry of Telecommunications alongside with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon. The Innovation platform gathered over 5,559 industry professionals under one roof, and featured hundreds of leading brands among various technological fields and industries including Security, MIS, Automation, Retail,and Telecom profiles.

    entrepreneurship PARTNER

    About Speed@BDD

    Speed@BDD is a Beirut-based tech startup accelerator that strives to create an elite community for top-notch startups in Lebanon. It accepts startups at the idea and early stages, and is tasked with producing the region’s next high-growth businesses, particularly in the software, digital, and Web/mobile industries. Speed@BDD is a collaborative effort between Lebanon’s leading investment funds and entrepreneurship support organizations: Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Berytech Fund II, IM Capital, Lebanon For Entrepreneurs (LFE), and Bader.

    Motivation

    Learning Goals