Apr 28, 20182018-04-28 00:00:00 2018-04-28 00:00:00 Asia/Beirut GET IN THE RING BEIRUT Lebanon Erwin Retel firstname.lastname@example.org
For every participant, we have great opportunities:
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.
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!
Compete against thousands of startups globally, win awards, get exposure and connect with fans to scale up your business.
Practice your pitch together with peers and get feedback from the Speed@BDD team during the training session.
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.
Participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed dating sessions with investors and business leaders and discover business opportunities together.
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.
GM of IM Capital
Co-founder of MyKi and Startup Pitching coach
GM & Founder at Crypta sal and Angel Investor
Partner at BY VP
Managing Director at Lebanon for Entrepreneurs (LFE)
Corporate Services Team Leader at touch Lebanon
MD of Flat6Labs Beirut
Founder and CEO of IdeatoLife
MCIM and Senior Marketing Consultant
Deputy GM of Berytech
Business Strategy Consultant at Hivos
Investment Associate at Berytech Fund II
CTO of UK Lebanon Tech Hub
Global Winner Get in the Ring ’12
Global Winner Get in the Ring ’13
Global Winner Get in the Ring ’14
Global Lightweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16
Global Middleweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16
Global Heavyweight Winner Get in the Ring ’15/’16
Global Lightweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17
Global Middleweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17
Global Heavyweight Winner Get in the Ring ’16/’17
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.
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.
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.
touch is the leading mobile operator in Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, the pioneering mobile and data services operator in the Middle East and Africa. touch has racked up numerous successes following the commencement of management by Zain in 2004, and has been providing cutting-edge services and technology to its consumers since. The operator is guided by a consumer-centric strategy, which has allowed it to gain a 54% market share serving more than 2.3 million customers. touch values the local community; its mission and vision reflect a dedication to humanitarian, social, and cultural causes, which are integral to advancing its social responsibility program.
Moving forward, touch’s strategy is to become the Digital Network Ambassador (DNA) and hopes for 2018 to not only meet market demands, but also elevate Lebanon as a regional innovator, taking the country to the forefront of telecommunications’ technology. Touch’s digital transformation strategy is rooted in innovation, contributing to a networked society and fostering a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lebanon. Supporting and introducing futuristic concepts touch is innovating in house while also locking down powerful partnerships that allow the unfolding of the digital era.
touch aspires to offer Lebanese entrepreneurs the tools and support that they need to realize their ambitions and kick-start their very own startups. Touch is continuously pushing for Lebanese talents by partnering with key startup competitions and business accelerators in the country and the region and has opened up its network and business to entrepreneurs. touch recently launched the touch Innovation Program (TIP). Through this program, the company will be hosting six startups and entrepreneurs every six months, providing them with mentoring and access to its network, services and people so that they can test and grow their ideas. To complement all the company’s efforts in supporting the startup ecosystem in the country, touch participated in MIC Ventures, a venture capital fund that will be investing in promising entrepreneurs in Lebanon.
For all those reasons and more, touch found in Beirut Get In The Ring competition, which is a selection event for the Global
Startup Competition, co-located with SmartEx Exhibition, another opportunity to actively show its support to young Lebanese
innovators and entrepreneurs participating in this competition.