Beirut To Play Host To TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield MENA 2018
TechCrunch, the global online publisher of technology news, is hosting its first ever startup competition for entrepreneurs across the MENA region. Partnering with Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing its flagship Startup Battlefield challenge to Beirut on October 3, 2018, to be hosted at the Beirut Digital District (BDD) in Beirut, a hub for Lebanon’s startup ecosystem.
The TechCrunch Startup Battlefield brings early-stage startups together to compete for the Disrupt Cup, cash prizes, along with the recognition and exposure from media and investors worldwide. Interestingly, the past winners of Startup Battlefield include names like Vurb, Dropbox, Mint, Yammer and many other tech enterprises. Further, participation is entirely free and open to startups meeting certain basic criteria such as being early-stage companies, headquartered in the eligible nations (within MENA), and possess a fully working product. Each of the competing teams will get the chance to pitch their startups in front of the TechCrunch community, alongside a live audience of technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors in Beirut.
For those interested in the region’s entrepreneur and investor community, TechCrunch is also hosting its first meetup at Beirut Digital District on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. to introduce the TechCrunch team, and learn more about the Startup Battlefield challenge.