MIT Technology Review’s Digital Summit will take place in San Francisco on June 9 and 10.
As a major sponsor of the event, the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition, in partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, will give conference attendees the chance to interact with thirty entrepreneurs from eighteen different companies based in the Arab region.
The Arab companies span several different industries and include ShopGo, an eCommerce platform that offers the opportunity for offline stores to go online in just one click; Instabeat, a swimming-tracking device mounted on goggles to provide real-time feedback of performance; CardioDiagnostics, a wireless cardiac monitoring device; Wuzzuf, an online recruitment platform focused on job matching algorithms, superior UX and customer service + SaaS-like business model; and KarmSolar that implemented a high-capacity solar pumping solution in the Middle East & North Africa.
The companies from the Arab region will take turns presenting in the Pan Arab Startup Showcase at the upcoming Digital Summit. The Startup Showcase provides a platform for conference attendees to interact with the entrepreneurs from the Arab region, provide feedback on their technologies, and build connections for potential future partnerships.
Hala Fadel, chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan-Arab Region, will present from onstage and Amr Saleh, cofounder and CEO of Integreight, will discuss how his company is developing novel hardware that will disrupt the electronic hobbyist and education markets.