Nurturing the Internet Ecosystem in the MENA Region


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Highly anticipated and finally here is the first international conference for the Arab internet industry: IBAG, International Business Alliance Group, presents Arabnet 2010: Trends and Opportunities in Arab Web Business. The conference will be held in Beirut on March 25-26, 2010 with the support of Endeavor Jordan, the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship, the Syrian Young Entrepreneurs Association and YallaStartup!.

ArabNet is bringing together the internet community to network and help launch the hottest startups from across the region — that means you! Top investors, internet executives and leaders from Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, AdMob and Intel will adress subjects that are critical to the Arab Web Industry including: e-commerce, gaming, mobile, content, online advertising, social networking, new media, and start-up fundraising.

Key to the conference are pitch sessions: Ideathon & Startup Demo.  This is the place to match talent with opportunity.

The Ideathon is looking for 10 select entrepreneurs to introduce their fresh startup ideas to eager investors in a rapid-fire pitch session.  Similarly, the Demo will select startups with innovative products to pitch and exhibit their companies for the duration of the conference.

We are currently accepting applications from entrepreneurs and startups from all over the region with strong ideas and products. An alternative tech conference demands an alternative type of media.

7iber (ink) is a startup web project at the forefront of citizen media in the region, offering an essential platform for free expression, where content is made by the people, for the people. 7iber is happy to support this initiative and team up with ArabNet as a media partner alongside other distinguished regional partners.

Visit ArabNet.me to learn more and apply.