YallaStartup Weekend is one Weekend to remember, it was our first but certainly not our last! The amount of energy passion and talent was unbelievable, more than 200 people showed on up on Friday to pitch ideas and form teams. Teams got formed with people from various skills backgrounds but most importantly various nationalities. The weekend ended on Sunday evening with more than 30 startups created in just 2 days! Yes, it was an intense high energy but fun and productive Weekend!
We will write other posts summarizing the event and list all the amazing startups but first we want to share that WE WON GLOBAL STARTUP BATTLE!
Yes, that’s right, Mimix.me, a MENA startup made of people from Lebanon and Jordan that never met each others before the weekend, won part 1 of Global Startup Battle against 12 winners from other cities like Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Lisbon, New York and Sofia. Mimix is a startup that translates written and spoken words into sign language. Imagine the potential of such a technology on TV, airports, and even online videos like YouTube.
Congrats once again to Mimix but also to everyone who made it to YallaStartup Weekend, the startups created in that weekend were really amazing and we can’t wait to help and see them go to the next level! Watch that space! In the meantime take a look at some pics from the Weekend!