Nine Saudi teams in Oman Arab Startup Competition

The Arab Startup Competition is yet another annual competition that celebrates Arab innovators. (Courtesy photo)
Updated 18 April 2018
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Nine Saudi teams in Oman Arab Startup Competition

  • Cash prizes exceeding $160,000 will be distributed among the nine lucky winners
  • All 84 semifinalists will benefit from advanced training sessions

JEDDAH: The nine winners of the MITEF Saudi Startup Competition are participating in the 11th Arab Startup Competition, which will be held on April 19 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center. The competition is in partnership with the founding partner Community Jameel, and in collaboration with strategic partners Riyada, Omantel, and Zain Group as a digital partner.
The participating Saudi teams are Quantum Solutions, Avokado and Ironix, winners of the startup track; Labayh, Aquaponica, and Blooming Bs from the social enterprise track; and Duleb, Cucumber, and Qisma from the ideas track.
The Arab Startup Competition is yet another annual competition that celebrates Arab innovators, who see it as a platform to showcase, test and develop their creative ideas and skills. Cash prizes exceeding $160,000 will be distributed among the nine lucky winners, three per track. Beyond the cash prizes, all 84 semifinalists will benefit from advanced training sessions, personal mentorship and guidance, as well as media visibility and excellent networking opportunities. AN, Jeddah
The Arab Startup Competition will culminate in a two-day event on April 18 and 19, 2018 in Oman, with the announcement of this year’s winners set to take place during the final award ceremony.


Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.