Krypto Labs announces EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018

Dr. Saleh Al-Hashemi, managing director of Krypto Labs.
Updated 09 August 2018

Krypto Labs announces EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018

Krypto Labs, a global business technology incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding startups, has announced its newest contest, the EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018, aiming at pushing the frontiers of innovation in education technology. The contest is set to open its doors for applicants on Aug. 15.
The EdTech Innovations Startup Contest is looking for talented individuals, teams, university students and companies around the world that are able to spark innovation with the impact of their products and services. Krypto Labs is aiming to cast light on the importance of technology in the context of education with a focus on leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to positively impact existing educational ecosystems in categories like Curriculum Applications, Universal Access to Classrooms, Data Applications, Lifelong Learning Applications, Supplemental Applications, and Behavioral Analytics Applications. The winning startup, the Entrepreneurial Hero, will receive up to $150,000 in funding, in addition to $20,000 awarded to each Star of the six categories, amounting to a total of $270,000.
“Our world is changing at a rapid pace, and it is our duty to adapt to all the changes occurring in our current time, education continues to be a valuable and crucial asset to our evolvement as a species,” said Dr. Saleh Al-Hashemi, managing director of Krypto Labs.
He added: “With this in mind, we need to consider furthering education as we know it, and expanding the horizon of what needs to be taught, how it can be taught, and the appropriate training that comes along. I believe that this contest, along with other incredible contests created by Krypto Labs, will set the wheels in motion for the movement that will help keep us abreast with the changes in the world around us.”


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.