Yalla Startup! launches weekend project start-ups development

21Sep10

Co-Founder Elie El Khoury of Woopra Real-Time Analytics, Habib Haddad of Yamli the Arabic Search Engine, and Sami Shalabi a Google Engineer, have teamed up to launch Start-up projects over a weekend.

Many great companies started as a weekend project and have invited local talent to next event!

It’s all about being passionate in building innovative products and online services and are up for a fun intense weekend

StartupWeekend is a famous event that has taken place in 54 cities in the US and around the world and we are bringing it to Beyrouth on November 12,13 and 14 at Berytech. The weekend is hands-on event that encourages out of the box creative thinking and startup creation. The idea is very simple, you join us on the first day of the weekend with a group of highly motivated developers, product, marketing, graphic and business guys and girls together, you team up, decide on an idea, code and deliver a prototype on Sunday. During the weekend, VCs and experts will be spending walking around the venue and giving some short talks in the hope of scouting the next big thing! Winning teams will receive prizes and recognition on YallaStartup and our press partners.

A number of teams from StartupWeekend in the US actually went on to become successful startups and raise funding. The event is open to everyone. For those arriving from Jordan and/or Syria we are organizing sponsored bus rides in an exciting and fun “Geeks on a Bus” theme. We are also exploring with the help of our generous sponsors to help assist with your stay, but do feel free to bring your sleeping bags, Berytech is generously allowing participants to crash at the venue.

So what are you waiting for? Learn more and register at http://www.yallastartup.org/startupweekend/. If you register before 9/30, tickets are $25 off so go get them today!

Between now and the event we have a whole series of exiting activities planned. So stay turned!

Register at: http://www.yallastartup.org/startupweekend/

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