Winner of the Startup Battlefield MENA 2018, which has been held in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital city by TechCrunch, is BuildInk, the first of its kind in scalable and mobile-friendly robot concrete 3D printer and signature concrete mixture that supports construction companies.
The winner of Startup Battlefield MENA won a prize of 25 thousand dollars, and also the chance to be on stage at the Disrupt San Francisco 2019.
Real estate construction firms are struggling to keep up with the fast-moving pace of technological advancements. BuildInk, which became first, is offering a solution for those firms, via a scalable and mobile-friendly robot concrete 3D printer and signature concrete mixture. The company says 3D printing will not only open the space for unlimited architectural designs, but also reduce the overall construction cost.
Synkers, which came second, is a mobile platform that connects students with highly qualified peer tutors on-the-spot. The company says it utilizes adaptive and personalized learning to enable a seamless cross-border transfer of knowledge, and to make education accessible to all.
Naturansa, produces high-quality protein from edible insects, grown through pre-consumer food waste decomposition. The company says it has built scalable technology that produces insects year-round, which then get converted into a protein powder. It’s currently targeting the pet food market, but ultimately plans to move into human consumption.
Pure Harvest Smart Farms is a sustainable agriculture company focused on the production of greenhouse fruits and vegetables in the extreme climates of the Arab Gulf region, using world-leading greenhouse growing technologies. The company seeks to pioneer year-round production of affordable, premium quality fresh produce.
Seez is a mobile app that reduces the time people spend searching for a car down to a few seconds. By fully automating your search, Seez uses its AI chatbot, Cesar, to scan all sites, identify the seller, and even negotiate the price down for you. This way you will see all cars for sale in your country and the final price of each car.