Sunday International Column: Startups around the world #2

Startups around the world is Sunday column series created with the ambition to unite the entrepreneurial community around the world by introducing to the audience different startups on weekly basis. The purpose of this column is to improve our knowledge of what is being created by entrepreneurs around the world, to expand our network, to get informed and hopefully inspired.


Lebanon pops up in our international startup scene with the company that gives the swimmers what runners have for a long time – a gadget that measures the number of calories, number of laps made in the water, the heart rate and everything else that a swimmer needs to know. With the USB port all this valuable information can be transferred to a computer and used as a useful personal data. Hind Hobeika, a former professional swimmer herself, has founded the company in 2011 as a result of her two passions – swimming and design engineering.



Jamalon is an e-commerce bookstore that offers services to over 22 countries in the Middle East and over 9 million titles in Arabic and English. Created in 2010 and often called the Middle-Eastern Amazon, Jamalon successfully satisfies the need of the target market and creates major opportunities for publishers from the region.



Wally is Dubai-based personal finance application, launched back in March 2013 with 100 000+ active users. The application helps its users to control better their finances and to keep track on their spending in their own currency. Wally helps you to balance your income and expenses and to achieve your financial goals. The application is #1 financial application in 22 countries and has the potential to achieve even more.

Expect more startup presentations next Sunday. If you wish to see specific company that you are fascinated by on our list or simply you want to introduce your own startup to the world, do not hesitate to post your suggestion in the comment section.

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