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Startups You Need To Keep An Eye On

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“A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed,” says Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.


“A company five years old can still be a startup,” writes Y Combinator accelerator head Paul Graham via email. “Ten [years old] would start to be a stretch.”

One thing we can all agree on: the key attribute of a startup is its ability to grow. Here are some that really caught our attention.

Lammt.com

optimized-startups-lammtAn online platform to collect all the activities, events and courses held in your city.

Lammt.com

Sawerly

optimized-startups-sawarlyWebsite to book photographers and also a database of photos from around Saudi.

Imaging and delivery: The photographer delivers images that you have requested. You can also book photo sessions. How cool is that!

Sawerly.com

B8ak

optimized-startups-b8akB8ak is an smartphone app-based home maintenance delivery company recently established in Saudi Arabia. Their aim is to provide high quality and convenient home maintenance service, first in Al-Khobar city; then, expand to Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah cities and nearby countries.

B8ak.com

Hunger Station

optimized-startups-hunger-stationNo need for looking for restaurants numbers anymore! with HungerStation.com you can select your orders from your favorite restaurant and pay cash on delivery!

HungerStation.com is one of the first food online ordering portals in the region and considered the largest restaurants network in Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

Hungerstation.com

Noon for Aptitude Tests Training

optimized-startups-noonFounded in 2013, it is an online social learning company that combines game-ification with personalized, adaptive learning-based test prep programs. It prepares students for the Qiyas standardized exams for high school students in Saudi Arabia. Students can take practice tests while collaborating online with other users.

in 2015, Non Edu launched Non Game, a live online multiplayer game focusing on test prep. It offers interactive play with other people studying for the same test. It works to integrate elements of artificial intelligence with its services to adapt to students’ unique needs.

Non.sa

Suplift

optimized-startups-supliftSuplift is a startup seed incubated at the Startups Catalyst. Startups Catalyst is easily described as a private startups incubator. They work on startups seeds as projects at the beginning and provide these seeds with design, technology, and business services. When they grow, they become standalone startups.

Suplift is an online marketplace that matches people who want to learn skills with experts who give real life classes in those skills (Jeddah for now).

Suplift.com

Feelit

optimized-startups-feelitIt’s the Saudi-based social app that allows users to communicate their emotions and moods.

Feelit.co

Please do mention any other startups that you might know in the comments!

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