The World Economic Forum has teamed up with the International Finance Corporation to bring us the top 100 Arab World startups that are shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, which used electronics and IT, and “is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres”.

Here are the 9 startups chosen from Lebanon, noting that the majority are Endeavor Lebanon entrepreneurs: is an Internet of Things application factory and marketplace that accelerates enterprise Digital Transformation using connected devices and data.

E24: Lebanese-based Energy 24 provides 24/7 electricity without generators by effectively stocking and managing electrical power.

NAR: NAR develops software solutions to leverage the drone technology for commercial and industrial applications. Their current mission is developing Raven AI: a Software Solution for Drones to automate Pipeline Inspections.

Bookwitty: Bookwitty is a multilingual & multicultural book discovery platform that allows users to empower their curiosity.

Anghami: Play the latest Arabic and international songs for free through Anghami.

Arabnet: ArabNet is the hub for Arab digital professionals and entrepreneurs, creating online and offline platforms for them to connect and learn.

Jaleesa: Jaleesa is a tech driven social impact startup that connects families with a trusted babysitter. Its mission is to create 100,000 jobs and shape a generation through better child care.

Nymgo: Nymgo is the largest OTT international calls provider in the Middle East and North Africa, with millions of Nymgo app downloads and a user base of over 3M individuals in over 190 countries.

Inmobiles: InMobiles enables legacy system replacement, in the areas of IP mobile messaging, call completion, convergence management, virtual numbers and social telephony by blending the power of communication with its technology.

I’m familiar with Arabnet, Anghami, Nymgo, NAR, scriptr and Jaleesa. I had no clue we had a startups that provides 24/7 electricity without generators though. I will look into it and feature it in another post.

Check out the full list [here].