Hind is an AUB graduate and the inventor of Instabeat®, a revolutionary swimming device that can seamlessly and instantaneously track an athlete’s workout. Instabeat was named one of the 17 Most Intriguing Gadgets and is due to launch in the fall.
What she’s achieved so far is quite amazing and we can only wish her the best of luck for the launch and after it!
Little surprise that her target goal of raising $35,000 was more than twice surpassed in the first days of her campaign. Contributors came from the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
What might be surprising is where she is from. Silicon Valley? San Diego? New York? How about Beirut, Lebanon.
In the midst of the political instability we most often see in the headlines, Hobeika is leading one of tens of thousands of new, tech-centric startups from across the Middle East. The daughter of academics, herself an engineering grad from the American University of Beirut, she once presumed she would become an executive in a larger global company in the region like Procter & Gamble. But she was also a fiercely and passionately competitive swimmer in college, and she saw a market for an unmet need. [Full Article]