SnackableNews Wins at the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit


Jordan-based startup SnackableNews was crowned a winner at the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit 2015; launched under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

5 promising web-based startups from different Arab countries competed in the Buthoor startup competition – part of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in Dubai. Startup founders had 5 minutes to pitch their business model in front of a panel of 3 expert judges: Ahmed bin Byat, Fadi Ghandour and Mustafa Abdel Wadood.

Ziad Barouni, CEO and Founder of, received a 100,000 AED grand prize following his impressive 5-minute pitch and live Q&A in front of over 250 audience members. Ahmad Bin Byat, one of the most prominent Emirati business figures and a member of the panel of expert judges, explained that was chosen a winner because it has a clarity of vision, a strong foundation and all the right gear to adjust well to different changes, which make it a sustainable startup to watch.

Snackable News is a news and technology platform for content-driven advertising, born in January 2015. The website publishes daily digestible business stories from all around the world using an original approach to content. It uses its technology to turn attention to business stories that truly matter and makes them as compelling as any other trending topic on the Internet.

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