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360 VUZ, the startup that touts itself as a leading virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree live video platform in the Middle East, has been shortlisted for the Startup Pitch Competition. It’s a big deal considering 360 VUZ is the sole MENA startup from its vertical to have made it to the prestigious competition that will be held on the sidelines of the Arab Conference 7.0 at Harvard Business School in Boston, U.S.

In the main round of the competition, 360 VUZ will be up against a number of competitors across industries handpicked from all around the world. The competition will be judged by a high-profile panel comprising tech experts, venture capitalists, angel investors, and business leaders.

Buoyed by this great news, Khaled Zaatarah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 360 said: “360 VUZ has scored another milestone in its bid in its leadership in virtual reality and 360-degree videos after it was selected among top leading startups from around the world by The Arab Conference at Harvard.”

He added: Our goal is to increase the regional growth and user acquisition of our mobile application which is currently the number one 360 videos and Virtual Reality mobile application in the region.”

The Startup Pitch Competition is often viewed as the crown jewel in the pan-Arab conference. It pre-selects 10 startups and offers them a global stage to present a short pitch. The participants are also provided with detailed feedback, mentorship, and an opportunity to network with investors, government officials, fellow entrepreneurs, and prominent business leaders.