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TechCrunch has been in Beirut this week to discover the next big thing in the MENA region. Representatives of the technology media company gave presentations Thursday evening at the Beirut Digital District to an audience of Lebanese entrepreneurs, providing them with information on how to apply, pitch to judges and explain their products for the region's first Startup Battlefield competition, which TechCrunch is holding in partnership with Facebook.Applications are being accepted from early-stage startups from over 20 countries throughout the MENA region, 15 of which will be selected for the chance to be the region's Startup Battlefield winner, earning the entrepreneurs $25,000 in non-equity cash, mentoring and important international exposure.Priscilla Elora Sharuk, was the first entrepreneur from the MENA region to compete in TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield competition in 2016 .
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