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‘Startup Exhibitors Innovation Showcase’competition receives tremendous response[UAE, September 16, 2014] – Following a highly insightful and informative opening, Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the inaugural Dubai edition of the biannual event that focuses on highly successful local and international ‘smart’ startups, proceeded to day two with equally exciting workshops, panel discussions, and competitions. Focusing on the day’s agenda of ‘Smart Ecosystem,’ the show hosted a highly successful competition called the ‘Startup Exhibitors Innovation Showcase’ and displayed best-in-class local and international smart solutions. The two-day event was held at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in Dubai. The Startup Exhibitors Innovation Showcase was hosted by Incept.co and UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. Participants presented a 10-minute pitch about their proposals which were judged by criteria ranging from Uniqueness and Scalability to Time to Market and Applicability to Dubai and/or Smart Living Concepts. The day’s impressive lineup of speakers also debated on the financial challenges faced by startups during a Panel Discussion on ‘Funding & Scaling Startups’ moderated by Suneil Mishra, Partner at Inside Investor. The show concluded with the announcement of winners of the competition, including the ‘Innovation Award: SLC Dubai 2014’ recipient. Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Marketing and Development said: “The second day continues to build on the promising opening day where visitors were impressed by the high quality of the workshops and panel discussions conducted by renowned experts. We are overwhelmed by the response to the competitions in particular and impressed by the depth of creative and innovative ideas presented by the participants. We would like to thank all the exhibitors and speakers for their valuable support and look forward to hosting them once again for Smart Living City’s second edition.” Featuring three main themes – High-Level Discussion Panels, Exhibitions of Local and International Smart Solutions, and Master Classes for Participants – Smart Living City Dubai 2014 hosted 17 exhibitors and 39 speakers from around the world. Some of the leading public and private organizations who participated in the two-day event include the Government of Dubai, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Microsoft, Terreform ONE and HBMSU. Smart Living City Dubai 2014 is organized by TASWEEK Real Estate Marketing and Development and Inside Investor.