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Hind Hobeika
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Hind Hobeika

Industry: IT

Company: Instabeat

Designation: Founder

Country: Lebanon

Hind Hobeika has been hitting the headlines recently through Instabeat, a performance tracker for swimmers that tracks heart rates, calories burned and lap times. The product, which is worn on a pair of swimming goggles, has already been launched, and at the time of writing had far outstripped its $35,000 target on crowd-sourcing website Indiegogo. The sports tech startup is currently developing the product for sale. Hobeika started the firm with $100,000 in seed investment from local incubator Berytech, plus an extra $50,000 she picked up by coming first in the MIT Business Plan Competition in 2012.