April 1, 2017

Newsletter – March 2017

Letter from the President

Dear LebNeters:

We’re presenting you once again with a content-rich newsletter that is one of many links connecting you to the broader LebNet community.

On the execution front, we are humming!

The executive committee spent a full Saturday in March hosting representatives from the Lebanese Canadian Tech Hub who flew to Silicon Valley from Montreal to explore areas of collaboration between our organizations. We drafted a MOU for exchange of mentorship expertise, joint events, and combining efforts in Lebanon.

We’re going to San Diego on April 7th! A much anticipated first LebNet event in SoCal, so try to join us there. We’re grateful to our members in San Diego for organizing what is promising to be a successful power networking evening at UCSD.

Finally, please block your calendars on Saturday May 13th. We will be spending that day interacting with 7 Lebanese startups attending the LebNet Ignite acceleration program. Come share your advice, learn from these entrepreneurs, and be proud of that young generation of innovators. Read on below for more information.

Stay tuned for more upcoming events in the Bay Area and NYC.


George Akiki, LebNet President and Co-Founder

On Jan. 27th, 2017, LebNet was a proud sponsor of the Techwadi Annual Forum. Our interactive booth displayed cutting edge technology smart glasses from Atheer Lab and the swimming goggles designed by Instabeat both courtesy of their Founders and LebNet members Sleiman Itani and Hind Hobeika.

On Feb. 1st, we kicked off our Tech Event Series by hosting Fadi Ghandour for an insightful conversation moderated by our chairman Abdo Kadifa.
 Check out all of our event recaps on our blog.

  • April 7th: San Diego we are coming for you! Fram Akiki from Qualcom is leading our expansion efforts and we are looking forward to connecting with our community for our first event in SD. Register now.
  • May 3rd: Our upcoming panel event will bring together experts in the Cybersecurity space. Don’t miss out on this exceptional event about this increasingly relevant topic.Register now.
  • Stay up to date on all our upcoming events through our Events Calendar.
You can also post your related events for LebNet members on WebsiteLinkedInTwitter,and Facebookor send to admin@lebnet.us
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LebNet Mentorship Program: Ignite#4
We’re excited to announce our collaboration with our partner, French Tech Hub to offer a new version of our LebNet Ignite program. This full immersion experience is exclusively dedicated to Lebanese startups and will feature a jam packed week of mentoring, workshops and networking opportunities. See how you can participate and check out the selected startups.

Become A Mentor 
If you would like to take this unique opportunity to give back and contribute to the success of a Lebanese start-up in the global market, contact michelle@lebnet.us or apply here.


An integral part of the Mentoring Program at LebNet is fostering long-term relationships between our Mentors and Startups. Our Mentors are more than Coaches-They are partners that remain a source of guidnace and support for our Member Startups to optimize their chances of success. We caught up with Scriptr.io who recently made headlines when they secured $5M in a second and final round of Series A Funding. Founder/CEO, Rabih Nassar told us about his journey. Read the full story.

News from the Ecosystem

Post your related news for LebNet Members on LinkedIn and Facebook, or send to admin@lebnet.us

This month, we’re excited to feature Rony Chammas, Founder/CEO of Peerspace.
Read our interview with Rony here.

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