February 22, 2021

10 Questions With Didier Moretti, Serial Entrepreneur and Former VP/GM at Atlassian, Cisco

Didier Moretti is an entrepreneur who thrives on creating and scaling new businesses. Most  recently he was VP/GM at Atlassian, where he led the development of Jira, Confluence, and the creation of Service Desk, a major growth business for the  company. Prior to Atlassian, Moretti was a VP/GM at Cisco, where he led the creation

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February 16, 2021

LebNet’s Women in Tech Series: 1-1 Chat with Hala Ballouz

In the second part of LebNet’s Women in Tech video series, sponsored by Joun Technologies, we hosted a one-on-one interview with Hala Ballouz, President of Electric Power Engineers Inc. and Founder of GridNEXT.
Ballouz is a leader in the energy industry and is currently building an innovative energy management software platform to enable the integration

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January 28, 2021

Webinars and Talks you Missed in 2020

These last two years have been exceptional by all means. 
In the face of a global relentless pandemic, remote work has changed the way people conduct business all over the world. Zoom dress code has become a thing and the only way to share knowledge and acquire it is through online video conferencing tools. 
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January 19, 2021

10 Questions With Ra’ed Elmurib, High Tech Executive, CEO & Angel Investor

At the young age of 17, Ra’ed Elmurib left Lebanon and moved to the US by himself to pursue a career in Engineering. For six months, he slept on a couch at a friend’s place until he secured a couple of jobs to sustain himself and his education. 
With extensive experience in building startups, corporate

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December 24, 2020

Two Lebanese brothers with a dream establish one of the fastest growing wineries in the US

The Lebanese civil war did indeed cost the country great minds, but as the saying goes, Lebanese always stand on their feet. This was the case with Daniel Daou, who left the country with his family during the war and founded years later one of the fastest growing wineries in the US, Daou Vineyards. 

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December 22, 2020

Aleb Lebanon, a new program to facilitate worldwide donations to families in need in Lebanon

Aleb Lebanon is a pilot program incubated by LebNet and launched in partnership with Al Majmoua to support the Lebanese population living below the poverty line through sustained remittances on a family-to-family basis. 
Aleb, which launched on December 22,2020, works by connecting donors worldwide to needy families in Lebanon and facilitating the transfer of their

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October 9, 2020

Shaping the future with global expertise: two US-based companies work with Lebanese college students

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
The learning curve has a beginning but not an end. Investing in young talent has a great impact on a nation because the future depends on the youth, especially in a country like Lebanon. To help Lebanese students gain global knowledge and prepare them for the labor

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September 10, 2020

LebNet’s Women in Tech video series: 1-1 chat with Marianne Zakhour

Marianne Zakhour did not grow up in Lebanon, but she always dreamed of living there one day. She got accepted in Civil Engineering at the American University of Beirut and was getting ready to move in with her uncle and his family in Beirut before he passed away that summer. 
“That was a pivotal moment

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August 20, 2020

The Beirut Emergency Fund allocates the first $2 million to hospitals, shelters, medical support and reconstruction

Lebanese diaspora organizations allocate $2 million Dollars in the first round, to hospitals, medical support, shelters and reconstruction in the wake of the devastating and deadline Beirut explosion. 
The Beirut Emergency Fund 2020 coalition formed by US-based non profit SEAL, non-profit organization LIFE, LebNet, Jamhour Alumni (US/Europe) and the non-governmental, US-based Kuwait-America Foundation announced on

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August 12, 2020

Beirut Emergency Fund 2020, a crisis relief response to Beirut’s tragic explosion

On August 4th 2020, the Capital and heart of Lebanon, Beirut, was devastated by a huge explosion. The city was left in ruins within seconds. 
The damage is unimaginable , and it only added salt to the many existing wounds: economic collapse, social upheaval, and a Pandemic. One is too many for any nation. 

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