March 15, 2019

Up Close with LebNet member Rania Afiouni Monla

Rania Afiouni Monla was in the right time at the right place when she started working on her PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in organizations at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.
After 10 years of entrepreneurship experience and another 10 years in academia between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, she moved to Montreal in 2015

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March 6, 2019

Artificial General Intelligence and the tech singularity threat: 11 AI insights from experts

What used to be labeled as science-fiction few decades ago may now be a forthcoming reality, except for the whole ‘Terminator’ craze.
Artificial Intelligence research goes back to the late fifties, where the link between human intelligence and machines was widely observed. Fast forward to today, human intelligence is facing a real threat.
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February 27, 2019

AUB’s president and Dean discuss new vision and enhancing entrepreneurship in Lebanon

On February 24th, 2019, LebNet hosted Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Dr. Alan Shihadeh, AUB Dean of the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture over a dinner event in Palo Alto, California.
A Trustee since 2014 and AUB former student, Dr. Khuri is AUB’s 16th President.

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February 25, 2019

How Asurion grew from a small roadside assistance company to a multibillion-dollar mobility end-point servicing business

Headquartered in Nashville, Asurion is one of the largest and fastest growing subscriber-based businesses in the world.  In a little over 20 years, Asurion has expanded to provide its award-winning services to over 150 million wireless customers, with over 17 thousand employees in 21 countries around the world.
Co-founded in 1995 by current Chairman, Kevin

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February 13, 2019

Lebanese diaspora tech groups LebNet and LCTechHub merge to better serve their constituents

A merger was finalized on February 13 between LebNet, a US based non-profit organization and the Lebanese Canadian Tech Hub (LCTechHub), a Canada based non-profit organization. Both North American groups are dedicated to enable tech entrepreneurs and professionals of Lebanese descent to succeed on a global stage. This merger follows hard on the heels of

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February 8, 2019

Putting Lebanon on the high-tech map one step at a time

“I left Lebanon in 1981 to study in the US but emotionally I never left it.”
One dream always pushed Fadi Daou to come back to Lebanon: create job opportunities in high-tech, develop a high-tech center in the country and export tech products rather than talent.
And so he did.
Daou is now

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February 7, 2019

LebNet San Diego event highlights the role of women in engineering and career development practices

On January 31st, The LebNet San Diego community hosted a talk and a panel on career development in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).
The event was held at Apollonia Greek Bistro in San Diego and attended by 26 people. Jeanine Akiki, ASIC Design Services Director at IBM/ Globalfoundries, kicked off the evening

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January 25, 2019

LebNet’s second Biotech event sheds light on drug discovery, research and targeted cancer treatments

Healthy mind in healthy body.
We’re increasingly becoming curious about how our bodies function, how we can heal them and how they react to diseases. While we’re still far from figuring out how to cure certain serious illnesses and preventing them in the future, science and biotechnology are making a significant progress in that

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January 8, 2019

From failures and regrets to successfully growing and exiting tech companies: Q&A with Elie Antoun

With over 24 years of experience in corporate development and management under his belt, Elie Antoun has been involved in several business aspects: from growing companies, identifying new investment leads, to managing mergers and acquisitions for a number of companies in the US and Japan.
Out of the five companies he led, four got acquired:

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December 19, 2018

How Postmates aims to impact local economy and fight against food poverty

A photo of a Postmates van delivering food to people in the US.

Image via Postmates. 
It’s an exciting time to be alive.
Technology and competition are providing endless convenience options to the point that it’s hard to complain about not getting what you need delivered to your doorstep, whenever and wherever you need it.
From Starbucks Corp. building on its partnership with UberEats to deliver coffee

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