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:
How Postmates aims to impact local economy and fight against food poverty
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
How breaking traditions helped this entrepreneur forge his own success
There are countless reasons to launch a startup.
Becoming your own boss, believing your idea will change the world, getting rich or not being able to work in a highly predictable environment, just to name a few.
Romeo Elias launched a startup because he did notRead More
Impact investing counts: 5 trillion dollars are needed each year to reach sustainable development goals
Impact investing is the purposeful act of investing in a business or product that will generate, in addition to financial returns, a social or environmental impact.
A 2017 survey conducted by the Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit organization for scaling and measuring impact investing worldwide,Read More
Can the digital sector save the Lebanese economy?
What role should tech startups play to save their economy? (Image via LebNet)
Lebanon ranked as one of the least competitive economies, both globally and regionally, according to World Bank’s Lebanon Economic Monitor, Fall 2018: De-Risking Lebanon.
The country was ranked 105th of 137 countries, ahead of only Yemen in the Arab region. The
Why the right mentor can make it or break it for startups
Part of its mission to empower the next generation of Lebanese entrepreneurs, LebNet launched its residential mentorship program LebNet Ignite in 2014, to offer startups in Lebanon a two-week bootcamp in San Francisco.
Startups get access to the required expertise and know-how that will help them scale their businesses globally. Participants will meet investors
The lack of tech talent in the US: a fact or a supply gap?
“In the US, if every position is filled, if every person looking for a technology job gets hired, there are so many positions that can’t be filled for at least 20 years,” said Ahmad Al-Amine, cofounder of outsourcing management company TechGenies. “That’s how much shortage of tech talent there is in the US.”
LebNet Growth Plan: more programs, members and mentorship [Infographic]
LebNet is thrilled to announce its hypergrowth plan, LebNet 2.0.
This means more locations to cover, more programs, more members, more connections and more giving back.
To deliver on this plan, we will need your support in our upcoming fundraising campaign which will enable us to hire the proper staff for growth. The below infographic depicts our
Qualcomm president discusses 5G breakthrough and how the world will never be the same
In 2035, when the full economic impact of 5G should have touched the entire globe, a broad range of industries, from retail to education and entertainment, are expected to produce around US $12.3 trillion worth of goods and services enabled by 5G mobile technology, according to 5G economy reports.
Reports also stated that by
Lebanese diabetes startup Spike wins $100,000 from GITEX
After winning $50,000 during the fifth demo day from Lebanese accelerator Speed@BDD in March 2018, diabetes startup Spike strikes again, and this time during GITEX’s Future Stars’ Supernova Challenge, taking home $100,000.
GITEX is an annual consumer, computer and electronics trade exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai. 24 startups from around the