October 25, 2019

6 lessons on what it takes to craft a sustainable career

This isn’t the first time LebNet hosts a panel on building sustainable careers and businesses, but it’s the first time it does it in Phoenix Arizona. 
October 23rd, 2019 marked the first event organized by LebNet’s newly launched community in Arizona. It is led by Dr. Lina Karam, a Full Professor in the School of

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October 15, 2019

What you didn’t know about Lebanon’s startup scene

How are startups doing in Lebanon?
How do they receive support?
What’s the ecosystem like?
How can the diaspora give back?
Where are the success stories? 
It’s hard for those living outside of Lebanon to know what’s happening in the startup tech scene in the country. 
To provide an overview of the Lebanese ecosystem, LebNet,

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October 14, 2019

So, what is executive coaching anyway?

This is the first part of a series on Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for professionals. 
Executive coaching has exploded in popularity in the last decade and today benefits from an army of passionate advocates that not only including the coaches but also the participants that have personally benefited from coaching and their organizational sponsors

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October 11, 2019

Chat with Sarjoun Skaff, Business Insider’s top 10 retail disruptor

Bossa Nova is set to revolutionize the way retailers track their inventories and people shop for every product. 
The company was launched by LebNet member Sarjoun Skaff, who was listed among the 10 people transforming the retail industry by Business Insider. 
Bossa Nova develops robots that navigate stores and provide real-time on-shelf product data for

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September 20, 2019

LebNet Ignite launches its 7th cohort in partnership with Draper University

LebNet’s flagship program Ignite will kick off officially on Oct 14, 2019 and welcomes four new Lebanese startups from Lebanon’s startup accelerator Speed, to be part of its seventh cohort. 
This session will be a 5-week Silicon Valley bootcamp  powered by Draper University in San Mateo, California. These five weeks in the Bay Area will

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September 11, 2019

LebNet’s first Vancouver event lays the groundwork for a growing community

Entrepreneurship and building sustainable businesses was the topic that the LebNet Vancouver community picked to mark its first event on September 5th, 2019. 
Held at the Aplicata Technologies office in Vancouver, this kick-off event surprisingly drew more than 40 attendees, who joined to listen to talks given by serial entrepreneur Mazen Sukkarieh, energy and environment

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August 15, 2019

10 Questions with Rola Dagher, the President of Cisco Canada

Rola Dagher describes herself as a proud Lebanese and grateful Canadian. 

Dagher, who recently joined LebNet’s Senior Advisory board, began her career in technology 30 years ago and her focus on customers, people and leadership continues to define the leader she is today – a servant leader. She was the Director of telecommunications company

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July 29, 2019

Chat with Walid Soussou from Wearable Sensing on demystifying brain monitoring

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It produces emotions, thoughts, memories and reactions, weighs around 1.4 kilograms and contains around 100 billion neurons or nerve cells.
The complexity of these cells is staggering. Each neuron makes contact with tens of thousands of other cells and our brains can form a

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July 22, 2019

Hind Hobeika talks about the long journey of Instabeat’s second version and why it’s better than ever

[Dislaimer: The author of this post is Reine Farhat, LebNet’s Communications Specialist. She has tested both Instabeat products and this is her review]
As someone who personally tested both the old and the new product of Instabeat, I can appreciate the time it took to launch the new version.  
Instabeat is a swimming device that

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July 18, 2019

Car-sharing platform Turo raises $250 million in Series E, passes unicorn valuation

Peer-to-peer car sharing platform Turo has recently raised $250 million in Series E, from media and internet company IAC, which was in charge of creating and growing company like Expedia, Match Group and Ticketmaster. 
This late Series comes after the company raised $92 million dollar in 2017 from Mercedes-Benz manufacturer, Daimler, and one of South

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