June 21, 2019

From fake ads monitoring to building a pet society: insights from the LebNet Toronto event

From disrupting ads through machine learning to building a pet society in Canada and the US, LebNet Toronto’s event on June 19 had something for everyone.
Gathered at VentureX Canada, 30 people showed up to listen to Hisham Ghostine, CEO and President – Media Brands at Dentsu Aegis Network Canada and Pele Dagher, founder

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June 19, 2019

LebNet Boston panel discusses Artificial Pancreas, tricking cancer and healthtech breakthroughs

The search to understand the complexities of the human body is endless. Scientists study, invent, test and fail for years before a small percentage of them are able to come up with an effective drug, cure or treatment for diseases.
The convergence of technologies in healthcare paved the way for new methods and tools

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June 14, 2019

Two online lending leaders discuss how they’re using data to bypass banks and unlock capital

On June 5, LebNet and LIFE organized a fintech panel in New York on alternative online lending models. This event was hosted by Eli Curi, Tech startup, venture, and M&A lawyer at Fenwick & West and took place in their NYC offices which resemble more an innovation space than a law firm.
The panelists were

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June 7, 2019

10 Questions With Magid Abraham, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Tech Pioneer and Serial Entrepreneur

Dr. Magid Abraham is the CEO and co-founder of NeuraWell, a mental health therapeutics company. He also co-founded ‘ComScore’, where he focused on innovation and industry leadership, and was CEO of ComScore for 14 years and took it public in 2007. He was the founder and CEO of Paragren Technologies, producing CRM systems and president

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May 29, 2019

10 Questions With Nora Denzel, Director of AMD, Ericsson and Talend Software

Nora Denzel is a Silicon Valley software industry veteran with over 30 years experience in technology. She currently serves on the board of directors of AMD, Ericsson and Talend software. She retired from Intuit in 2012 as the SVP of Big Data and started her career in 1984 as a software engineer for IBM. She

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May 24, 2019

Climbing up the corporate ladder: tips and lessons from senior executives

For any career move, personal development or progress to happen, it has to take place outside of your comfort zone.
Be it climbing the corporate ladder, launching a venture or making drastic decisions, the key is to always push beyond the limits.
On May 16th, 2019, LebNet San Diego invited three senior executives

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May 15, 2019

LebNet announces a partnership with Endeavor Lebanon to mentor high-impact Lebanese entrepreneurs

LebNet CEO and co-founder George Akiki and Endeavor Lebanon Managing Director signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mentor Lebanese entrepreneurs.
LebNet and Endeavor Lebanon signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on May 13 to mentor Endeavor Entrepreneurs through LebNet’s network of diaspora professionals.
This partnership will allow Endeavor Lebanon’s entrepreneurs to benefit from the

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May 10, 2019

LebNet and AUB’s Faculty of Engineering and Architecture launch an initiative to create a bridge between students and the Lebanese diaspora

May 8th, 2019 – Beirut, Lebanon: LebNet and the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding at AUB’s faculty to announce the launch of a joint initiative called SiliconValley@MSFEA.
The initiative was signed by George Akiki, LebNet’s co-founder and CEO, and Dr.

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May 10, 2019

10 Questions with Senior IBM Engineer Jeanine Akiki

Jeanine Akiki is a proud native of Beirut, Lebanon who came to the U.S. in 1983.  She graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from Western New England University in 1986 and earned an M.S. in electrical engineering in 1987 from The University of Vermont.  
Her career has spanned over 30 years with IBM

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April 10, 2019

10 Questions with Habib Kairouz, LebNet board member and Managing Partner at Rho Capital Ventures

[Editor’s Note: This is the first article of a new series called ‘10 Questions With’, where we ask C-level executives, serial entrepreneurs and senior professionals 10 personal and professional questions and give them a platform to share their wisdom in their own words. The series targets LebNet members.]
Habib Kairouz received a B.S in Engineering

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