October 8, 2018

Can fintech transform banks into tech companies?

Banks are being transformed into tech companies and we are witnessing the the beginning of a a bank evolution. AI will play a major role in transforming these banks, said Gerard Rafie, CEO and Founder of FintekMinds, a fintech consulting company for Capital Markets and Treasury.
The FintekMinds founder, who has over 30 years

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October 8, 2018

Will the first regional 3D printer for buildings come out from Lebanon?

It looks like a busy year for Beirut.
In its 12th edition, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region has announced last week plans to host its regional competition in Beirut for the first time. Seedstars, a global startup competition for emerging markets, is also hosting its regional chapter in the capital for the first time

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September 28, 2018

From music to cars, how Andre Haddad took Turo to the next level

Andre Haddad (left) talking to Rony Chammas about early beginnings and product/market fit. (Image via LebNet)
Andre Haddad left Beirut in 1989 because his parent’s house was bombed during the war. Fast forward 29 years, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of  Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing platform featuring 350,000 registered vehicles and 100

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September 21, 2018

Bridging between Lebanon and Silicon Valley is key to startup growth

Featured image via Pexels
Entrepreneurs worldwide are people who accept challenges and turn them into opportunities. Their methods may differ but their problem-solving attitude remains constant.
In Silicon Valley, where losing billions of dollars is celebrated and considered a sign of revolutionary ideas; innovators, entrepreneurs, business people and employees might be shielded from what’s happening

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May 3, 2018

LebNet Spring Meetup in Boston: May 3rd 2018

On May 3rd, 2018, the LebNet team was excited to head back to Boston for another opportunity to bring together Lebanese Tech professionals around Boston.
We heard from two distinguished speakers, Fadel Adib (Asst. Prof. at MIT Media Lab) and Rania Khalaf (Director of AI at IBM Research), as they discussed their experiences and outlooks

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April 27, 2018

LebNet in San Diego: The High Tech & Biotech Startup Scene: Apr 27th, 2018

Hera Hub was the host for LebNet’s third event in San Diego, on Apr 27 th . Around 40 people
attended the action-packed evening that focused on the high tech and biotech entrepreneurship
scene, and the key elements in creating successful startups.
Layal Rouhana opened the evening and introduced George Akiki (President and Co-Founder),
who

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April 16, 2018

Founders In The Spotlight: Full Circle with LebNet

As members of the tech ecosystem and community, we all love the story of early stage entrepreneurs that make it to full fledged success stories. It inspires fellow entrepreneurs, it motivates us, and shows us that success is possible with the right mentors, resources, and determination. It is especially rewarding for us when LebNet is

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April 12, 2018

LebNet Launch in Los Angeles: April 12th 2018

On April 12th 2018, we kicked off our first ever event in LA!
We brought together the brightest in the Lebanese LA Tech space to connect, mingle, and empower the community! Prospective members were invited to become an integral part of the greater LebNet network of more than 700 executives, entrepreneurs, students and young

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April 10, 2018

Decoding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: April 5th, 2018

As the first event in this topic series across LebNet expansion branches, we held an event on April 5th in San Francisco hosted by Rippleto decode, discuss, and further understand what the Blockchain phenomenon is all about with Christopher Kanaan (SVP Engineering at Ripple) and distinguished panelists:

Alex Malamatinas Managing Partner at Nebari Ventures (Remote form NYC)
Arnaud Auger, Senior

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March 10, 2018

LebNet Ignite#6 February 26-March 9th 2018

On February 26-March 9 2018, LebNet Ignite#6 powered by Blackbox kicked off to what would become a memorable week of growth. Out of five Lebanese startups nominated by LebNet and @speedlebanon, two were handpicked by LebNet and Blackbox to head to Silicon Valley to elevate and supercharge their businesses.
Congrats to Nour Atrissi, Founder of

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