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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December 13, 2018

How breaking traditions helped this entrepreneur forge his own success

A photo of the team behind Intellect

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 not

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December 11, 2018

Impact investing counts: 5 trillion dollars are needed each year to reach sustainable development goals

Opening of Seedstars MENA Summit in Lebanon

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,

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November 27, 2018

Can the digital sector save the Lebanese economy?

Can tech startups 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

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November 19, 2018

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

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November 1, 2018

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.”
A

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October 24, 2018

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

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