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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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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