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LebNet Austin is proud to host: An overview of the Lebanese startup ecosystem - October 7, 2019

  • 07 Oct 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • Capital Factory, Johnny Five Space, 701 Brazos ST, Austin, TX 78701
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LebNet Austin is proud to host:

An overview of the Lebanese startup ecosystem 

Monday October 7, 6:00 pm CDT

Capital Factory, Johnny Five Space, 701 Brazos ST, Austin, TX 78701

Register here – Hurry, places are limited!

LebNet is heading to Austin on October 7 to host a talk with Beirut-based accelerator SPEED, where CEO Sami Abou Saab will present an overview of the Lebanese startup ecosystem, the Central Bank initiative (Banque Du Liban), the current players in the market and how is SPEED playing a role in supporting the startups in Lebanon.  The event, in addition to shedding light on SPEED’s early track record, will promote the following objectives: 

- Encourage mentors and industry experts to be involved and help them give back

- Showcase investment opportunities  

- Highlight the opportunity for entrepreneurs to come back to Lebanon to speed and explore the opportunity that has a connection back to the US and other places through SPEED’s partnership with LebNet and Techstars


The event is free of charge, but registration is required. 


Sami Abou Saab

Sami Abou Saab is currently the CEO of Speed, Lebanon’s first ecosystem-backed startup accelerator. He has been occupying this role since July 2015 and during his tenure, he officially launched Speed and recruited six batches with a total of 42 startups to accelerate. Part of his role, he has been mentoring startups in Lebanon and the MENA region and helped them grow in their early stages. Sami has more than 14 years of experience in technology, both in startups and big tech firms. Prior to Speed, he worked at Skype and Microsoft Corporation in the US, covering strategy, marketing, and channel modelling. In Silicon Valley, Sami started his own company, MobiLock, which was voted as the best startup in the Berkeley MBA program entrepreneurship class. Sami holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Berkeley-Haas and London Business School.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


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