The LebNet New York community organized its first event on October 21st, 2021, drawing over 50 attendees at Vig Bar on the lower east side.
The evening was a success and followed a casual networking format. It was a great opportunity to gather Lebanese tech professionals in New York and share with them the community’s upcoming plans and activities. Many registrants were eager to learn more about LebNet and its plans for the upcoming year, especially the New York community, and the event was a great platform for that.
The post-pandemic event raised awareness to LebNet’s mission of enabling Tech Entrepreneurs and Professionals of Lebanese descent to come together and succeed on a global stage. The need for connection was palpable and the event did just that; fostering conversations around ideas and nurturing social impact initiatives for Lebanon.
Thursday night was not just about connecting people but rather connecting their ideas, challenges and opportunities. Looking forward to the next event because everything you want is truly a relationship away.” - Micaella, one of the attendees.
Another attendee echoed the need for strengthening the community through social impact across borders but specifically within Lebanon through access to tech webinars and specific programs.
The LebNet New York steering committee.
Some of the upcoming initiatives include a roundtable on November 2nd,2021 at the Lebanese American University (LAU) NY Campus to discuss partnerships between US tech companies and local Lebanese talent. Let’s keep this thing going!
If you are a tech professional of Lebanese descent based in New York and interested in joining the community, send us an email at [email protected]