August 25, 2017

LebNet Ignite#5 Powered by Blackbox Connect Aug. 14th-25th 2017

The fifth edition of LebNet Ignite took place August 14th-25th, 2017. We partnered with Blackbox Connect to power another awesome accelerator program 

Two high potential startups from Speed Lebanon’s six month accelerator program were selected to fly from Lebanon to Silicon Valley.

Ibrahim Ezzedine and Basel Jalaleddine from Cherpa along with Samir El Zein from Neotic were the entrepreneurs selected to represent Lebanon at LebNet Ignite#5.


About Cherpa:

When Ibrahim and Basel started teaching robotics courses to high school students, they realized there wasn’t a clear path between playing with robotics as a childhood hobby and developing that skill set into a professional career.

“Robotics needs to be a more accessible field that’s easier for students to break into. We want to help them invent and influence the environments around them.” Cherpa aims to close this gap by making the world of robotics accessible to teenagers everywhere through their interactive educational platform.

“I want to give the tools that I was building for myself to everyone, so that they can better their personal and professional lives.”


About Neotic:

Neotic is a trading support platform that allows traders to test trading strategies and leverage artificial intelligence to offer recommendations without writing code. The artificial intelligence is based on a machine learning algorithm that incorporates corporate fundamentals, historical prices, and financial news.

While pursuing his PhD, Samir was inspired by the work being done around him to create a product that incorporated AI and used past financial data to help predict the future.