April 27, 2018
LebNet in San Diego: The High Tech & Biotech Startup Scene: Apr 27th, 2018
Hera Hub was the host for LebNet’s third event in San Diego, on Apr 27 th . Around 40 people
attended the action-packed evening that focused on the high tech and biotech entrepreneurship
scene, and the key elements in creating successful startups.
Layal Rouhana opened the evening and introduced George Akiki (President and Co-Founder),
who gave a short overview of LebNet’s vision and key initiatives.
Then, George joined a distinguished panel of successful Lebanese entrepreneurs, who took the
audience on a journey of launching successful startups. The panel was moderated by Layal
Rouhana (staff IC packaging engineer at Qualcomm) and included: Andrew Tebsherani, Chief
Operating Officer at Personal Health Insights Inc.; Antonio Challita, Director of Product
Management at CyberSight; Samara Hakim, Founder and President of the Culture Factor LLC;
and Walid Soussou, President at Wearable Sensing.
The speakers discussed key factors that impact the launch of successful high tech and biotech
businesses, like identifying the right ideas and timing to launch, team/culture, business strategy,
funding and mentorship. They also answered multiple questions from the engaged and
Everyone enjoyed great networking time before and after the panel discussion.
This was LebNet’s first event in San Diego in 2018 and we are looking forward to many more to
come! Many thanks to our incredibly talented speakers who shared extremely insightful
information and advice.
We would also like to thank our San Diegan LebNeters who came out
and made the evening a great success! Special thanks to Jeanine, Sarah and Fram Akiki for
taking the pictures!