April 1, 2017

Newsletter – March 2017

Letter from the President

Dear LebNeters:

On behalf of our board of directors, I want to wish you all a great summer. I hope you will be able to briefly detach from work and recharge your batteries with family and loved ones. We come to you with the ultimate summer vacation reading: the LebNet newsletter!!!  

In addition to great feature stories, our capable communications team has put together a great summary of our:

Additionally, we are looking forward to our fifth LebNet Ignite acceleration program in August as we’re hosting 2 additional Lebanese startups.


Happy Reading,


George Akiki, LebNet President and Co-Founder

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LebNet never stops! Throughout May and June, we continued our expansion with our first ever event in San Diego on April 7th and our second sold out Technology and Investment Executive Forum in New York on May 15th. We also held a unique panel event covering Cybersecurity in the Era of Digital Transformation on May 3rd.

 Check out all of our event recaps on our blog.

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In May, LebNet Ignite#4 was powered by our new partner French Tech Hub, and saw unprecedented success with a stellar lineup of participating startups nominated by our partners in Lebanon; LFE, UK Lebanon Tech Hub, MEVP, and Speed Lebanon. LebNet Ignite#4 participating startups were Wango, Parkr, Petriotics, Makerbrane, Vbout, Neumann, Riego, and Sqwirl. Read the full recap.

It’s time for the fifth edition of LebNet Ignite! We’re partnering with Blackbox Connect to power another awesome accelerator program from August 14th-25th, 2017.

Eight Lebanese startup graduates from Speed’s six month accelerator program, have now been nominated. Only two will be selected to represent Lebanon from a pool of over 125 talented entrepreneurs from over 40 countries! Read more.

Become A Mentor 
If you would like to take this unique opportunity to give back and contribute to the success of a Lebanese start-up in the global market, contact michelle@lebnet.us or apply here.


Synkers, a LebNet Ignite#3 Alumni and Speed Accelerator graduate, is a mobile app that connects students to highly qualified tutors on the spot. We recently checked in with Audrey Nakad (Co-Founder of Synkers) to get to know her better, learn more about her journey, and see how Synkers has evolved since participating in the LebNet Ignite back in August 2016.  Read the full story, and get up to date on all LebNet Ignite Alumni.

News from the Ecosystem

Post your related news for LebNet Members on LinkedIn and Facebook, or send to admin@lebnet.us

This month, we’re excited to feature Tony Asher, Founder of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at USEK in Lebanon. Read our interview with Tony here.

Job Listings 

  • French Tech Hub is recruiting a Marketing Analyst

  • SE Factory, one of Lebanon’s top coding bootcamps looking for lead cohort instructors. Learn more.

  • Nexmo is hiring within their Marketing team. Learn more.

  • eBay is hiring for Director, Corp M&A Integration. Learn more.

  • Synkers is looking to hire a full-time HR person to manage our growing HR department. Learn more.

  • The Luxury Closet is hiring a Head of Product, eCommerce in Dubai. Learn more.


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