June 19, 2015
Newsletter – December 2014
AN EXCELLENT 2015!
and its Executive Director.
|LebNet Membership Program:
Mabrouk! You are now part of a 330+ member organization, an increase of more then 20% over the last 6 months.
Our board has vowed to increase the number of LebNeters to 1000, in the next 3 years!
How you can help:
Give a gift today: invite 5 of your qualifying friends/family/colleagues to become LebNet members for free. Send them this link.
Become a LebNet leader in your company/community. Contact us to see how.
LebNet Mentorship Program
1. MEVP-LebNet mixer event (September 9)
More than 50 seasoned executives from Silicon Valley responded to the LebNet invitation, and shared their insights and experience with the 9 selected Lebanese and Arab start up representatives from the MEVP portfolio. See pictures from the mixer event here.
This event was made possible thanks to the participation of our following Members and Friends:
Shahiya, one of the nine Sartups present at this event, was recently acquired by Japanese Cookpad. More here.
2. Mentoring and Start-up event (November 10)
Our last event hosted at the Pillsbury law firm in Palo Alto, starring Rise Devices, founded by LebNet member Ron Isaac, was another LebNet sold out event with more than 80 attendees!
Rise represents the epitomy of the LebNet mentorship program even before LebNet launched this program! Michael Wakim volunteered to mentor Ron a few years ago and together, they illustrate how a program like this can work. The event brought together young entrepreneur Ron Isaac, his LebNet mentor Michael Wakim and seasoned senior Silicon Valley executive, a mentorship guru, and a new LebNet member, Nora Denzel. Click here to see the pictures of the event.
3. LebNet Startup Mentees
Since the launch of our mentorship program in March 2014, more than 15 start ups have benefited from connections, introductions and focused business advice from members. Three Lebanese start ups are being mentored on a regular basis:
How you can help:
January 8, 2014: CES@Anderson School of Management at UCLAOur LebNet member Jilber Najem is co-organizing this event, in the framework of his MBA studies. There will be two panels (one on wearables, and one on the internet of things) and a 2-hour period for booths/demos. Would be great to get anyone who is involved in the following topics as a panelist, or for product demos: Wearables, Internet of Things, Robotics, Virtual reality, Connected Cars. Let us know ASAP.
More details here.
January 14, 2014: MENA Entrepreneurial Showcase & Networking Reception
We are partnering with TechWadi and the Aspen Institute on their first event of the year in the Bay area. The event will showcase ten start ups from the MENA region in an open entrepreneurial marketplace with a networking hour on January 14, 2015. Come and engage with the visiting start ups and learn more about their products and offerings, while meeting other members of the high tech Arab and Lebanese community.
If you would like to showcase your startup within the Market Place at this event, please let us know ASAP.
The event is Free for LebNet members. More details here.
News from our LebNet Members!
We are proud to announce the following successes achieved by Lebanese and LebNet members:
News for Lebanese Entrepreneurs!
If you have success stories to share please email it to us.
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