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Focusing on the foundation

This article is part of an Executive special report on entrepreneurship. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up November’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   When I was asked to write an article for Lebanese readers about developing tech hubs and how to look at regional specifics, at first I wondered if

Solarfans

Solar energy and beyond

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Yelloblue   Industry: Alternative energy Year of incorporation: 2012 Employees: 14 Board of directors: No Founder: Antoine Kaldany   Though alternative energy is emerging thanks to resourceful

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Exit fever

This article is part of an Executive special report on entrepreneurship. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up November’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   The idea of a successful entrepreneur re-investor has been verified everywhere. It’s a virus,” says Hala Fadel, chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum for the Pan Arab

Water System HHO

No more wasted fuel

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Water System HHO Industry: Energy efficiency Year of incorporation: 2000 Project launch: 2008 Employees: None Board of directors: No Founder: Fadi Moghrabi   Entrepreneurs are often commended

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Entrepreneurship and education

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   White Mountain Technologies   Industry: Information Technology and software for education providers Product: Skoolee school management and student information system Year of establishment: 2007 Shareholders: Five shareholders,

Via Mobile

Mobile transactions for all

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Via Mobile   Industry: Financial services and ICT Project/Product: Simba mobile payment solution Year of incorporation: 2010 Product launch: 2013 Employees at time of interview: Six and

(Greg Demarque| Executive)

Your way to avoid traffic

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Tari’ak   Industry: ICT Project/product: Tari’ak Product launch: 2014 Employees: None, four members involved in project hold equity Board of directors: No, two-member board of advisors Founder:

Sharp Minds

An end to power cuts

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Sharp Minds   Industry: Electricity storage and renewable energy Year of incorporation: 2011 Project/Product: Energy24 Founders/Shareholders: Antoine Saab and Nadia Moussouni  Employees: Two technicians, plus four technicians

Roxana

Big Data management

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Roxana Industry: ICT, Big Data, data analytics, information intelligence Project/Product: Implify Year of incorporation: 1999 (SARL), 2001 (offshore), 2005 (SAL) Product launch: 2014 Employees: 16 Board of

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Tech and land combined

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   LifeLab research Project: Computer controlled 3,000 square meter hydroponic farm in South Lebanon Industry: Agriculture and IT Founder: Ali Makhzoum Employees at time of interview: None Board

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Aiming for solar success

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Green Tech   Industry: Alternative energy Year of incorporation: 2003 Employees: 12 Board of directors: No Founders: Alec Koulajian, Kevork Koulajian   For about four months of

Ki

A different kind of password

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Ki   Industry: Information technology, security hardware and software Founders: Priscilla Elora Sharuk, Antoine Jebara Project launch: 2013 Employees at time of interview: None Board of directors:

Green Studios founders Oliver Wehbe and Jamil Corbani

Building green walls

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   Green Studios Industry: Eco Tech & Design/Real estate development Year of incorporation: 2009 Employees: 25, 21 of which are in Lebanon Board of directors: Yes, five members

BulBul News, one of the apps developed by FOO

Recognizing mobile solutions

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 in science and technology. Read more stories of our special report on entrepreneurship in Lebanon, as they’re published here.   FOO   Industry: Mobile Year of incorporation: 2009 Employees: 36 Board of directors: Yes, four members including two external Founders: Elie Nasr and Ghady Rayess   In programming,

Entrepreneur beyond tech

Beyond the tech sector

This article is part of an Executive special report on entrepreneurship. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up November’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   We live in an age where technological discoveries, innovation and entrepreneurs finding uses for these discoveries are changing the way we do things, the way we understand

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