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Connecting Lebanon

Connecting Lebanon

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. Lebtivity Industry: Event management and ICT Product: Website and web app Product launch: 2012 Established: 2012 Employees: 3 part-time; 2 interns Founders: Randa Farah, George Zeenny, Teddy Zeenny, Rana

Dual nature

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. Krimston Two Industry: Telecommunications and technology Product: Dual SIM appliance Product Launch: 2016 Established: 2014 Employees: 13 contracted employees worldwide Founders: Fouad Fattal and Nabil Nasr Shareholders: Nicolas Sehnaoui,

Sweet dreams (are made of this)

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. Dream Matcher Industry: Event management Product: Networking conference Product launch: 2012 Established: 2012 Employees: No fixed employees; freelancers Founders: Ali Chehade Ali Chehade’s Dream Matcher networking event began

To be heard and not seen

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. Fallound Industry: Technology and social networking Product: Mobile app Product launch: Late 2015 Established: 2015 Employees: 4 Founders: Stefano Fallaha and Emad Yehya Adviser: Habib Haddad Fallound is a startup

Recycling history

We are being governed incompetently. 2015 proved that. Not only did the government’s handling of waste management allow one of the country’s worst environmental disasters to unfold, but it is replicating bad decisions it made nearly 20 years ago. In 1997, the cabinet gave one local company a monopoly on most of the nation’s waste

The heart of the matter

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. CardioDiagnostics Industry: Health care and ICT Product: Heart monitoring devices and analysis Established: 2011 Employees: 10 fixed employees Founder: Ziad Sankari When Ziad Sankari lost his father to

The fast & the furious

The acceleration business in Lebanon is moving faster than ever, and as the impact of Circular 331 is felt across the ecosystem, startups and scaleups are being presented with more opportunities to learn from both local and global experts. The acceleration process varies across the different programs; each accelerator has its own pattern in terms

The startup state

The plans to create a successful startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem are tentatively falling into place in Lebanon. From Circular 331 to the launch of new accelerators, the sector has changed dramatically over the last five, or even three, years. Executive brings you a small overview of some of the latest developments and challenges to the

Time to talk it up a notch

Lebanon is at a crossroads. It has been two years since the announcement of Circular 331, and the murmurings of a revitalised golden age brought about by our startup and entrepreneurial system. Whilst it might be too early to speak of the clear tangible benefits to the Lebanese economy, there is obvious traction within the

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