Entrepreneurship in Lebanon articles

Dual nature

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

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

Startup Megaphone

When Samer Karam talks about his new job it sounds as fantastic as if Sinatra had just sat down next to Peggy Lee to intone the Gershwin classic, ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’. Karam, who ran the accelerator program of ecosystem company Seeqnce, in March of this year began promoting the Lebanese startup

The 411 on 331

The torrent of “free” money that Banque du Liban (BDL) Circular 331 was expected to release is still but a trickle. Approved by Lebanon’s central bank in August 2013, the circular allows banks to invest up to three percent of their tier 1 capital in startup companies contributing to the so-called “knowledge economy” or venture

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