Entrepreneurship in Lebanon articles

Drawing production power from the sun

Drawing production power from the sun

For any manufacturer, a reliable and affordable source of electricity is a necessity. This summer, Technica, a regional leader in the building of automated end of line solutions – machines that prepare already assembled products for shipping – switched on its new photovoltaic (PV) panels. This, says Strategy Manager Cynthia Abdul Khater, is a first

Beirut River Solar Snake turned on

Last month’s heat wave saw near record highs in temperature and heat indices across Lebanon, causing rolling blackouts on top of the regular scheduled electricity cuts in Beirut. Amid the power shortage comes 1 megawatt of good news – the Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS), a photovoltaic system spanning the Beirut River, has been switched

Renewing the Source

It was at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 that Lebanon committed itself to generate 12% of total energy from renewables by the year 2020. An electricity whitepaper from 2010 laid out the plan, and the government has made incremental headway toward generating electricity from renewables, particularly in capturing the sun’s rays. Pierre Khoury, director

Beyond the lira

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.   Yellow Distributed Technologies   Industry: ICT, financial services Project/product: Yellow Bitcoin payment processor Year of incorporation: 2014 Product launch: 2014 Employees: One Board of directors: Yes, four

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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