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Innovation… What & How?

4:10 pm in General by Roger Khater

I constantly came across entrepreneurs with a brilliant idea that they cannot share, fault to be stolen and been implemented by someone else.

My response is quick and simple: if you cannot protect your idea, you are better off seeking another one.

So, before getting into a business modeling and/or planning, you better assess well your idea, introducing as many innovation into it, to protect or delay copying as much as possible.

What is Innovation? Read the rest of this entry →

GSVC Local Finalists at Berytech Digital Park

9:25 am in General by Camille Khoury

Following the Global Social Venture Competition, 10 local finalists were selected to benefit from a business plan and mentoring academy. In addition, Berytech offered them an incubation for the period of 3 months in Berytech Digital Park’s DigiHive, a very new co-working space.

The target of this opportunity is to give them access to an adapted working environment helping them develop their business plans and be ready for funding. Also, targeted coaching programs will be offered by Berytech and GSVC partners.

You can read more about each of the finalists below.

Welcome to Berytech DigiHive! Read the rest of this entry →

Voice Casting for Hachette Antoine

10:12 am in General by Michèle Tyan

 

DJINNHOUSE voice casting_1At Djinn House, we are giving you the opportunity to feature your voice for Hachette Antoine. If you have a good voice and a great english or american accent, have fun recording an audiobook.

All ages are welcome: kids, teens and adults.

Call: 04 – 400 243 or 04 – 400 236

Or email: info@djinnhouse.com

Boulot… Boulots à plein temps.

9:39 am in General by Michèle Tyan

…A bercé mon cœur pour la vie… (C. Trenet)

IMG_4150Certaines fois je me dis que j’en ai marre d’être une femme moderne à jongler avec l’emploi du temps des enfants et les salaires, les budgets et les supermarchés, les projets et les activités, la nounou et les employés, le pédiatre et le comptable, la fièvre et les échéances, les bobos et les angoisses, les nuits blanches et les jours sans fins.

Certaines fois je me dis que j aimerais bien ne pas avoir l’esprit éclaté, en pop-corn permanent, ne pas être envahie par mon travail en jouant avec mes enfants, ne pas avoir un pincement au cœur en tournage ou en plein montage.

Certaines fois j’aimerais être calme et sereine avoir une vie règlementée, mais quand j’y pense je me dis que je m’ennuierais. Read the rest of this entry →

My Message to You

10:38 am in General by Maha Lahoud

487709_427093334046672_1220447663_nYour excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am very happy to have been solicited to take part in this important event [EU Cooperation Days 2013] celebrating the very beneficial and needed cooperation between the EU and Lebanon. My very short intervention is a bit marginal with respect to the focus of your conference as I was requested to testify, in my capacity as a business active woman, about my experience in setting up and launching my company [PlayLebanon] and about the resources that are available for project owners, in Lebanon.

Rather than embarking on a classical lecture about the theoretical components of business success, I chose to seize this opportunity to testify: Read the rest of this entry →

“Online crowd funding, a powerful tool for social impact”

3:49 pm in General by Samer Sfeir

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When you say online technology for social impact, people could think  of social media marketing, getting exposure… What about other online tools that could make huge impact. What if these technologies give the opportunity to people worldwide not only to “like” your cause, but to fund it, be involved in it and build a productive relationship with social actors to solve it?
The US social enterprises and NGOs understood the importance of  these powerful tools such as “online crowd funding campaigns”, their investment in this sector is paying off. First, some success stories: http://www1.networkforgood.org/ has raised till now 800 million dollars of donations and http://www.razoo.com/ 142 million dollars from online crowd funding for social causes. Read the rest of this entry →