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It’s this time of year…

4:31 pm in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, Financing, General, Meet the Entrepreneurs, Social Media by Tania Saba Mazraani

… when GEW comes knocking on our doors. Global Entrepreneurship Week has become a date a lot of people look forward to around the globe and Lebanon is no exception. During one week in November, 120 countries will be organizing events between the 14th and the 20th intended to celebrate, inspire and invigorate entrepreneurship. Much more than 7 days, GEW is a movement of people, ideas and dreams.

Lebanon’s GEW coalition is growing bigger and stronger with the addition of new partners to the coalition. In this 2011 edition, 25 partners will be organizing more than 35 activities, starting tomorrow.

And just like last year, the buzz, the spirit of collaboration, the passion about entrepreneurship is still there. But most importantly as partners, we are organizing these events, so that you, the entrepreneur, will be there too.

So if you are starting in business, or looking to grow your existing company, if you want to connect with like-minded peer, or find out who can fund and support you going forward, than this week is for you.

For a full calendar of events check out the partners’ website on , twitter: @gewlebanon , FB: GEW Lebanon

Don’t miss Berytech’s Entrepreneurs Forum organized with the support of IDAL taking place on November 16 from 3 to 9 PM in Berytech Mar Roukoz.

Wonder Eight: The value of mentoring to an established business

9:48 am in Entrepreneurship, Meet the Entrepreneurs by Aphrodite Bassil

Boudy and Walid Nasrala are two brothers who own one of Beirut’s most successful and well known creative agencies, Wonder Eight. A 9 year old business, Wonder Eight was already established but needed a ‘push’ to take it to the next level. Walid (the creative) and Boudy (the businessman) knew each other so well – and had been having the same discussions so often- that they never quite came up with concrete actions to achieve the next phase of growth. “We had the same conversations all the time.” says Boudy. “We never questioned our actions, and never debated our ideas together…so we never really got anywhere. “ Read the rest of this entry →

Ralph Bitar Exposes his Entrepreneurship Journey

9:07 am in Entrepreneurship, Meet the Entrepreneurs by ralph.bitar

Running a business is quite challenging, especially when moving to an established and solid company with a motivated team and building a profitable business with continuous effort to upgrade and innovate, having the pleasure to see hundreds of users relying on a product developed by us.

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Walid Semaan, Entrepreneur at Berytech, reveals Personal Experience

1:35 pm in Entrepreneurship, Meet the Entrepreneurs by walid.semaan

Startup companies face so many challenges especially if the solution offered is big in entrepreneur’s mind and needs maturity more than prior optimistic calculations. Time is a challenge, finance is a challenge and marketing is a challenge. Sleeping at night becomes a challenge as well… Read the rest of this entry →

Tony Feghali, entrepreneur at Berytech, shares insights & challenges.

4:56 pm in Entrepreneurship, Meet the Entrepreneurs by Tony Feghali

Running a business is very challenging and the best thing in it is the “challenge” of succeeding which is very motivating; at the personal level  it is very satisfactory to  implement your own business vision, which is for us, to be the leading IT security consulting firm in Lebanon in the next 5 years, with strong presence in Syrian and Jordanian markets.

Potech Consulting was established in 2008, focusing on IT security and provides services such as penetration tests, security assessments, system hardening, information system audits. We faced several challenges when starting up, specially, when we needed to build a strong and competitive team, as well as differentiate our services and create innovative approaches for sales strategy.

What helps overcoming our challenges is the Continuous Support from our shareholders, the choice of the right persons in the team, setting the right Key Performance Indicators and meeting them, as well as Berytech’s different programs and initiatives such as the Mowgli mentoring program which was of a big support for me.

Finally I would like to share a personal advice for entrepreneurs: “Go for it” but prepare well, Berytech can be an excellent environment for your start-up.

For more details about Potech, visit

Win Cash, Support & Space and Startup your Company

3:26 pm in Entrepreneurship, Financing, Marketing, Meet the Entrepreneurs, Starting up by Krystel Khalil

If you have an innovative business idea or a business project, participate in Berytech Incubation Awards and get incubated for free. Take part in this unique challenge and apply to this competition to startup your company. All you have to do is fill in an application form highlighting the different aspects of the business you propose.

Your key to success relies on the combination of 3 keywords:  Team, Innovation and Feasibility. Look for team members who complete you and add value to your expertise, offer an idea with innovative features and sell it to a target segment having a specific related need.

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