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Berytech Launches a Media Cluster

12:42 pm in General by salim tannous


During the second week of May, Berytech organized a series of group sessions, workshops and individual meetings revolving around the launch of a media cluster.
The sessions were animated by Mr. Alain Tubiana, Managing Director of image cluster ICONOVAL, and member of the board of the French National Clusters Association.
His work in Lebanon was divided into four parts.
The first day was dedicated to the Berytech team, Mr. Tubiana shared his knowledge around cluster models and discussed sustainability issues while Berytech shared with him the work that has been done since August of 2011 consisting of reports and presentations about the local media industries. 

We’ll be at the Business Forum 2012, Will you?

9:27 am in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, General by Tania Saba Mazraani

From April 26 to 29, 2012 Berytech will be at the Business Entrepreneurship Forum in BIEL (held in the sideline of

Forward), talking to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs about innovative ways in which we can support projects and startups.

This much anticipated event will gather for the first time peers from the entrepreneurship ecosystem, friendly, familiar faces such as the good people from Amideast/Cisco Entrepreneurship Institute, Endeavor, Altcity, MIT Enterprise Forum, etc. So there’s a lot to see! Don’t miss out on the chance to stop by Berytech’s booth and chat with our team members (Booth L8-M7).


Berytech will also be holding it’s second Seed up your Startup competition in a pitching festival that will take place live over two days on April 26 and 27. The contestants will not only pitch in a public forum, but the audience will have its own say by voting, using specially provided handheld devices, for the most meritorious projects. Winners will walk away with a comprehensive incubation program and up to $25K in seed money.

It’s happening at the Business Entrepreneurship Forum, and we’re not planning to miss any of it. Are you?!

For more info about the Pitch Fest http://tinyurl.com/chuk443

 

 

What a Pioneering Decade!

12:32 pm in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, General, Meet the Entrepreneurs, Starting up by Nicolas Rouhana

What a pioneering decade this has been ! Berytech was created right at the turn of the Century by visionaries at the Saint-Joseph University to be the first technological pole in Lebanon and the region that provides a conducive environment for the creation and development of startups, hence taking part in the economic revival of the country, participating in wealth and job creation, and retaining graduates and hi-level skills in Lebanon.

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NESTA & Lebanese entrepreneurs

11:49 am in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, General, Marketing, Technical by salim tannous

Over the course of the past two weeks, the British Council and with the support of Berytech, organized a workshop entitled FROM START UP TO SUCCESS: A CREATIVE entrepreneur’s PLAN. The workshops were led by Sarah Thelwall, founder of MyCake.org, who has been working with creative entrepreneurs for over a decade as a consultant, business development coach and trainer. And Percy Emmett – NESTA’s lead Creative Industries trainer, coach and mentor. The workshop combined the methodology from NESTA’s Insight Out programme toolkit with MyCake.org’s Market Day marketing training.

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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 www.gewlebanon.org , 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. www.entrepreneurs-forum.org

Mowgli & the Indian giver

4:28 pm in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, General, Starting up by salim tannous

Taking Pride in Contribution
During the past week, I was encouraged to take part in the Mowgli Mentorship Experience, an experience that I fully enjoyed until I was questioned about what I have learned. I was certain I learned something but it took me some time to frame it in the right words, you must hand it to Ian and Lynn who made the whole learning process feel so seamless.
To me there were two main highlights during those three days in the mountains. While discussing with the mentors and entrepreneurs I kept citing a couple of books I read a long time ago. The first is Mutual Aid by Russian evolutionary theorist Peter Kropotkin and the second is The Cathedral & the Bazaar by American computer programmer Eric S. Raymond. Both books, although almost a century apart and written in completely separate fields, touch on the notion of The Gift Culture. Read the rest of this entry →