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Startup Weekend Beirut 2012 Recap

6:27 pm in Entrepreneurship, Financing, General, Starting up by Nicolas Rouhana

Startup Weekend Beirut 2012 that took place July 6,7,8 2012 at Berytech Mar Roukoz was a great success! The event was attended by more than 200 people, 130 of which participated to be part of 25 teams in the 54 hour event. Out of 40 pitched ideas, 25 were shortlisted through attendees voting, and 17 out of which survived till the end.

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One More Reason to Go to Lappeenranta!

1:20 pm in Berytech News, Entrepreneurship, General, Meet the Entrepreneurs, Starting up by Nicolas Rouhana

In a previous post found here, I cited 10 good reasons to go to Lappeenranta this summer. Well now I added another reason, which is the best of all and it’s the Entrepreneurs Award“. The Kauffman FastTrack META Group Europe Entrepreneurs Award is an initiative promoted by META Group and EBN aiming at selecting entrepreneurs, having recently established a high-growth potential start up or holders of and innovative business idea in the creative industry.

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Expressing my Passion for Entrepreneurship

3:40 pm in Entrepreneurship, Meet the Entrepreneurs by Hind Hobeika

Being entrepreneur is my passion! My thinking has no limits! Running a business gave the possibility of applying all of my crazy ideas and gave me the ability to determine my own working hours and location, what makes it fun at the same time.

I combined my passion for swimming and my educational background as engineer by creating Butterfleye which develops, as a starting product, smart swimming goggles that can track the swimmer’s heart rate with instant visual feedback. Its patent is also a platform for the development of many other applications in the field of sports technology, biomedical devices and data storage, creating more added value and social impact. Read the rest of this entry →

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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Innovation, a Necessity for Firms

5:02 pm in Entrepreneurship, General, Starting up, Technical by salim tannous

Innovation is becoming a crucial factor in company survival because of the evolution of the competitive environment. Modern organizations are under ever increasing competitive pressure to maintain market share, enhance product range, improve efficiency and reduce cost. The ability of an organization to grow is dependent upon its ability to generate new ideas and to exploit them effectively for their long-term benefit of the organization.

Technology based innovations coming in rapid sequence, have been seen as the crucial source of prosperity, fundamental to business success and the remedy of all business problems. Read the rest of this entry →

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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