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Daily Motivation With Nour Atrissi, TeensWhoCode
Daily Motivation With Nour Atrissi, TeensWhoCode
Nour Atrissi, Founder & CEO of TeensWhoCode, just got back from Helsinki, Finland, having attended the Slush tech conference geared towards entrepreneurs, which attracted over 25,000 people, 3,500 startups and 2,000 investors.
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by Beirut Digital District

on December 05, 2019

Free, Quality Education For Aspiring Designers - The Creative Space Beirut
Free, Quality Education For Aspiring Designers - The Creative Space Beirut
The fusing of free, quality education, social entrepreneurship and design may seem like an impossible feat. But Sarah Hermez, Founder of the Creative Space Beirut took on the challenge. Read about her story here.
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by Beirut Digital District

on December 04, 2019

Women Rising
Women Rising
The faces, stories, words and resilience of Lebanese women have made headlines over the past 40 odd days. Social media has been taken over by the faces of diverse women, the mother, the film director, the activist and the business owner, all calling for change.
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by Beirut Digital District

on December 03, 2019

BDD's Monthly Roundup: What You May Have Missed (December)
BDD's Monthly Roundup: What You May Have Missed (December)
BDD's Monthly Roundup covers stories making headlines in the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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by Beirut Digital District

on December 02, 2019

Old Clothes Get a New Start With FabricAID
Old Clothes Get a New Start With FabricAID
The story of FabricAID, Lebanon’s first second-hand clothes collector and distributor. Learn how old clothes get a new start, and how you can contribute.
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by Beirut Digital District

on December 02, 2019

A Revolutionary Disruption for Startups
A Revolutionary Disruption for Startups
Startups are already courageous businesses and the aspiring entrepreneurs behind them need to adopt a risk-taking mindset to take the plunge. However, unforeseen circumstances, such as a nationwide uprising, can bring grand plans to a halt.
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by Beirut Digital District

on November 21, 2019

6 Tips To Revive Your Creative Drive
6 Tips To Revive Your Creative Drive
Are you looking to revive your creativity? Here are 6 tips to get you started.
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by Beirut Digital District

on November 19, 2019

Finding The ‘Positive’ in Challenging Times
Finding The ‘Positive’ in Challenging Times
Creating harmony in work/life balance can be challenging under normal circumstances. When another external layer out of your control is added, productivity can drop. What can businesses do in such challenging times?
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by Beirut Digital District

on November 08, 2019

How Technology Will Disrupt The Workplace
How Technology Will Disrupt The Workplace
The traditional workplace is transforming. Here are the forecasted technological and behavioral trends that will change the business world.
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by Beirut Digital District

on November 07, 2019

Crisis Management: 10 Simple Steps for All Entrepreneurs
Crisis Management: 10 Simple Steps for All Entrepreneurs
In times of crisis, ventures face several important challenges including the loss of customers and suppliers. It is critical for founders of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Lebanon develop crisis management plans.
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by Berytech

on November 06, 2019

BDD’s Monthly Roundup: What You May Have Missed (November)
BDD’s Monthly Roundup: What You May Have Missed (November)
BDD's Monthly Roundup covers stories making headlines in the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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by Beirut Digital District

on November 05, 2019

Loop Around Traffic on Shared Electric Scooters
Loop Around Traffic on Shared Electric Scooters
Navigating through congested streets can be stressful, and pollution caused by cars can be detrimental to the environment. Devising a way around the traffic and pollution issue is Loop, a Beirut-based scooter sharing service.
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by Beirut Digital District

on October 17, 2019

Winners From the MENA to ‘TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco’: Buildink Goes International
Winners From the MENA to ‘TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco’: Buildink Goes International
Buildink’s invention, to build concrete homes using 3D Printers, has caught international attention at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF event. The Lebanese construction tech startup first won at the MENA TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, allowing them to participate in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF event. They are on a mission to change the way homes are built.
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by Beirut Digital District

on October 09, 2019

First Manoushe Vending Machine Now a Reality With akeltech
First Manoushe Vending Machine Now a Reality With akeltech
The first manoushe vending machine made its debut at BDD. The brainchild of akeltech, the hot foods vending machine utilizes automation to ensure products are fresh, hygienic and available 24/7.
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by Beirut Digital District

on October 02, 2019

How MAD Are You?
How MAD Are You?
Creative agency M.A.D. works to promote artists, with over 800 in their existent portfolio. The agency produces their own content including TV shows, web shows, events and competitions to spread the reach of talent.
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by Beirut Digital District

on October 02, 2019

The World of Virtual Reality Through the Lens of Robocom
The World of Virtual Reality Through the Lens of Robocom
Discover the story of Robocom, a technology solutions company, specialized in the fields of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, and how they partnered with Hasbro, Disney and the Discovery Channel.
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by Beirut Digital District

on September 30, 2019

BDD’s Monthly Roundup: What You May Have Missed (September)
BDD’s Monthly Roundup: What You May Have Missed (September)
BDD's Monthly Roundup covers stories making headlines in the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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by Beirut Digital District

on September 24, 2019

How to Influence Consumers’ Decision-Making Processes
How to Influence Consumers’ Decision-Making Processes
Brands looking to expand in their respective markets have to consider tailoring their strategies to account for psychological factors. Marketing and psychology have always gone hand in hand, to make consumers more susceptible to a ‘well-crafted pitch’.
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by Beirut Digital District

on September 19, 2019

Inauguration of the Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park at Beirut Digital District
Inauguration of the Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park at Beirut Digital District
The American University of Beirut (AUB) inaugurated the Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park (AUB-iPark) during a ceremony at the Beirut Digital District. The Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park will position AUB at the heart of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
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by Beirut Digital District

on September 11, 2019

Smartly Digitizing the FMCG Market to Save Millions, Shelvz is Changing the Data Collection Process
Smartly Digitizing the FMCG Market to Save Millions, Shelvz is Changing the Data Collection Process
After realizing that numerous FMCG companies suffered from a data collection problem, resulting in a loss in sales and team productivity. BDD sat with Shelvz's Founder & CEO, Emile Harb, to learn more.
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by Beirut Digital District

on September 03, 2019

Four Years & Two Million Dollars Later, Lessons from a Failed Startup
Four Years & Two Million Dollars Later, Lessons from a Failed Startup
Starting your own business is not about the ‘glorious’ end, but the journey getting there. Being persistent, facing insurmountable challenges and potentially failing are key components. Bassel Idriss shares lessons learnt from a failed startup, Generics.
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by Bassel Idriss, Consumer Tech Startup Leader

on August 27, 2019

Coworking Spaces at BDD Offer Breeding Ground to Thrive
Coworking Spaces at BDD Offer Breeding Ground to Thrive
Traditional work spaces have taken on a different form in recent years, due to increased connectivity and the rise in popularity of coworking spaces. At BDD, coworking spaces have been buzzing with creativity and new ideas. We uncover what the top three benefits of cowkorking at BDD are...
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by Beirut Digital District

on August 06, 2019

MATIC Leverages SE Factory to Develop Tech Hub in Beirut, Serving Regional Clients
MATIC Leverages SE Factory to Develop Tech Hub in Beirut, Serving Regional Clients
Lebanon is emerging as a hub for companies to set up their businesses and a country to outsource tech solutions to, as per recent trends. We uncover one success story of MATIC, who leveraged on SE Factory's expertise to build their tech offering.
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by Beirut Digital District

on August 02, 2019

Facebook’s Libra May Propel Bitcoin to Record Highs but Asset Backed Libra is Facing Pushbacks
Facebook’s Libra May Propel Bitcoin to Record Highs but Asset Backed Libra is Facing Pushbacks
Bitcoin may fly with or without Facebook's Libra coin, but linking the success of one to that of the other may be a fateful mistake.
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by AMEinfo

on July 30, 2019

How Do You Become A Global Marketplace? OLX Shares Their Story
How Do You Become A Global Marketplace? OLX Shares Their Story
Learn how Lebanon became the fastest growing market among the 35+ countries that OLX operates in. Lebanon's very agile market, the high adaptability of Lebanese people and them being early adopters in general, contributed to the growth of OLX Lebanon.
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by Beirut Digital District

on July 18, 2019

Middle East Completes a Dynamic Decade of Entrepreneurship
Middle East Completes a Dynamic Decade of Entrepreneurship
Over the past decade, the MENA region has made it onto the global entrepreneurship map, with numerous milestones, as highlighted by Arabnet. The impact of innovation and entrepreneurship from Beirut has also made headlines, with some big ecosystem contributions.
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by Arab News

on July 17, 2019

Can You Pay My Bills? The World of PinPay is Getting Bigger
Can You Pay My Bills? The World of PinPay is Getting Bigger
PinPay, as a FinTech company, was met with many challenges when it was setting up in 2011. As Lebanon and the MENA region are just beginning to excel in the FinTech industry and digital payments, we sat with the bright minds behind PinPay, to talk challenges, trends and the future.
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by Beirut Digital District

on July 10, 2019

Knock Knock Network
Knock Knock Network
Experts highlight that 'networking' is not just about collecting business cards - rather the focus should be on building deep relationships. How should you build solid connections, ask for something and return a favor?
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by Beirut Digital District

on July 08, 2019

11 Tips For An Effective Social Media Strategy For Your Business
11 Tips For An Effective Social Media Strategy For Your Business
"Social media marketing has proven to be the most effective form of marketing especially compared to traditional media advertising"
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by Berytech

on July 08, 2019

Experts Ignite the Creative Industry in Lebanon
Experts Ignite the Creative Industry in Lebanon
Beirut Digital District and Endeavor Lebanon, in collaboration with the Beirut Creative Cluster, hosted IGNITE's first Creative Chapter in Lebanon, to strengthen bonds in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and connect entrepreneurs to industry experts to fuel further growth.
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by Beirut Digital District

on July 05, 2019

Jochen Rädeker: “Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Radical, Be Revolutionary”
Jochen Rädeker: “Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Radical, Be Revolutionary”
Jochen Rädeker, Co-founder and Managing Partner of the design agency Strichpunkt, visited Lebanon for the first time in June and he was impressed – both by the people and the culture. He shares the strategies that creative companies should adopt to grow.
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by Beirut Digital District

on July 04, 2019

Ecomz Announces a $4M Series-A Round!
Ecomz Announces a $4M Series-A Round!
ECOMZ announces a $4M Series-A round to expand their ecommerce management platform and help merchants sell and grow online!
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by Beirut Digital District

on July 04, 2019

Rooms that Fit your Mood and Budget, Introducing Moodfit
Rooms that Fit your Mood and Budget, Introducing Moodfit
When designing or furnishing living spaces, people are either deterred by hefty price tags of traditional interior designers or spend countless hours trying to find the perfect furniture pieces. The founders of Moodfit sat around the drawing table to try and find a solution to these issues.
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by Beirut Digital District

on June 17, 2019

Nationwide Commitment to Drive Digital Innovation in Lebanon, Evident at Arabnet Beirut
Nationwide Commitment to Drive Digital Innovation in Lebanon, Evident at Arabnet Beirut
Official leaders, international experts, investors, entrepreneurs and various organizations from the business ecosystem came together, to envision a more digitally innovative Lebanon at the Arabnet Beirut conference.
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by Beirut Digital District

on June 13, 2019

Is it Time to Apply for an Accelerator, Competition or Bootcamp?
Is it Time to Apply for an Accelerator, Competition or Bootcamp?
As a startup, many questions arise as to when it is time to seek help and join an accelerator program, or a competition, pre-accelerator or bootcamp. Typically, entrepreneurs with great ideas, often find themselves either in need of advice, strategic guidance or funding.
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by Beirut Digital District

on June 10, 2019

Lebanese Innovation on the Global Map: AUB Wins Google AI Impact Challenge
Lebanese Innovation on the Global Map: AUB Wins Google AI Impact Challenge
AUB is one of only 20 organizations around the world which won a grant, as part of Google's AI Impact Challenge. AUB will be developing a water management project with the funds and expertise received.
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by Beirut Digital District

on June 07, 2019

Preserving Heritage, the Renovation of St. Georges Church
Preserving Heritage, the Renovation of St. Georges Church
As part of BDD's core values to preserve and restore existing Lebanese heritage, this video, in collaboration with Live Love, showcases the restoration project of the historic St. Georges Church.
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by Beirut Digital District

on June 06, 2019

3D Printed Homes, in a Week… Meet Buildink, the Construction Industry Disrupters
3D Printed Homes, in a Week… Meet Buildink, the Construction Industry Disrupters
Lebanese startup, Buildink, envisioned a new approach to building housing projects, both at a low cost and in an efficient manner. The team devised Robot Concrete 3D Printers solutions, which enables the delivery of single-story homes, in one week.
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by Beirut Digital District

on May 22, 2019

BDD Academy’s Summer Camp - Engineered and Coded
BDD Academy’s Summer Camp - Engineered and Coded
The BDD Academy has geared its efforts towards the youth, with a full-fledged STEAM camp this summer. Throughout the months of July and August, numerous camps for children between the ages of 7 and 18, will provide hands-on experience for the aspirational coders, engineers and entrepreneurs.
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by Beirut Digital District

on May 22, 2019

Where do Lebanese Women stand in Tech?
Where do Lebanese Women stand in Tech?
Female integration in the realm of technology has been lagging, as per numerous reports and an evident gender gap exists in STEM industries.
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by Beirut Digital District

on May 16, 2019

Mentored to Greatness
Mentored to Greatness
A mentor-mentee relationship needs to be closely managed in order to be fruitful where mentors can help entrepreneurs and professionals reach heights that they cannot achieve alone.
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by Beirut Digital District

on May 06, 2019

The Levant’s new FinTech Hub: StartechEUS FinHub
The Levant’s new FinTech Hub: StartechEUS FinHub
StartechEUS FinHub, located in BDD, is the first FinTech hub in the Levant. The StartechEUS FinHub will play an integral role in accelerating the growth of carefully chosen FinTech companies, by providing substantial support, mentorship, access to market and seed funding.
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by Beirut Digital District

on May 02, 2019

Qualified private tutoring now a reality with Synkers
Qualified private tutoring now a reality with Synkers
When Audrey Nakad, the co-founder of Synkers was still enrolled in university in Montreal, she worked as a private tutor and teaching assistant. However, she soon realized that learners were facing difficulties in finding qualified private tutors.
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 24, 2019

The MENA region – young, innovative and successful
The MENA region – young, innovative and successful
Forbes ME sought to recognize the aspiring talent from the region, in its latest index, 'Middle East 30 under 30' for 2019. The listing sheds light on movers and shakers, either hailing from the MENA region, or breaking boundaries here.
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 15, 2019

Sandbox, Agility & Trust: The Fintech Disruption in Lebanon
Sandbox, Agility & Trust: The Fintech Disruption in Lebanon
Experts agreed, without a doubt, that money is changing form, from physical to digital, and we will soon have a cashless society. However, the framework of the Lebanese fintech ecosystem needs improvement.
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 11, 2019

Arab Startups to fuel job creation and revenue generation in the region
Arab Startups to fuel job creation and revenue generation in the region
Business success stories stemming from the Arab world have made headlines in recent years, with governments and private institutions actively encouraging and investing in innovative ventures. The underlying reason is due to the projection that by 2050, 300 million young people will be looking to enter the job market in the MENA region.
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 10, 2019

Lebanese Startups Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Lebanese Startups Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Many Lebanese startups and 6 from within the BDD community have been chosen in the top 100 Arab startups shaping the fourth industrial revolution! The selection was made by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB).
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 10, 2019

Fast Tracking Lebanon’s Fintech Industry: BDD & Visa join forces
Fast Tracking Lebanon’s Fintech Industry: BDD & Visa join forces
Recognizing the potential of the Fintech industry, Visa and BDD joined forces, to fuel growth in the sector. This milestone paves the way for fintech companies to receive the support they need to grow
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 03, 2019

How did Toters get their first order?
How did Toters get their first order?
The duo behind Toters, the online marketplace connecting merchants with customers, shared their experiences at the IGNITE Tech chapter, organized by Endeavor Lebanon and the Beirut Digital District (BDD) on what it takes to succeed.
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by Beirut Digital District

on April 01, 2019

What happens when teenagers are put in charge of their learning? Introducing TUMO
What happens when teenagers are put in charge of their learning? Introducing TUMO
TUMO Beirut, a learning center for creative technologies, designed an education program that puts teenagers in charge of their own learning. The programs allow students to explore their full potential and step into an ever-changing future, fueled by global powerhouses in innovation.
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 27, 2019

It Finally Happened: Careem Gets Acquired by Uber!
It Finally Happened: Careem Gets Acquired by Uber!
Uber's buy-out of Careem is now the largest acquisition of a startup seen in the Middle East so far, with the deal amount surpassing Amazon's reported $580 million purchase of Souq in 2017.
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by Roudy Chamy, Arabnet

on March 27, 2019

How was the Beirut Digital District Community Created?
How was the Beirut Digital District Community Created?
Phase after phase, the team behind the Beirut Digital District outlined just how dreams could and would be realized.
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 19, 2019

What entrepreneurship means to Aino Piirtola, former Head of Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA)
What entrepreneurship means to Aino Piirtola, former Head of Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA)
"We help startups meet investors, talent, and potential clients, in order to give them an advantage in the field," says Aino, former Head of Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA), explaining that, "During Slush, pitching competitions, accelerator workshops and networking events are organized to bring the community together."
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 14, 2019

How is this Lebanese entrepreneur using remote surgery to disrupt global healthcare
How is this Lebanese entrepreneur using remote surgery to disrupt global healthcare
Shaping the future of surgical care is not an easy journey, but Proximie, an augmented reality platform that provides a remote surgeons assistance, is paving the way for it.
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 13, 2019

Selling the idea, creating demand
Selling the idea, creating demand
We asked a few entrepreneurs their advice on hiring salespeople. Here is what they had to say
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 11, 2019

Freedom of speech, tech and entrepreneurial spirit fueling Beirut’s growth
Freedom of speech, tech and entrepreneurial spirit fueling Beirut’s growth
"There is freedom of speech, the technology exists in Beirut, the startup ecosystem has huge momentum and fostering equality via entrepreneurship is clearly having a momentum," says Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä, the co-founder of the WTSUP initiative
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 06, 2019

Screening of ‘Soufra’ documentary brings Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller to the Beirut Digital District
Screening of ‘Soufra’ documentary brings Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller to the Beirut Digital District
The Lebanese premiere of 'Soufra', a documentary by Thomas A. Morgan, had Susan Sarandon, Ben Stiller and Nadine Labaki front row and center, as the humble story of a catering unit, headed by refugee women unfolded, frame after frame at the Beirut Digital District.
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 05, 2019

WTSUP! Beirut: Accelerating female-driven Lebanese tech startups
WTSUP! Beirut: Accelerating female-driven Lebanese tech startups
When Nordic and Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystems merged, the result of was the creation of WTSUP! Beirut. The pro bono initiative seeks to provide female-driven Lebanese tech companies with education and acceleration opportunities, which unfolded in the heart of BDD in February.
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 04, 2019

MENA region must adapt to digitization to survive
MENA region must adapt to digitization to survive
The MENA Roadshow event, hosted by the Digital Arabia Network (DAN), in partnership with BDD and in collaboration with the Lebanese League for Women in Business and the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Lebanon, shared enticing insights, captured in a year-long research project.
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by Beirut Digital District

on March 01, 2019

Lebanese scaleups: How to grow beyond borders
Lebanese scaleups: How to grow beyond borders
Innovative businesses in Lebanon are continually seeking to scale beyond borders; however identifying new markets to penetrate with new products or services is typically a challenging feat.
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by Beirut Digital Distrcit

on February 27, 2019

Community building through digitalization: Ray
Community building through digitalization: Ray
As companies are struggling to augment synergies between employees and the communities, 'Ray' sat at the drawing table to derive a solution to increase engagement levels. They started with perhaps the most complex project, the Beirut Digital District (BDD), and studied the connections between the community – the companies, people and the outlets.
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by Beirut Digital District

on February 25, 2019

Best Meeting and Event Spaces in Beirut
Best Meeting and Event Spaces in Beirut
Whether you need a small meeting space or to host an event with up to 300 people in a state-of-the-art location in the heart of the city… That's where the Beirut Digital District (BDD) comes in. BDD's offerings include customizable spaces for meetings and events of all sizes, fully equipped and with access to amenities.
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by Beirut Digital District

on January 29, 2019

Beirut Digital District & areeba partner to launch the 1st Digital & Cashless Community in Lebanon
Beirut Digital District & areeba partner to launch the 1st Digital & Cashless Community in Lebanon
Today, Beirut Digital District & areeba strengthened their commitment to introduce world-class technology and digital services with the launch of the new BDD app that digitizes the experience for their community members, including mobile payments.
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by Beirut Digital District

on December 11, 2018

Five podcasts about startups, pivots and successes: What are Lebanese entrepreneurs listening to?
Five podcasts about startups, pivots and successes: What are Lebanese entrepreneurs listening to?
Between 2009 and 2018, podcast consumption increased by 17 percent in the United States, according to Podcast Consumer, a report conducted by research company Edison Research in 2018. To help you in your quest for the right podcast, we reached out to six Lebanese entrepreneurs to see which podcasts they recommend.
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by Beirut Digital District

on August 22, 2018

BDD launches the BDD Academy to push young talent forward
BDD launches the BDD Academy to push young talent forward
"BDD Academy will become the destination of choice for schools and universities students, and corporations resources to complement their acquired knowledge with the needed technical and soft skills to become more employable and ready for the jobs of the future.", said Mouhamad Rabah, General Manager of ZRE
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by Beirut Digital District

on August 15, 2018

Generics: Challenges and opportunities of running a hardware startup in Lebanon
Generics: Challenges and opportunities of running a hardware startup in Lebanon
A former marketing director at Procter & Gamble, BasselIdriss, launched GENERICS in 2015, a 3D-printed and customized earphone.
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by Beirut Digital District

on August 08, 2018