Lebanese health startup heads to Silicon Valley

A Lebanese startup that helps diabetics closely monitor their daily food and medicine intake has been selected for a $50,000 equity investment and will soon travel to Silicon Valley. Spike, an app founded by serial entrepreneur Ziad Alame, was selected among a newly graduated batch of seven startups trained by Speed, which held a demonstration […]

The Olive Grove Beirut

The Olive Grove Co-Working Space in Beirut

The Olive Grove co-working space for entrepreneurs officially launched in Hamra, Lebanon on November 18, 2017. Lebanon-based industrial manufacturing group, INDEVCO, has funded the establishment of The Olive Grove, a co-working space for Lebanese start-ups and small businesses. The space provides office and meeting rooms, equipment, and mentorship. Located in Hamra within close proximity to […]

Is Lebanon an entrepreneur’s utopia?

Most Lebanese will say that their cuisine, one of the most popular in the Middle East, rests on their specific spices, herbs, and fresh fruits and vegetables. If you sit down to a Lebanese table, you will soon notice that presentation also plays a prominent part and that they rarely, if ever, eat alone. Its […]

Smart money talks

It had to be one of Lebanon’s top resolutions for 2016 when Banque du Liban Governor Riad Salameh pledged at the BDL Accelerate event in December to see to the establishment of an electronic stock exchange for small and medium enterprises. “Our aim for the year 2016 is to succeed in the launching of an […]

The startup state

The plans to create a successful startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem are tentatively falling into place in Lebanon. From Circular 331 to the launch of new accelerators, the sector has changed dramatically over the last five, or even three, years. Executive brings you a small overview of some of the latest developments and challenges to the […]

“Emerging Startup Ecosystems” in Beirut

The Central Bank of Lebanon (Banque du Liban / BDL) is organizing Lebanon’s second annual international startup conference – BDL Accelerate 2015 – on Thursday and Friday, the 10th and 11th of December 2015 at Forum de Beyrouth. The theme, “Emerging Startup Ecosystems”, will gather entrepreneurs, investors, and support institutions from key emerging startup ecosystems […]