How a Father’s Death Inspired a Startup

Ziad Sankari learned his father’s heart attack could have been prevented. So he got to work. For Ziad Sankari, a family tragedy was the spur that got him to start a business. Twelve years ago, his father died of a heart attack—a painful loss in itself, but even more so when Mr. Sankari learned that […]

“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 […]

Lebanon’s newest online startups

As Lebanon’s entrepreneurial spirit continues to gather momentum despite the country’s dire economic conditions, several young and hungry entrepreneurs have rolled up their sleeves and set up shop online. Executive spoke to three new Lebanese online startups: a party supplier and two search engines, one for banking products and one for local fashion items. Facing […]