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Live Love Recycle: Nothing Goes to Waste

Lebanon faces a waste management crisis. In 2015, our nation was covered in plastic with photos spreading all over the globe. Its people were furious, sad, and confounded to see the roads, rivers, seas, hills, and valleys full of untreated waste. Our government attempted to fast remedy this issue by adding fresh waste sites instead
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Degree Fraud: a Thing of the Past with BlocRecs

Degree fraud is unfortunately a common phenomenon observed in Lebanon. In October, the Higher Education Council fined 3 universities as a judicial investigation was launched into allegations the institutions were involved in cash-for-degrees schemes. LAU student Hanady Al Ahmadieh saw the problem and wanted to change the situation. She was learning about blockchain and “how
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Spike for a Healthier Future

Worldwide healthcare expenditure has increased from $7.7 trillion in 2013 to $9.6 trillion in 2018. Digital transformation has an impact on Healthcare sector far beyond the product by taking into account the information dimension, which is accentuating the sector’s worldwide growth by a combined annual growth rate of 21% from $61 Billion to $233 Billion
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Internet of Trees Re-Invent Agriculture in Lebanon

Lebanon’s agriculture needs a revolution and everyone ought to be part of it. The sector faces big difficulties: land is under farmed, younger generations are becoming less and less interested in agriculture, and national support to the sector is mainly limited to international donor programs, with little coordination to develop a national strategy with the Ministry of Agriculture. Lebanon has the human capital to combine science with
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Education of the Future with Cherpa

Digital education is gradually gaining importance every year in an increasingly interconnected world. Lebanon may be behind in terms of classroom technology, but some NGOs and public or private actors are attempting to make Educational Technology common in the country. Despite the fact that 80% of public schools are equipped with computer labs, only 63%
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Have What It Takes to Scale Your Startup?

Scaling a business isn’t easy, too fast and the startup could stumble when entering new markets or geographies, too slow and it could mean death. A large number of startups typically become inactive after their 1st round of funding. With a large percentage of startups (around 70%) struggling with scalability, or the ability to multiply
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Touch Welcomes 7 Innovators Joining TIP’s Cycle 3

As the 2nd cycle nears its end, the touch Innovation Program (TIP) eagerly held a new pitching round session on the 5th of April at touch HQ, where 11 semi-finalists took the stage hoping to join the anticipated 3rd cycle. The semi-finalists pitched their products/services to a renowned panel of judges consisting of Alexandre Hawath,
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How to Perfect your Pitch to Corporates

Corporates are increasingly looking beyond their companies and employees for innovation, especially when it comes to new and emerging technologies. Every corporate needs to adopt new technologies to survive. But with the speed at which technology is evolving, instead of creating solutions within the companies, large corporates look at collaborating with innovative startups that are
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