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The Benefits of Having a Mentor

Part of what makes startup ecosystems successful is mentorship. A high proportion of entrepreneurs who succeed, go on to mentor and support other entrepreneurs who are just getting underway with their startups. However, established entrepreneurs are not the only mentors around; startups can also seek help from a variety of individuals such as industry professionals,
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Guide to First VC Meet

Entrepreneurs often seek out venture capitalists (VCs) to seek early stage fundraising for their startup. The process of finding the right VC for your startup, managing to get through to them, and leaving a worthy impression often proves challenging. Below is a set of guidelines to prepare you as an entrepreneur, for when you seek
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6 Startups Chosen to Take Part in TIP’s 2nd Cycle

After the successful conclusion of TIP’s first round on the 19th of September, Touch opened its doors for new startups to join TIP’s Second Cycle. 10 semi-finalists were chosen to pitch in front of an esteemed panel of judges consisting of Lara Fadlallah from MIC Ventures; Maya Rahal from MITEF Pan Arab Region; Omar Christidis
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The Lean Startup

There is a mainstream belief that a 5-year business plan is a prerequisite to launching a startup; that an entrepreneur must forecast income, profits, cash flow, services, products, risks and what else, before bothering to raise money. Once an entrepreneur is equipped with a solid business plan and minimal risks, only then can they approach
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Applications for the 2nd Cycle of TIP are now open.

Touch Innovation Program (TIP) is calling Lebanese startups for the second round of application after a successful first round in March 2018, in which 6 startups were selected: Dentiflow, Dox, Ecomz, Feel22, Jaleesa, and Sympaticus. TIP launched in January 2018, in partnership with Arabnet, and its mission has been to select high-potential entrepreneurs as “touch
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How to Nail Your Elevator Pitch

In previous posts, we’ve covered the basics of pitching and what it takes to deliver the perfect pitch.   How about the elevator pitch?   What is an elevator pitch? It simply is a condensed version of your regular pitch, which should be easy to understand. Imagine that you’ve walked into an elevator to find this
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Startup Branding 101

Entrepreneurs invest a lot of time, energy and money into launching their startup. The hours are fueled with excitement, anxiety, and a sense of urgency to launch and generate revenue before running out of seed capital. The marketplace is filled with competition, hence the need for a startup to differentiate; and this is where branding
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