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Importance of Leadership for Startups’ Growth

We tend to see startup entrepreneurs as visionary leaders, coming up with the ideas, directing the team and ultimately taking responsibility for the success or failure of a company. And, yet, there are countless examples of companies with good ideas that have failed because of poor leadership, and companies that have thrived despite merely decent ideas. At least,
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The Benefits of Co-Working Spaces

Shared workspaces are booming and transforming the working environment. At the same time, remote work is growing and expanding at the expense of physical workspaces. At first glance, remote work may seem like a more feasible and cost-efficient option for entrepreneurs or startups. But sharing space is beneficial for business growth. Co-working spaces promote interaction and
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The State of the Lebanese Ecosystem after 5 years

From the moment of the circular 331’s publication in August 2013, the Lebanese ecosystem has grown with each passing year. This growth allowed for the demystification of the entrepreneurship definition; people understand that this journey is not the easy way out for it requires much hard work and dedication. From then on, the ecosystem thrived
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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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