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Applications Open for Fourth Cycle!

The first corporate accelerator program in Lebanon, the Touch Innovation Program (TIP) is calling all entrepreneurs to apply for the upcoming 4th cycle for a chance to join and grow with the support of the Touch team. Through its three cycles, the program has selected 19 innovative startups from 109 applications. Every six months, 6-7
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TIP Empowers BlocRecs: A Blockchain-Powered Academic Degree Ledger

Bitcoin might have been the media darling back during the cryptocurrency heydays, but it was the underlying technology that powered it that really caught the imagination of tech experts. Fast forward a decade, and up-and-coming entrepreneurs continue to harness its potential with innovative applications.  BlocRecs, a concoction by Hanady Al Ahmadieh and Amir Abdel Bakie,
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How to Validate Your Startup

Since we established the importance and benefits of validating your startup last week, in this post, we are going to share tips on how to validate your startup idea.  However, if you’re still not convinced and are considering skipping this crucial step in building your startup, below is a figure that highlights the top reasons
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The Importance of Validating Your Startup

A scenario we constantly see with fresh and young entrepreneurs is when they get an idea that seems amazing and decide to turn it into a business. Excitedly, they put together a 5 year business plan forecasting income, profits, and cash flow. They feel good about themselves – that is until they discover the business
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The Perfect Pairing: Corporates and Startups

Startups are popping around with some of the most innovative ideas disrupting multiple sectors. They usually are skilled in one field and may be experts in that area. However, startups tend to lack in structure and need expertise in marketing, accounting, legal, human resources, among others. To truly be able to scale and grow, they
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Startup Storytime: A Tale of Unicorns

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional online network with more than 106 million monthly active members. Most employers today search for applicant accounts on LinkedIn after receiving CVs. Virtual presence on LinkedIn has become a must for professionals, employers and employees alike. LinkedIn has also found its place on an academic level. In 2016, high
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Effective Sales Techniques

On Tuesday the 20th of August, Touch Lab hosted a workshop entitled ‘Effective Sales Techniques’ facilitated by Ghassan Nawfal aka. Gus, Commercial Director at Arabnet. The main focus of the workshop was to open the minds of the startups and Touch Executives on what are the simple yet most effective ways for us to tackle
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Increased Corporate Appetite in the MENA Region

The MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem has been attracting global and regional attention, with an increased investor appetite and interest in the region’s startups. In terms of investment, $674 million was invested in 255 deals in 2018 with the UAE dominating the entrepreneurial activity with the highest share of investors, number of deals, and value of deals,
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