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Deliver the Perfect Pitch

The business pitch is a daunting process for most entrepreneurs. A critical timeframe, it can help set key partnerships and shape a company’s future. Whether you showcase to a large audience at a conference, or to potential customers, partners, or investors, delivering a high-impact pitch is a must. In today’s competitive climate, entrepreneurs must stand
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The Basics of Pitching

  Investors such as venture capitalists and angel investors have very limited time, given the number of proposals they look into on a daily basis. That leaves you with a 15-min presentation slot (no more than 12 – 15 slides) and 15 extra minutes to answer questions. INTRODUCTION Your first slide solely consists of your
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Meet Us at SmartEX 2018

If you are attending the SmartEx Technology Exhibition held from April 25 till 28, come visit the Touch stand to learn all the Touch Innovation Program (TIP). At the touch stand, we will be hosting the 6 TIP startups so that they may pitch their startups to visitors of our stand, providing the entrepreneurs with
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Anghami: A Day of Skiing to 32 Million Downloads

It all began when Eddy Maroun was skiing in Faraya back in 2010 and wanted to listen to music on that mountain resort.  With iTunes unavailable at that time in Lebanon, his only two options were to either buy CDs and upload the music on his Ipod, or illegally download MP3s— which didn’t seem like
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What I Didn't Know About Sales

The following blog post was originally published on One Room in Beirut by Angela Solomon, Co-Founder of Jaleesa on April 11th.   If you consider ‘sales’ a dirty word, you’re not alone. Much like ‘diplomatic’, in some quarters being ‘a sales person’ is associated with lying and manipulation. I confess, even though spreading the word about
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Meet TIP Startup: Sympaticus

Sympaticus is an online psychotherapy/wellbeing platform based in Lebanon and targeting women in the MENA region. Founded by Joe Zaarour, Ramzi Nohra and Dr. Nicole Braun-Elias, Sympaticus aims to help women overcome issues such as breakup, job loss, bereavement, burnout and depression. Currently in beta, the app offers subscription-based, 6-step, 14-week personalized programs that are developed
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Meet TIP Startup: Jaleesa

Founded by Angela Solomon, Hassan Baylon and Stephanie D’Arc Taylor, Jaleesa is a Lebanon-based social impact business that connects busy parents with experienced, trusted, child carers. Their mission is to empower women to work in three ways: 1) by offering flexible, trusted childcare for a modern generation of mothers, 2) by recruiting child carers from
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Meet TIP Startup: Feel22

Based in Lebanon and founded in 2016 by Maurice Mattar and Darine Sabbagh, Feel22 is a Lebanese ecommerce website that aims to provide the widest selection of makeup, haircare, skincare, perfumes and other beauty products from top and emerging brands. Feel22 works directly or in collaboration with the majority of the top distributors and brands
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