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A Sit with 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 and trusted child carers. We had a chat with Angela to better understand the startup’s solution as well as the team’s experience with the TIP program so far. Q: Why did you
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Dox, Solving Battery Problems

Founded in 2017 by Nicolas Jamal, Dox is software as a service (SaaS) startup providing a battery predictive maintenance platform that will help fleet owners eliminate inventory costs and site visits while improving the reliability of their batteries with the use of their cutting-edge machine learning algorithm. Dox’s software works on any type of battery
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The Program Flow with Dentiflow

Founded in 2016 by Samir Khattar and Lucien Chemaly, Dentiflow is a cloud-based practice management platform tailored for dentists that allows them to optimize and manage every facet of their business from patient records storage to scheduling, billing and more. To find out more about Dentiflow, we sat down with co-founder Samir Khattar and discussed
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Feel22, So Far So Good

Based in Lebanon and founded in 2016 by Maurice Mattar and Darine Sabbagh, Feel22, one of the six participating startups in TIP, is the leading online beauty shop in Lebanon with over 10,000 products from more than 300 international brands. After about 2 months since the launch of the TIP program, we sat down with its
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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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