The Rise of the Lebanese Startup Ecosystem

Around 5 years ago, equity financing for startups and new businesses in Lebanon and the region was nearly nonexistent. However, in 2014, with advising from the World Bank and EU, Banque du Liban (BDL) issued Circular 331. The circular aimed to incentivize commercial banks to support entrepreneurship by guaranteeing up to 75% of the value
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The Importance of Incubators and Accelerators

Startup founders often turn to accelerators or incubators for guidance, and to fast track their learning process. Most people assume that both ‘accelerators’ and ‘incubators’ represent the same concept. Accelerators and incubators both help startups steer clear of mistakes new businesses make, and help connect them to appropriate parties that can help them further. However,
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touch doubles up on partnerships – working with Antwork to develop co-working space and with ArabNet to launch the “touch Innovation Program” (TIP)

TIP is an innovative platform to empower rising Lebanese entrepreneurs touch, the leading mobile telecommunications and data operator in Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, announced the launch of the “touch Innovation Program” (TIP) in partnership with ArabNet, at an event on January 30 hosted at the touch Lab, under the patronage and in the presence
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