Global Entrepreneurship Forum – Lebanon – June 23rd 2010

| Jun 8, 2010 | comment 1 Comment

Following TechWadi‘s entrepreneurship conferences in Silicon Valley in March and Washington DC in April, they’re organizing their first Global Entrepreneurship Forum in Beirut, Lebanon, on June 23 2010 at the AUB Olayan School of Business.

The goal of the conference is to build the necessary bridges between business leaders in the US and the MENA region, acting as a platform for cross-border partnerships to accelerate the development of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Forum will bring together regional investors, executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers who all have interest in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Arab world, as well as a delegation led by the US State Department including prominent investors and entrepreneurs seeking to expand cross-border ties with the MENA region.

The agenda for the conference is as follows:

9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome, introduction of special guests, conference objectives

Dolly Chammas & Tony Feghali

9:40 -

10:00

Promoting Entrepreneurship: the MENA Region

The US Government’s policies, plans, and initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Greg Behrman, Policy Planning, US State Department

10:00 -

10:30

Entrepreneurship: Journey to Silicon Valley

The founder of the world’s most successful incubator discusses the secret ingredients of Silicon Valley – and how to recreate them in Lebanon

Saeed Amidi, General Partner, GTIP

Networking Break
10:45 -

11:45

Launching from Solid Ground

The key role of Mentors and Incubators in building the support infrastructure for start-ups and promising emerging growth companies in the US and MENA

Nicolas Rouhana, Director, Berytech

11:45 -

12:45

Venture Investing and Ecosystem: Needs and Opportunities in Lebanon and the Middle East

VC best practices, multi-stage fund management, seed and growth capital, technology transfer, target markets, and global expansion opportunities

Ossama Hassanein, General Partner, GTIP

Networking Break
13:00 -

14:00

Shining Stars

An inspiring cadre of seasoned entrepreneurs share stories of success, growth, and (God forbid!) failure

Magid Abraham, Founder and CEO, comScore

14:00 -

15:00

Lunch & Networking

Seating is quite limited, and registration is required to be able to attend. To register for the event, you can do so here.

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