EVENT DETAILS

LAUNCH Summit 2016:

● Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9am5pm
● Host Location: Ecole Superior des Affairs (ESA), Clemenceau, Beirut
● CoOrganizers: Techstars, AltCity, Smart ESA, Torch, BootcampLB
● Target Audience: 500+ people selected by application, from across the innovation landscape in Lebanon and MENA

The Lebanese and MENA startup ecosystem has come together to create the first forum that
focuses on the early-stage innovation and startup process. Our goal is to create a simple and yet
holistic roadmap that will guide entrepreneurs in their journey from coming up with an
innovative idea to finding their first customer or first investor. Successful entrepreneurs and
mentors will guide participants through different tracks and sectors, facilitating meetings with
investors, accelerators,support institutions and industry experts. This ensures that every
participant will get maximum benefit from the event to launch them on their way to a strong and
growing startup. All community partners are tapping into their extensive networks of
professionals from all sectors to ensure a powerful day-long conference, and ongoing engaging
and impact long after Sep 22nd. Join us!

    The LAUNCH Summit 2016 key dates:

  • September 20: Techstars Community Leaders MENA Summit, 2016
  • September 21: Startup Campus: Innovate Your Campus 1-Day Academy
  • LAUNCH Summit 2016: September 22, 9am-6pm

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Event website: www.LAUNCHSummit.co
Event facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/510791819108286/
AltCity Bootcamp program,: Website

Video link: AltCity & Bootcamp celebrated the Lebanese ecosystem with this video


A few interesting links about the country…

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2016/Jul-12/361592-beirut-defies-all-odds-as-one-of-worlds-best-cities.ashx

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-01-08/the-50-most-beautiful-cities-in-the-world

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-01-08/the-50-most-beautiful-cities-in-the-world/11

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Local/2016/Jun-28/359326-beirut-third-most-expensive-city-in-mena.ashx?utm_source=Magnet&utm_medium=Related%20Articles%20widget&utm_campaign=Magnet%20tools

http://blogbaladi.com/beirut-third-most-expensive-city-to-live-in-the-region-after-dubai-abu-dhabi/
… third most expensive, 10th according to quality of life in MENA, 180th globally … interesting ironies here.

If you would like to know more about the trip and the program, please let us know. We are planning a google hangout with the local representatives to talk about the program and answer any questions you may have. Even if you are unable to travel with us, but are still interested in the types of things The Seed is doing internationally this is a perfect opportunity to get engaged. Contact Luke Krueger: lkrueger@vaangels.com