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A conversation with Chilean changemakers

How can Lebanon and Chile collaborate to promote entrepreneurship and innovation?

Download the flyer and view the Chileans' profiles here.

In just a few years, Chile’s startup ecosystem has transformed the country into the entrepreneurial hub of Latin America. In July 2015, the Chilean changemakers behind this transformation will visit Lebanon for a study tour, knowledge exchange, and dynamic transfer of ideas and actions that promote innovation.

The Chilean delegates include leaders and entrepreneurs from Startup Chile, Santiago MakerSpace, SociaLab, and the brand-new Ideas Factory, and on July 23 they will share their experiences with Lebanese startup and innovation ecosystem stakeholders in a public forum.

Registration is available here. Space is limited. A networking reception will follow.

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to May 2

Tech For Kids - A 21st Century Skills Education Workshop

This program introduces school children to open methodologies and tools - such as Lego®, Scratch and other technologies - that can help address social challenges while promoting experiential and hands-on learning in schools.

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Children will learn not only new technologies but also skills like team work, problem solving, and creativity. Teachers will also be exposed to these open and collaborative methodologies.

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to Feb 22

Startup Challenge

In collaboration with the World Bank, Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program is organizing The Startup Challenge, which allows young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to start their entrepreneurial journey with the help of dedicated mentors and experts from various fields.

During Open Innovation Week Lebanon, on February 21-22 and in partnership with Altcity, BADER organized an Ideation Workshop which served as a platform for applicants to come up with ideas to face the biggest challenges in the country. After thorough observation and examination, 10 teams were chosen to take part in the competition.

Learn more at www.startupchallengelb.com

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to Feb 28

Open Innovation Week

Open Innovation Week aims to support a growing community around open source software, hardware, disruptive and creative art. Local & international experts from Stanford's d.School, MIT, CartoDB, FabLab, and Google will lead workshops and provide support around topics ranging from 3D design and printing to mobile apps and data visualization - all using open source tools and methods. View the draft flyer here, or visit FB.com/OpenLB for the latest news and updates.

The Week will also feature a mini-innovation competition in which aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch solutions to challenges and compete for slots for business acceleration over the coming months. View the Startup Challenge website here.

This website will be updated soon after the activity with documents, presentations, videos, and other material covered at the Open Innovation Week.

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to Oct 22

Workshop: Strengthening Lebanon's Mobile Internet Ecosystem

  • Abdallah Beyhum Beirut Lebanon (map)
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In October 2014, stakeholders from Lebanon's mobile internet ecosystem convene for a collaborative workshop to co-design a Mobile Innovation Hub - or MIHub - to support entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in Lebanon. Visit the Latest News section for more information and multimedia including photos.

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