Video Recaps: Startup Challenge

In February 2015, in association with Open Innovation Week, a Startup Challenge was launched to catalyze and support entrepreneurs in Lebanon. Watch the highlight video here:

Watch an interview with Startup Challenge mentor Claudio Vandi of Numa:

In July 2015, one of the winning teams from the Open Innovation Week Startup Challenge traveled to London for a study tour of its entrepreneurship ecosystem. In this interview, Emile Arayes, Co-Founder of Modeo Systems, recaps the study tour and explains how access to London's FabLab and other spaces is helping him launch his business.

The study tour was organized by the UK Lebanon Tech Hub in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholders. It is one of many activities supporting the objectives of the Mobile Internet Ecosystem Project; learn more at