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Lebanese startup launches website putting all banks at your fingertips and aims beyond – Bnooki.com

Bnooki.com allows anyone to find the best loans, accounts and credit cards from almost any bank in Lebanon, compare the results and directly apply

Bnooki SAL proudly announces the launch and upgrade of bnooki.com , the first banking comparison website in Lebanon. Bnooki.com enables consumers to compare a range of products including mortgages, loans, credit cards and accounts from more than 20 banks in Lebanon and submit an application to the one they choose for free.

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Colonel Beer: From Venture To Adventure.

Resilient. Pioneering. Innovative. These are just some of the words that best describe Lebanon’s entrepreneurial landscape. And Jamil Haddad, the latest entrepreneur to emerge from this world, fits the description entirely.

Born and raised in Batroun, Jamil is an adventurer at heart. Growing up, he always had a desire for new experiences and spent much of his time camping, enjoying the outdoors, and windsurfing at Batroun’s famous spot “Colonel.” That very spot inspired the name of Jamil’s new endeavor, the Colonel Project, a microbrewery that produces and fosters the culture of high quality craft beer, on a green platform in the heart of Batroun city.

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Campus Society: A New Social Media Website for Mideast Students, Professors and Alumni

An innovative social media website launched on Monday hoping to replace the cumbersome Facebook group to which AUB students normally turn to for campus inquiries. Campus Society, the brainchild of AUB alumnus Oliver Muller and Georgetown graduate Rashid Ajami, offers a more interactive platform to AUB users.

The start-up was launched by the tech-savvy duo at a crucial time when tensions have grown high on campus due to lack of transparency by the administration and a scheduled increase in tuition fees, compelling frustrated students to turn to social media to voice their concerns.

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ArabNet Beirut 2014 Opening

Under the High Patronage of H.E.

President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman

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Online Transactions in Levant Total $4 Billion, to Grow at 25% as Consumer Behavior Changes

Beirut, February 17, 2014: The MENA region is the fastest growing e-commerce region in the world, with online shopping reaching $1 billion and online transactions totaling a stellar $15 billion (1) --a 45% YoY increase (2).

Omar Soudoudi, Managing Director at Payfort, says that e-commerce growth will remain at 25%, higher than any other region worldwide. According to Omar, the biggest opportunity in e-commerce in 2014 is directed towards mobile. “Currently, m-transactions represent 10% of total e-commerce spending, but it is expected to grow by almost 20% by 2015,” says Omar.

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Escape From Paradise: A Game Inspired by the Happenings in the Middle East

Escape From Paradise

A game inspired by the happenings in the Middle East

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Patrick Kass Hanna and Rabih El Khodr Lebanon Cisco Entrepreneur Institute

Meet Patrick and Rabih, new business associates and friends. They met at a “Growing a Business” workshop at AMIDEAST’s Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and, by the end of the workshop four months later, were business associates and friends.

Patrick is the founder of EMAGINE Web Solutions, a website development and online marketing agency based in Zgharta, in northern Lebanon. He enrolled in the “Growing a Business” workshop to take his business to the next level.

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300 Startup Fans Gather at Bader's Flagship Event

Networking961 is an annual networking event organized by Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program with the goal of gathering entrepreneurs, startup fans and investors under the same roof, in order to exchange ideas and discuss business opportunities.

This year’s Networking961 event took place on the 19th of November at Rooj rooftop lounge in Hamra, and acted as the official opening of Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon 2013, which Bader was also hosting.

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Three Startups Representing Lebanon in the Web Summit in Dublin!

The Web Summit is a global gathering of the world's leading thinkers and doers in technology. It hosts over tens of thousands of the brightest minds every year and allows people to network, meet with journalists and connect with potential investors. The Summit is without a doubt the most awaited event of the year by entrepreneurs and anyone with a great tech idea or business will benefit from attending in many ways.

Among the 10,000 other attendees arriving from the four corners of the world, the Arab world - despite all the political tensions reigning the region - was still represented by several startups coming from the Gulf, Middle East, and North Africa. From Lebanon, six startups attended the event of which three had a stand in the exhibition area.

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DarebniTV and Abdul Latif Jameel Group sign interactive vocational training production agreement

This story is provided by MIT Enterprise Forum- Pan Arab Region

Language, computer and other necessary business skills can decide on a person’s employability in today’s job market. Seeing the struggle and wanting to help the youth, Marwan Ziadat founded DarebniTV, a Jordanian based online vocational training portal that aims to empower the Arab youth employability with video-based Arabic content.

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