Aspiring Entrepreneurs Thrive Despite Internet Blackout
Due to the malfunctioning of the IMEWE international fiber optic line linking Lebanon to international internet capacities, Lebanon plunged into an internet blackout Wednesday evening. However, this did not stop 30 aspiring entrepreneurs focused on founding the next big startup from demonstrating their skills in typical entrepreneurial fashion.
The applicants were the 30 chosen designers from the 2012 Seeqnce Accelerator Program (SqP2012), all of whom passed the first stage of selection. The internet blackout began a few minutes before the first Shuffle, which was taking at the Seeqnce Accelerator Space in Hamra, an evaluation event designed to test and assess their skills as a further process of elimination and gradual progression towards SqP2012's final 8 startups.