Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lebanon
IdeaSpace Challenge DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL SATURDAY, Nov 22, 3pm.
As part of "Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lebanon (Nov 17-23)", you are invited to take part in a lively, engaging, and participatory discussion about development challenges in Lebanon (social, economic, environmental, et cetera), assets we have in Lebanon (people, climate, location, etc), potential solutions to development challenges, and possible uses of technology that could help. The discussion and brainstorming session, hosted by RootSpace and Network Operations & Consultancy Center (inocc.com), will be very engaging and fully participatory, so please come and join us!
Saturday, 1-2:30pm, MENA ICT Conference Hall at Termium Tech Expo, BIEL
Please forward on the invite to anyone who might be interested!
You will also have a last-chance to enter the IdeaSpace Challenge at this event... the purpose of the IdeaSpace Challenge is to foster collaboration and entrepreneurship around sustainable and market-based solutions for addressing development needs. You just need to fill out a simple form and answer a few questions about your idea in one of the two Challenge fields (1: mobile technology; or 2: sustainable energy), and be eligible to win prizes!
The awards will be given at the GEW-Lebanon closing ceremony on Sunday, Nov 23, at 7:30pm also at the MENA ICT Conference Hall at Termium Tech Expo in BIEL.
Civil society and development workers, technologists, and entrepreneurs are all invited to take part in both!
Not all entrepreneurship is created equal, and not all entrepreneurship has the same impact on society, economic development, sustainable development, or job creation. While (almost) all entrepreneurship can create jobs and provide people with an income, we focus on two sub-sets of entrepreneurship:
• innovative entrepreneurship
• social entrepreneurship
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The Goal: Using MOBILE TECHNOLOGY to address a critical need in Lebanon.
Mobile Technology Resources and Articles:
Media Coverage of GEW-Lebanon
Nov 15, 2008
*** Press Advisory – For Immediate Release ***
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008 around the world was a great success. In Lebanon, with only 6+ weeks to plan, we did some great stuff, and we laid a great foundation. Plans are already underway to make GEW-Lebanon 2009 even more exciting! Initial discussions will start in Lebanon in the spring of 2009. Let us know if you want to participate, support, organize, or otherwise help to make the event a fantastic success.
Special thanks to all the sponsors, partners,
and supporters who are making
Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lebanon possible.
Pecha Kucha and RootSpace Present:
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and
Design for Sustainable