Startup Weekend Beirut
Friday, August 31 - September 2, 2018
Friday, August 31 - September 2, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm
American University of Beirut
Welcome to Startup Weekend Beirut!
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Friday August 31st
Saturday September 1st
Sunday September 2nd
- From an Airline Executive to Hotel Management; where she managed a hotel in Abidjan/Ivory Coast (Grand Hotel)
- While with Aramex took different jobs, Country Manager for Lebanon, was given the reengineering project for both UK and France stations, then back to Lebanon Again was sent on a two years project to open West Africa offices.
Attended following trainings:Planning/Auditing/Leading & Motivating/Leadership/Developing high performance Managers/Marketing & sales /Team Building/Mentoring/Computer Skills/Customer Service /Quality & Standards /Management Development Training and many others
- President of LLWB (Lebanese League of Women in Business)
- Member of Angel Investors (Lebanese Women Angel Fund/LWAF & Cedars)
- Vice Chair of Ruwwad Altanmiya in Tripoli
- Member of the Steering Committee of UNGCL (United Nations Global Compact)
- Board member of Rural Entrepreneurs
- Member of the American Chamber of Commerce - AMCHAM - Chapter Lebanon
- Through the years and personally did participate in major social activities, inaddition to different CSR projects (under Aramex) or on her own
- Vice President of Injaz Lebanon for more than 5 years (resigned 2016)
- Vice Chair of Amideast Advisory Board (Lebanon) – resigned 2017
- 2007 was chosen by the State Department among other 5 Lebanese BusinessWomen to participate in two Conferences 1st one held in Amman and the Major onein Washington D.C., under the title (Women Business Leaders’ Summit)
- Was elected as the 1st female president for the Freight Forwarding SyndicateSucceeded in surviving through the tough years of civil war, managed to operate almost normally, most importantly ran and still run a Company with vision, transparency, flat culture and team concept. They use state of the art technology and the best standards of quality in transportation, in addition to information security.
A mother of two successful children, and a grand mother of two wonderful and exceptional grandchildren.
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
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- Recovering architect and designer, turned Social Entrepreneur, founded her first successful startup by the name of Lyl Big Designs during university years, that connected freelance designers to clients, at the moment advising several young entrepreneurs and early-stage startups while serving as CEO & Co-founder of Moubarmijand on the executive board of ISOC Lebanon. Started PiC, an NGO which was among the final 20 out of 394 worldwide initiatives, at the Hivos Social Innovation Award in the Netherlands in 2014. Currently, she advises multiple crowdfunding campaigns after two years in Heading the Projects Management Department at Zoomaal and becoming the Crowdfunding Expert in the MENA region. Turning ideas from drafts into fully working applications, and then advising them on successful campaigns. She also leads Startup Weekend with multiple themes (Startup Weekend Global Editions Competition winner for SW Beirut Environment). Startup Digest Curator Lebanon, Startup Weekend Global Facilitator, Techstars Community Leader for Lebanon.President of the class of 2017 for AMENDS at Stanford and Global Hub Coordinator Lebanon for AMENDS at Stanford. She is a natural leader with the ability to motivate both individuals and teams and has extensive experience in handling people with considerable empathy. She has developed a profound ability to turn objectives into sales and marketing driven activities to achieve results.
She is passionate about innovations and sustainable projects that can make a difference to the world and enable other people to a better quality of life with better solutions. She actively supports entrepreneurship and women in business. She recently initiated 105hours.com in December 2017, an online platform that enables entrepreneurs everywhere in the world to connect with mentors for help, free of charge. Layal also served as a co-founder and helped put into work Cycling Circle and Deghri Messengers. The first bicycle messenger service in the MENA region. She also gives workshops and motivational talks in multiple functions and serves as a mentor, coach, judge, speaker and panelist in different competitions. She's the girl from Lebanon's tech women entrepreneurs campaign "Who is Layal?" Chosen as part of the Youth Solutions Report 2017 for organizations shaping the world by the United Nations. And was selected as a ChangeMaker for the CMX in Dubai by Ashoka for 2017, AMENDS Delegate for 2017 at Oxford University and the TechWomen Program 2017 an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Layal is the Winner of the #Shabab2030 competition by MBC Hope, Dubai January 2018 and chosen by ICANN for the ICANN61 fellowship in Puerto Rico March 2018.
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