Techstars Startup Weekend Beirut- Refugee Edition

    Friday, August 30 - September 1, 2019


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Techstars Startup Weekend Beirut- Refugee Edition

Friday, August 30 - September 1, 2019



Friday, August 30 - September 1, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

AntWork

Beirut, Lebanon

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Startup Weekend Beirut- Refugee Edition

Startup Weekends are a series of 54-hour weekend programs designed to bring an intense, learning-by-action experience. It creates an environment that brings developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

Startup Weekend-Refugee Edition brings local and refugee communities to create more significant opportunities and develop creative tech solutions together.

Leaders from the tech community will mentor teams through the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, teams will pitch their solutions to a judges panel of tech and community leaders. Selected winning team will get week-long training from startup experts during Startup Roadshow bootcamp and get the opportunity to win $15,000 and a trip to Amsterdam to present their ideas during SPARK Ignite 2019.

This event is part of Startup Roadshow, the world’s first startup competition for Syrian entrepreneurs across the Middle East. The competition will train 100 teams of entrepreneurs through a series of bootcamps in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, while awarding the top startups with cash prizes of up to $15.000. The three top winners will also get an all-expense paid trip to Amsterdam, to pitch during the Ignite 2019 conference.By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday August 30th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday August 31st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 1st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Beirut- Refugee Edition team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Beirut is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Anas
    Alchalabi
  • Nicolas
    Farah
  • Harout
    Mardirossian
  • Anas
    Alchalabi

Facilitators


Anas Alchalabi
International Product Manager

Entrepreneurial and Driven Product Manager in the EdTech industry with experience in +20 Projects, leading 5 project in the Startup and Tech industry. Since 2012 he worked with Media Agencies, Human Rights Organizations, Governments, Startups and Accelerators from the USA, UK and EU for Social Innovation and Development Programs in MENA, he then joined the UN to tackle one of the biggest Educational Programs in the Middle East, Anas is also a Lead Organizer for Techstars where he supported the development of the local startup community in the middle east. His background includes expertise in Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Software development, Education and Research.




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