Networking961 officialy opens GEW Lebanon 2014



For the second consecutive year, BADER, the host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon 2014, officially opened the week with its annual flagship networking party, Networking961, gathering attendees from all across Lebanon’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.


The party hosted on November 18 at Concrete 1994, gathered over 400 attendees from investors, startup enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and support organizations for an evening of networking.


Networking961 was held this year in its fifth edition, with the active participation of Speed Lebanon‘s upcoming accelerator, Berytech, Middle East Venture Partners and Wamda. Also in line was Zoomal, the leading regional crowdfunding platform, and community partner Etihad Airways.

BADER aims at having key players of the entrepreneurial scene in Lebanon present at Networking961 to ensure an optimal networking opportunity for everyone participating. 


Announcement of BADER Startup Cup winners


BADER took the opportunity to announce the winners of BADER Startup Cup, a unique 6-month business model competition to help entrepreneurs with ideas and early stage startups accelerate their ventures into the market. Startup Cup is also a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.


The 3rd place went to Ki, a solution that eliminates the need for usernames and passwords, with their USB device users will be able to securely log into all of their accounts.


The 2nd place went to Kitchen Confidential, a gourmet catering company that is transforming “Fast Food”, pastries and desserts into their healthy but tasty version.


And the 1st prize went to Energy24, which introduced a new technology in Lebanon: ” Energy Storage Technology”, allowing the storage of large amounts of electric energy into a new type of battery during long power outages.


On Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon 2014


Moreover, the celebration served as a platform to launch the 2014 Global Entreprenuship Week Lebanon, an annual event that celebrates entrepreneurship worldwide and witnesses the participation of 150 countries. The week includes 20 thousands events bringing together millions of entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to promote entrepreneurship by building businesses that drive economic growth and help generate new job opportunities.


As the official host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon for 2014, BADER collaborated with over 60 partner organizations and 7 media partners covering this year’s Entrepreneurship Week and organizing over 40 entrepreneurial events from the 17th to the 23rd of November. The diverse activities of the year’s Entrepreneurial Week in Lebanon extended outside Beirut to the North, Saida and Zahle and also stretched out till the end of November.


Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program is in partnership with Bank Audi.


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