Yes, you can innovate in Lebanon, despite the "turmoil", noisy neighbors and a territory you can cross by foot in a few days.
As we explore emerging markets to detect how these countries innovate and foster entrepreneurship and tech ecosystems, we attended Arabnet conference 2014, a great place to collide with the local geeks and a broader generation of entrepreneurs from the Levant region.
MENA is quite a huge place to explore, demographics is poised to increase, and they remain quite an untapped market. This is why we go there to see what happen and share these stories with you.
What's the story behind Lebanon recent wave of innovative startups like Instabeat (connected swim goggles)? Did you know the Central Bank was betting as much as 1% of the local economy to the knowledge economy? And with 12M diasporans for 4M "homeland" citizens, there's quite a network of Lebanese you can leverage when thinking of scaling a startup.
Come with us in this discovery of a tiny country with a giant heart and quite a will for innovation, and follow us on www.innovationiseverywhere.com, we've already been to Malaysia, Iran, Hong Kong, Kenya, and will go to Shenzhen, Nigeria, Chile, Israel...
Because Innovation is Everywhere : )