At Mix N’ Mentor Beirut, we got to play the role of nosy reporters, dragging five mentors away from their sessions and getting them to answer personal questions on camera.
The resulting videos offer a unique snapshot into the life of an entrepreneur, showing that people who have achieved the designation of ‘Wamda mentor’ struggle with the same daily challenges as people who are just starting out. Just because these five entrepreneurship experts – Sohrab Jahanbani, founder of GoNabit.com; Elie Habib, founder of Anghami; Rabih Nassar, founder of Apstrata; Dr. Philip Boigner, VP of Investments at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority; and Oussama Ammar, founder of French accelerator/investment fund TheFamily have achieved a measure of success in their respective sectors, doesn't mean that running their businesses is suddenly a walk in the park.
In the second video in the series, Sohrab Jahanbani recounts how he met Dan Stuart, with whom he founded daily deals site GoNabit.com, which was acquired by Living Social a year and a half later. Elie Habib recalls having started a business with a former employee who could play Anghami ringtones on the keyboard. Oussama Ammar’s cofounder went as far as crashing a party to get a meeting with him, and Philip Boigner has a history of college daze debauchery with his cofounder.
Check out the previous video in the series here.