Against all odds, Lebanon is developing a highly innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem. With a growing number of incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms paired with the support from the Central Bank of Lebanon, the capital is quickly progressing into a powerful startup hub in the Arab world.
These initiatives alongside the emerging entrepreneurial spirit in Beirut are leading the way for a booming era for digital disruption. BDL Accelerate is at the heart of this emerging tech boom, bringing together international and regional entrepreneurs, startups, investors, and advisors under one roof for a three-day unparalleled experiential journey.
BDL Accelerate 2016 is Lebanon's 3rd annual international conference, one of the biggest and most influential on the Mediterranean and MENA.
Building on last year's success, BDL Accelerate 2016 will span 3 days from November 3 till 5 at the Forum De Beyrouth, anticipating over 10,000 attendees from all around the world, bringing professionals, entrepreneurs, and students under one roof. The conference will feature 10 tracks running in parallel, including the newly brought Innovation, Executive, Academy, and Awards tracks.
Seasoned entrepreneurs and influencers from the startup community like Alexander Asseily and Mike Butcher will be among the panel of speakers to share insights, techniques, and methods indispensable for the aspiring MENA entrepreneur.
BDL Accelerate 2016’s theme is “Innovation: Intrapreneurship VS Entrepreneurship”, showcasing innovations by enterprises (intrapreneurship) and startups (entrepreneurship) alike, highlighting their different methods to innovation.