Mix N Mentor Beirut

Mix n Mentor Beirut is a full day event with a unique format, that forges deep long lasting connections between entrepreneurs and mentors.


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Event Overview

  • What is it?

    Mix N’ Mentor brings together promising entrepreneurs with top regional and global mentors. Thanks to its unique format and high profile delegates, 74% of past participants say they saw a direct improvement on their business.

  • Mentorship sessions

    At the core of the event are the mentorship sessions. Entrepreneurs will be matched with mentors based on profiles and needs. Various topics will be addressed throughout the sessions.

  • Workshops

    There will be a number of workshops all throughout the event, ranging from User Acquisition to Public Speaking.

  • Fireside Chat

    At the end of the day, the whole group comes together to reflect on learnings in a fun, collaborative and very casual setting.

  • Networking

    Mix N’ Mentor is designed to be a cosy event. No speeches or panels, it’s all about peer to peer learning and networking with high quality mentors. Entrepreneurs will build new connections and deepen old ones.

Mentors (22)

  • Abdallah Yafi

    Managing Partner at Y Venture Partners

    Abdallah has more than 13 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technology, strategy and management consulting across the Middle East, Europe and North America. In addition to being an active angel investor, Abdallah is the managing GP at B&Y Venture Partners, a Lebanese Investment fund that invests globally and supports high impact entrepreneurs in building high growth ventures. Abdallah is former founder with a couple of online marketplace ventures under his belt and a successful track record of exiting companies in Canada and the UK. Abdallah previously served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Strategy Committee of Big Bus Tours, the leading global operator of open-top sightseeing and recently co-led a large private equity exit transaction of the business. Between 2002 and 2008, Abdallah held a Management Consultant position with CSC and a Manager position with Accenture France. Abdallah holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.

  • Abed Agha

    Managing Director at Vinelab

    Abed is the founder and Managing Director at Vinelab, a digital entertainment company based in the UAE and serving broadcast, music and sports entities in the MENA region with digital executions. Vinelab clients include MBC Group, Rotana Media Group, Sony Music, Nancy Ajram, Magida El Roumi, and others. Prior to Vinelab, Abed cofounded Rab3i TV, the first free-to-air interactive social network on TV and experienced 12 years spanning investments, media and telecoms across the US, South East Asia and the GCC.

  • Alain Mayni

    Client Partner at Facebook

  • Asmahan Zein

    General Manager at Infofort Lebanon

  • Con O'Donnell

    Co-founder at Riseup Summit

  • Fadi Ghandour

    Executive Chairman at Wamda

    Executive Chairman at Wamda Capital. Fadi is cofounder and executive chairman at Wamda and managing partner at Wamda Capital. He is deeply involved in supporting entrepreneurship in the region, holding advisory and board roles with MENA Venture Investments, Abraaj Capital, Endeavor Global, the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and the American University of Beirut. He also founded Ruwwad for Development, a regional initiative which helps disadvantaged communities overcome marginalization. Fadi Ghandour founded ARAMEX and served for 30 years as the company’s CEO.

  • Ghaith Yafi

    Managing Partner at Y Venture Partners

    Ghaith Yafi has more than 13 years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate finance and direct investments, primarily with early-stage companies in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. In addition to being an angel investor, Ghaith is also a Managing GP at B&Y Venture Partners, a Beirut-based Venture Capital fund that invests globally with a focus on the ICT sector. He is also a former entrepreneur himself with a successful track record having founded and exited a couple of companies in Canada and the UK. Ghaith previously served on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of Big Bus Tours, the leading global operator of open-top sightseeing and recently co-led a large private equity exit transaction of the business. Prior to that, Ghaith spent more than 6 years in Investment Banking working for Houlihan Lokey, HSBC and Société Générale Investment Banking in France. Ghaith holds a Masters degree in Finance and Management from ESCP-Europe (France) and a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor degree from McGill University (Canada).

  • Hala Fadel

    Fund Manager at Comgest

  • Hasan Haidar

    Venture Partner at 500Startups

  • Herve Cuviliez

    CEO at Diwanee

  • Khaled Talhouni

    Managing Partner at Wamda Capital

    Khaled is a career venture capitalist and currently Managing Partner at Wamda Capital. He started his career at Dubai International Capital where he supported the development of the MENA region’s first seed capital fund. Since then Khaled has assumed a number of venture capital and startup roles including heading investments and strategy at twofour54 in Abu Dhabi. Khaled has invested in and managed over 60 early stage transactions including Careem, Littlebits, Mumzworld, Insider and Luxury Closet.

  • Mouayed Makhlouf

    Director, Middle East and North Africa, Internatio at IFC

  • Mouhamad Rabah

    General Manager at ZRE

  • Nicholas Wilson

    Solutions Manager at Facebook

  • Ozan Sonmez

    New Ventures & Hikmah IP Accelerator at KAUST

  • Patrick Thiriet

    Cheif Startegy Officer at Choueiri Group

    Based in Dubai, Patrick is the Chief Strategy Officer of Choueiri Group, a leading player in the MENA media landscape. He is in charge of developing the investment arm of the Group. Prior to joining Choueiri in 2014, Patrick had spent 20 years in banking. From 1994 until 2008, he worked for Societe Generale Private Banking, where he steered various acquisitions and organic development projects between Europe, Asia and North America, before opening the bank’s subsidiary in Dubai in 2007. In 2009, Patrick joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management, where he was promoted Head of Middle East and North Africa in 2011. He graduated from EDHEC (Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales Lille) in 1993, and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

  • Rabih Nassar

    Founder & Chairman at ElementN

  • Samir Hammoudeh

    Business Development Manager at PAYFORT

      Samir Hammoudeh is Lebanon Country Manager, at PAYFORT, the leading online payment service provider (PSP) in the Arab World.  Samir is helping entrepreneurs and innovators in the middle east achieve their dreams, he is contributing to the business growth and strategic alliances being formed within PAYFORT network since inception in 2014. Samir strategically nurtures prospects, manages business opportunities, creates a strong brand image, encourages online sales, improves user experience, including all project management, business management and all channels in the Lebanese market.

  • Sohrab Jahanbani

    Serial Entrepreneur at -

  • Walid Hanna

    Managing Partner at MEVP

    Walid is a Founder, Managing Partner, Managing Director, and Member of Board of Directors at Middle East Venture Partners. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Arab Business Angels Network. Prior to that, he was on the investment-management team at Abraaj Capital. Walid has also co-founded, invested in, or led more than 30 investments/ startups in Lebanon and MENA region. He is a Founding Board Member of the World Business Angels Association. He serves as a Director of Zoomaal.com, Ltd and is a Member of the Board of Directors at Speed@BDD SAL.

  • Walid Mansour

    Managing Partner at MEVP

    Walid has more than 15 years of experience in Venture Capital, strategy, corporate finance and engineering within the digital, telecom, software and new media industries. Prior to joining MEVP in 2010, Walid was a lead associate at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and before that he worked as a strategy manager at the UAE’s Prime Ministry Executive Office focusing on public policy initiatives. During his stay in Dubai, he worked on setting-up entrepreneurship related programs and developing incubation in the Arab World through several Dubai based initiatives such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation.  Prior to that, Walid worked at Booz & Company as a consultant covering telecom & media and as an industrial engineer in France. Walid holds an industrial and urban planning engineering degree from Institut National des Science Appliquées de Lyon (INSA de Lyon) and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Ziad Khammar

    Strategy and Development Director at DMS (Member of Choueiri Group)

    Strategy and Development Director at DMS (Member of Choueiri Group).  Ziad started his career in digital marketing and has built over 10 years of experience in the Middle East working in the digital marketing, media and business industries assisting various sized organizations in achieving their business goals through the web. Prior to being appointed as the Strategy and Development Director by DMS, Ziad led the fast expansion and growth of strong regional players such as Madison Digital, AME Info, and eworks Publicis.