This year, Lebanon had 56 Global Entrepreneurship Week partners who organized over 40 events. Partners included the Ministry of Economy and Trade and the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon, six universities, and coworking spaces of Lebanon, crowd funding and crowd investing platforms, and major Lebanese and regional funds.
The theme for GEW Lebanon was “Get Inspired.” A country with a lot of challenges in building businesses and entrepreneurs needed a platform to highlight national heroes and startup achievers to learn from each other's experiences and share knowledge. “Get Inspired” was developed to start a national campaign to bring back innovation and inspiration to the future generations of entrepreneurs in the country.
The flagship event, and official opening event, was Networking961. This annual networking party gathered more than 400 attendees of investors, startup enthusiasts and other representatives from the ecosystem.