The Reconfigured Podcast

Conversations with professionals in various fields and companies


#5 - Startups in Lebanon with Maysaa Ajjan

Today’s episode is with Maysaa Ajjan, a journalist at Arab News. We have discussed the following topics:

  • Her contributions to Al Annahar on the “Startup City” segment
  • How Arabnet had the ability to track some startups in details
  • Funding mechanism for startups from BDL (circular 331), bootcamps, competitions, and angel investing
  • Lebanese startups conditions before the 2019 economic crisis (failed, operating, exited, migrated)
  • Lebanese startups conditions after the 2019 economic crisis
  • Fundings
  • Migration of talents and startups
  • The rising new economy of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin being used in current Lebanese startups

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