This week Smart ESA will be co-organizing on the ESA campus one of the most anticipated new events in the Lebanese Digital and innovation ecosystem: The Launch Summit 2016, by AltCity , alongside TechStars, the global incubator and accelerator, in addition to the likes of Torch.

The green spaces and the state of the art buildings of the ESA Business School’s campus, also home to Smart ESA, will be animated on September 22nd with the event that is focused on the early stage startup and innovation culture, with actors of the industry spanning developers, investors, corporations and mentors from all over the world.

Smart ESA will be engaged on more than one front, bringing FrenchTech industry leaders and mentors in their own fields through networking activities throughout the day. Five FrenchTech mentors will come out especially for the occasion, among which Frédéric Picard, chief editor of and former digital director of Figaro, Yahya Fallah, co-founder of the French incubator Seven, or Vincent Chevrier, founder of the startup Vine Explore et creator of the network WineTech.

In addition to welcoming the audience to the event alongside leaders of the industry and more, Mr. Stephane Attali, General Director of ESA and Smart ESA, will also be highlighting Smart ESA’s and ESA’s resolve and dedication to the ecosystem in Lebanon. Other interventions will be given by “Smart ESA” ’s leaders such as Berengere Arnold, Special Advisor for Digital Transformation at ESA, who will be delivering a workshop on Smart Campuses and on Detection, a vision of new synergies between startups and corporations.

The day promises to attract young companies and innovators in addition to corporations, leaders and veterans of the lebanese ecosystem and digital economy from around the world including HE Nicholas Sehnaoui, Oko Davaasuren, Walid Hanna, Jose Iglesias, Ahmad Sufian Bayram, AbdulHameed Sharara, Henry Asseily, Michel Elefteriades and many more.


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