UPComing Events:

ABLE Summit Invitation 2023

ABLE Summit 2023

Get Ready for the ABLE Summit 2023! Mark the Date: September 14 and 15, 2023

ABLE Summit is the 1st of a kind event in Lebanon and the region, shedding light on Digital Accessibility in Higher Education.

For More Info Check Our Call For Action Document!


Previous Events:


iPark Sprint 5 Webinar on OKRs and Sales Funnels with Tech Guru Richard Rabbat

Richard is an AUB and MIT Alumnus who has successfully exited a startup. He was recently the VP of Product at Twitter and is currently heading a Generative A.I. Startup called Lighty

Richard gave a webinar to our 2023 Build and Accelerate Cohort. His remarks and advice were insightful. This will be followed up by 1 on 1s where each of our startups will have time to discuss in depth with Richard.


Startup Grill IV With Yusr and Abdo

Startup Grill IV with Yusr and Abdo took place! They grilled startups RUSH & REEZ and Wasil Bicycle Couriers. It was a fun event where the investement readiness of the startups was evaluated. Stay tuned for Startup Grill V!


iPark Talk with Abdo Achkar, Founder of Sowlutions

Sowlutions is an investment firm and a software development accelerator. With 10+ years in the silicon valley ecosystem, Abdo is a strategic investor in over a dozen companies across North America, Africa, the Middle East, and Japan.  Abdo works with domain-expert founders to take their ideas from concept to product-market-fit. Since its inception, Sowlutions has invested in over 30 startups in music, creator economy, medtech, social networks, e-commerce, and AI



iPark Talk with Stefano Fallaha, Founder of Podeo

Podeo is the leading podcast platform that enables creators & publishers to record, host and distribute their podcasts on global podcasting directories, including the Podeo app which is referred to as the “Netflix of Arabic Podcasts”. Stefano discussed his experience building Podeo, from his management style to building Podeo’s software infrastructure. For more info about Podeo, you can check their website on the following link:


iPark Talk with Christophe Zoghbi, Founder of Zaka

Zaka is on a mission to democratize Artificial Intelligence and help build a strong AI ecosystem in MENA!
Christophe discussed Artificial Intelligence and how A.I. has come to permeate many aspects of our lives, at times without us knowing. For more info about Zaka, you can check their website on the following link:!


Exploring Entrepreneurship: A Real Career Option

Entrepreneurship is a calling, and it could be yours. Join us at the American University of Beirut (Westhall – Bathish Auditorium) for a thought-provoking panel gathering 3 prominent Lebanese entrepreneurs: Arthur Bizdikian (CEO Lemonade Fashion), Waddah Malaeb (CEO DLOC Biosystems), and Yusr Sabra (CEO Wakilni).



Out of 238 participants in the Idea Validation program (IVP), the top 20 startups will be pitching on April 26 to experts from established investment firms, including Razor Capital, Kafalat, BY Ventures, MEVP, and Sowlutions. The top 10-15 startups will then enter iPark’s Build and Accelerate (B&A) program, where they receive tailored support, mentorship, and microgrants for product and market development.

Previous Challenges:
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Aub President’s Innovation Challenge 2022:

The AUB President’s Innovation Challenge is on the lookout to identify and award the most promising innovative ideas!💡
Do you think you have what it takes to the competition?! Register now!

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AUB President’s Innovation Challenge 2021:

The count down is on!
This year, the President Innovation Challenge is seeking BIGGER, BOLDER, & BRIGHTER ideas. You think you got what it takes?
Applications closed!
For more info, Click Here to check!
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This competition is aimed at rallying talents and fostering the regional development of the innovative entrepreneurship community related to artificial intelligence while also increasing social inclusiveness. Click Here For more Info.


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AUB President’s Innovation Challenge 2020:

The President’s Innovation Challenge prize is $30,000 for $15,000 for the first and second winners plus Mentorship and Incubation.


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Demo Day 2022:

💡Startups that have been incubated with Zein AUB iPark for the year 2022, will have the chance to introduce their startup and pitch in front of investors from different parts of the world.
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Demo Day 2021:

16 investment-ready startups, part of AUB Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park Incubation Program, pitched their ideas on Demo Day which represented a wide range of industries such as agritech, edtech, energytech, fintech, foodtech, & more.

More on Demo Day & the 16 startups in the link below!

Previous Workshops:

Capacity Building Workshop:

The Capacity building workshop is starting this week! Join us online on November 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm Beirut time to talk about:

⭐️ What is the incubation program?
⭐️ Why join #zeinaubipark


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The Roller Coaster Journey:

On April 21st, Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park hosted Elie Habib who discussed the Roller Coaster Journey of Anghami from Lebanon to NASDAQ.


Inclusive Design Webinar:

Frank Spillers, Founder of Experience Dynamics explained: Why Inclusive Design is critical for product success? How to conduct an Inclusive Design audit? And Practices for building inclusion into your product and service development in a webinar hosted by Talal and Madiha Zein AUB iPark. The event took place on April 26th.
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Mental Health in the Entrepreneurship World:

Dr. Michel Nawfal, Mental Health Professional, Medical Doctor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist walked us through the reasons why entrepreneurs are vulnerable to mental health issues and strategies they may employ to optimize their mental health in an event that took place on May 3rd
Presidents Innovation Challenge Rehearsals

Presidents Innovation Challenge Rehearsals:

The count down has begun! Don’t miss the big event on October 14, 2021
Here is a sneak peak into the rehearsals!
Our startups pitched infront of a mock jury to help them prepare for the Final Pitching and Award Ceremony!
Check our finalists
Join us live on October 14, 2021 


Hello AUBites!

Our innovators keep the focus on creating the future to alleviate some of the challenges the world and Lebanon are facing today. While we vigorously work to offer programs and rally talents to Inspire, Enable & Connect AUBites with innovative ideas to help transform them into profitable startups, we believe that this cycle of creation is born from the heart of AUB’s community, and we excitedly share with you our updates and startups’ news.