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About Tripoli

Tripoli is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers (53 miles) north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the easternmost seaport in Lebanon. It holds offshore a string of four small islands, the only surviving islands of Lebanon. The largest of these islands, the Island of Palm Trees, was declared a protected reserve by UNESCO in 1992 for its rich ecosystem of trees, green sea turtles, and exotic birds.[...]

International Fair of Tripoli

The International Fair of Tripoli site, formally known as the Rachid Karami International Exhibition Center, is a complex of buildings designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The site was built for a World’s Fair event to be held in the city, but construction was halted in 1975 due to the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war and never resumed. The site contains 15 semi-completed Niemeyer buildings with an approximate 100 km2(40 sq mi) area near Tripoli’s southern entrance. The whole complex is currently deserted[...]


Tripoli while once economically comparable to Beirut has declined in recent decades. Organisations such as the Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club are currently trying to revive traditional export businesses such as furniture production, artisanal copper goods, soaps, as well as expand new industries such as ICT offshoring and new technological invention. Recently, a Tripoli development plan called “Tripoli Vision 2020” has been formulated and supported by a number of advisory councils including influential key government [...]

About Tec

TEC – Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club is an apolitical, non-religious, and non-governmental organization founded in 2013 launched by a dynamic and vibrant team from Tripoli coming from different backgrounds. The club aims to create, foster, and nurture entrepreneurial culture in Lebanon, with a particular interest in Tripoli. It does so by educating students and young inventors through awareness campaigns, and training on idea generation, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, business planning, fundraising and pitching with focused workshops, competitions and boot camps.


Our mission is to empower the youth to become a key driver for innovation and economic development in Tripoli & North Lebanon through leveraging the human capital of the city.

TEC Values

  1. Motivation & Inspiration
  2. Commitment & Professionalism
  3. Collaboration & Mutual Support
  4. Pro activeness and Initiation
  5. Innovation


We envision Tripoli as an economic hub in Lebanon and the region. Given the existing economic facilities, once invested, the labor market needs to be prepared for such a shift while keeping in mind the fourth industrial revolution and knowledge economy promoted by Banque Du Liban.

People trained entrepreneurial skills with on focus having a proactive mindset and being resourceful to create one's own economic opportunities.

Startup as Club Members of Alumni of our programs supported to advance their entrepreneurial journey.

Mentors committed to contributing to their community through supporting and guiding young entrepreneurs. 2,000,000 USD+ Raised for startups at different stages.