About us

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.
Furthermore, Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club aims to strengthen the social and economic backbone of Tripoli through finding export opportunities to the existing businesses and modernizing their production to meet the international trends and standards

WHY TEC?

TEC MISSION

TEC is a grass root initiative launched by a dynamic and vibrant team from Tripoli coming from different backgrounds. The mission of TEC is to strengthen the social and economic backbone of Tripoli through providing aspiring entrepreneurs and youth with foster environment. The idea started as a response to an urgent need in the community: finding a solution for the lack of job opportunities and high unemployment rates.
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We believe in the Chinese proverb that says: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

TEC Values

  1. Motivation, positivity and providing hope
  2. Transparency
  3. Commitment & professionalism
  4. Collaboration
  5. Community oriented
  6. Happiness & fun loving
  7. Integrity & honesty
  8. Mutual support, team work & solidarity
  9. Pro activeness and Initiation

TEC ADVISERS

 
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TOUFIC DABBOUSI

President of The Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture in Tripoli and Chairman of Dabbousi Group SAL
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HALA FADEL

Hala is a partner at leap ventures, a venture capital firm based in the Arab region, and the chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the pan-Arab region.
 
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WAEL ELRIFAI

Wael ElRifai is the Managing Director of Peak Consulting, a firm he founded in London in 2007, where he serves as an advisor to Fortune 500 and Government Senior Management in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Management Consulting. He holds postgraduate degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Development Economics with specialization in Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence.
 

The Core Team

Meet TEC Board

 
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FADI MIKATI PRESIDENT

Fadi has more than 7 year experience in SMEs financing being a senior financial analyst at Kafalat SAL, a credit guarantor for SMEs in Lebanon. Fadi is also a university instructor and Islamic Finance expert.
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NAJWA SAHMARANI VICE PRESIDENT

A Social Entrepreneur and a passionate reader Najwa is the Founder of Alkindy Cultural Social Space focusing on promoting reading for Tripolitan youth - launched following a successful crowd funding campaign on Zoomaal.
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RACHAD BAROUDI TREASURER

Rachad baroudi, is the director and co-founder of Green ways S.A.R.L a leading waste management and recycling company in Tripoli. Rachad is a lawyer and a legal advisor and the north Lebanon coordinator and member of the Lebanese landlord syndicate.
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MOHAMAD JABER BOARD MEMBER

Mohamad is a mechanical engineer, Co-founder & CEO of Cyana, a startup that offers home appliances maintenance using innovative customer service solutions. He holds a patent for an industrial invention and semi finalist in ``Stars of Science`` in Qatar. He is passionate about technology and social work.
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RAMI ALAMEDDINE BOARD MEMBER

A Marketer and Junior Psychologist who’s passionate about hacking the mind to unlock its secrets as well as mend it. He is the Founder of MyHerooz a gamified augmented reality peer-to-peer tasking platform that turns people into superheroes in the real world through the act of kindness.