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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.



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.

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

meet the team



Chairman of CCIAT & the North with a wide network of key contacts in the business world & years of experience in the economic development of Tripoli


Founder & Managing Partner at Leap Ventures & the Founder & Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region a key player of the MENA startup ecosystems


Sr. Director of Sales Engineers & Data Science, EMEA + APAC, Hitachi Vantara.

FADI MIKATI, President

Co-Founder & President of Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club. He has more than 8 years of experience in Financial Analysis at Kafalat.

NAJWA SAHMARANI, Vice president

A Social Entrepreneur & Programs Designer, co-founder & Vice President of TEC. With an Engineering background, she built a solid experience in tech startups & social entrepreneurship.
Key Members

Karim Ahmad

Management consultant with Strategy & (formerly Booz & Co.) helping global companies & governments address their critical strategic & operational challenges.
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Samir El Zein, PHD

Founder & CEO of Neotic, builds virtual robots for testing trading strategies.
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RAMI ALAMEDDINE, Innovation Officer

A Marketer and Junior Psychologist. He is the Founder of EPIC a gamified augmented reality peer-to-peer tasking platform.
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Richard Fallah

Co-Founder & CEO of Vbout.com ranked as top 10 Marketing Automation Platform worldwide.
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Mohamad Sabouneh

Founder and managing partner of Moodfit, the 1st online interior design platform in the MENA region. He has 3 years of experience in VC at Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)startup ecosystems
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Saly Khalaf

Social Entrepreneur, Environment Specialist and Project Manager at Mercy Corps North Lebanon. She is involved in Youth Capacity Building & Employment Projects.
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Mohamad Jaber, Logistics & Technical Officer

A mechanical engineer, Co-founder & CEO of Cyana, a startup offering home appliances maintenance using innovative customer service solutions.
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Ziad Mabsout

Investment Manager at Bridge Capital Holding and Co-Founder of Ubility.
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Ziad Haddara

Co-founder and CEO of My Middle East and designer of Social Entrepreneurship Programs incorporated in ILO.