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AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute

AMIDEAST/Lebanon has recently transitioned from its Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to the AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute and continues to offer training, networking, and individual support to people in Lebanon who want to launch or grow a business.

Since the launch of its Cisco Entrepreneur Institute in 2010, AMIDEAST/Lebanon has trained over 200 aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals on how to start a business, grow a business, develop a sales team, and spur business growth using ICT.  Following the spring 2014 transition to the AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute, a group of 16 participants completed the first “Start Your Own Business” workshop in early July, 2014. 

The AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute offers:

  • Entrepreneurship training delivered by a successful Lebanese entrepreneur
  • Advice from guest speakers and business advisors who are regional and local entrepreneurs or experts
  • An online platform including complete workshop materials
  • Our network of other entrepreneurs, business leaders and experts motivated to help you succeed
  • Participant guides
  • Business template documents
  • Business videos
  • Ongoing individual support
  • Networking events
  • A central source to keep you informed about all entrepreneurship activities and support in Lebanon
  • Power session trainings on topics you request

The next “Start Your Own Business” workshop is scheduled to start on Thursday, September 18.  For more information, please contact Allyson Croft Jerab via email at or by telephone at 01-989901, ext. 234.

Upcoming Events:

Agile Beirut Tour 2014 – Click here for more information and/or to register. 

Schedule:            Saturday, November 8 – all day

Location:              ESA Business School

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon 2014, AMIDEAST is pleased to partner with Agile Lebanon and Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program on the Agile Beirut Tour 2014.  This full-day conference is focused on agile project management, leadership, creativity, innovation, people-centric approaches, continuous improvement, and fun.  Through a selection of 15 talks, presentations, workshops, and games, you are invited to discover and experiment with the different aspects of the Agile mindset. 

Upcoming Workshops:

Sales Team Development - Click here for the workshop brochure.

Schedule:   November 14 – December 12, 2014

                   Every Friday from 10 am – 5 pm

Facilitator:   Jade W. Dagher 

Fee:             $999

Location:      AMIDEAST Training Center, Downtown Beirut

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 31 - click here for the registration form


Start Your Own Business 3 - Click here for the workshop brochure.

Schedule:   January 22 – April 30, 2015

                   Every Thursday night from 6 - 9 pm

Facilitator:   Jade W. Dagher 

Fee:             $600 (limited partial scholarship funding available)

Location:      AMIDEAST Training Center, Downtown Beirut

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9 - click here for the registration form


Start Your Own Business 4 

Schedule:   April 9 - July 16, 2015

                   Every Thursday night from 6 - 9 pm



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