AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute

About the Institute:

AMIDEAST/Lebanon transitioned from its Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to the AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute in the spring of 2014. The Institute continues to offer training, networking, and individual support to people in Lebanon who want to launch or grow a business.

Since the launch of the Institute in 2010, AMIDEAST/Lebanon has trained over 300 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.


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


Entrepreneurship-related Programs:

  • Professional Fellows Program: AMIDEAST and Legacy International are administering a fully-funded six-week fellowship program, including two weeks of intensive training and four weeks of fellowship placement at an organization in Washington D.C.
  • Citi - Skills for Success: AMIDEAST and the Citi Foundation will train 72 youth on finding a job or starting their own business. Participants will benefit from 275 hours of training over a 10-month period.

Start Your Own Business Workshop:

For more information about the “Start Your Own Business” workshop, please contact Mirna Shidrawi

via or by telephone at 01-989901, ext. 234.

Schedule:                           February 1 - May 10, 2018

                                             Every Thursday from 6-9 pm 

Facilitator:                          Andre Abi Awad

Fee:                                     $600 (limited partial scholarship funding and payment facilities available)

Location:                             AMIDEAST office, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon

Click here for the registration form



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