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The HU Business Society Launches the “Small Tycoons” Competition

​The HU Business Society Launches the “Small Tycoons” Competition

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the Haigazian University Business Society (HUBS), organized a workshop entitled, “Small Tycoons Competition”, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

In collaboration with E club, Morgan International, Altcity, Bader and Kafalat, and with the full support of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Haigazian University, this five-hour workshop took place in Beirut Souks’ E club, as part of the Start Up weekend, with over 200 participants.

This free open entrepreneurship workshop gave students a chance to improve their entrepreneurial skills, the ability to form their ideas properly into a business startup, and to learn how to market and finance it.

The audience benefited from the rich experience, and entrepreneurial tools and skills of leaders in the market; Mr. Gilbert Doumit - Managing Partner, Beyond RDI Group, Ms. Maria Frangieh - DBA candidate and lecturer at Haigazian University, Mr. Munir Nabti - CEO of Altcity , Mr. Abdallah Absy - CEO of Zoomal, Ali Chehade - CEO of Dream Matcher, Mr. Ralph Estephan - Technology Department Officer and Mr. Fadi Bizri - Managing Director of Bader.

Towards the end of the event, the HUBS announced the Small Tycoons Competition, where students will have the opportunity to submit a business idea in a proper business format. The winning idea will get the chance to win $10,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes include two courses provided by Morgan International and an office work space disposed by Altcity.

The deadline for submitting ideas is December 23rd, 2013. Beholders of the top five ideas will attend a second workshop, to help them improve and finalize their final pitch. As a final step, the winner of the “Small Tycoons Competition 2013” will be chosen from a committee of judges at Haigazian University.


Mira Yardemian
Public Relations Director



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