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FuckUp Nights Beirut VOL. III

Do you know what a bunch of aspiring #entrepreneurs in one room need? Tech-accelerator: Speed@BDD is definitely what Lebanese startups need! Find out the most important elements for startup success, according to Sami Abou Saab, CEO at Speed@BDD. His failure story uncovers what makes for robust startup teams. Uh-oh!

Sami Abou Saab is the CEO of Speed@BDD, Lebanon’s first ecosystem-backed startup accelerator, since July 2015. Sami has over 10 years of experience in technology, both in startups and big tech firms. Prior to Speed@BDD, he worked at Skype and Microsoft Corporation in the US, covering strategy, marketing, and channel modelling. In Silicon Valley, Sami started his own company (MobiLock, aimed at creating a hardware device and mobile application that allows you to unlock your home with your smartphone) – voted the best startup in the Berkeley MBA program entrepreneurship class. At Data Consult, Sami led the Systems Department in Lebanon and the Middle East and grew its business 8-fold over the course of 4 years.

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We are thrilled to announce the creative genius Nader Dagher - Co-Founder and Creative Directer at eTobb and Founder of Art 7aké Project. He's sharing all the ups and downs for the first time at FuckUp Nights Beirut VOL. III.

Nader is the co-founder and Creative Director at eTobb.com, with 3 years of marketing and digital marketing in both the GCC and Lebanon and a graphic design background. His work with eTobb.com got nominated for Best Start-Up at the Social Media Awards in 2013. Nader is also the creator of popular creative project "Art 7aké", that does digital artwork combining pop-culture Arabic and Arab-English wordplay with custom visuals. Today, "Art 7aké" creative work can be seen and sold as artwork on bags, purses, and shirts sold online worldwide and in retail boutiques in Lebanon.

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 At 23, Abdallah is the founding CEO of Zoomaal, leading crowdfunding platform in the Arab World. For him, it took 6 startup experiences, some failures, and a whole lot of passion to build the #BringBackArabCreativity movement.

Abdallah Absi is the CEO and founder of Zoomaal, the leading crowdfunding platform that has supported the funding of over 100 Arab creative projects. Zoomaal has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Wamda, and Al-Jazeera. Abdallah has founded 6 startups and received over 15 honors and awards in entrepreneurship worldwide. Absi was also listed under "100 Most Powerful Arabs under 40" on Arabian Business.

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Doreen Toutikian has been a main player in positioning #Beirut as a creative hub in the MENA region and globally. As a co-founder of MENA Design Research Center & Beirut Design Week her work offers international exchange, collaboration, and exposure to creatives. Revealing for the first time on the #FuckupNights Beirut stage a jaw-opening and fun talk you don't want to miss!

Doreen Toutikian is an interdisciplinary designer and a social entrepreneur. Her professional experience vastly covers strategic planning, service design, branding, and user experience. Doreen works on building a collective design community and enhancing the understanding of design and research in the region, which is the objective of MENA Design Research Center.

She initiated various projects encouraging multidisciplinary teamwork for social innovation including ‘Public Design Intervention: Beirut’ (2010); 'Desmeem: Rethinking Design though Cross-Cultural Collaboration (2012)'; and 'Beirut Design Week' (2012).

She is currently co-founder, President of the board and Director of the MENA Design Research Center, and Director of Beirut Design Week. Her book, 'Design Education in the Middle East', the result of a 3 year master degree at from Koeln International School of Design in European Design Studies, was awarded the Cologne Design Prize in 2010. Doreen is also an internationally acknowledged public speaker and mentor, and is a board member and adviser across leading international associations on design and innovation.

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