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BDL - Banque du Liban - Accelerate 2014

Banque du Liban Accelerate 2014 is bringing together over 50 startup industry veterans from around the world to put together Blueprints for Success for over 1,000 attending stakeholders of the global startup ecosystem.

Seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and experts will gather on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean to share experiences, insights, techniques, methods, and know-how, dishing out how-tos for newcomers, dos-and-donts for the up and coming, and inspiration for the rest of us.

Listen to success stories from today’s makers, hear about proven investment strategies from Bangkok to Silicon Valley, discover how to find and retain talent, learn about international startup legal, accounting, and audit best practices, apply for leading accelerator programs, network and connect with industry leaders, meet and pitch angels and VCs, get up to speed on the latest trends, and walk away with Blueprints for Success for your startup, accelerator, VC, incubator, angel network, ...

Banque du Liban Accelerate 2014 is an invite-only event hosted by the Central Bank of Lebanon.


Target Audience
• International Makers
• Successful Entrepreneurs
• Leading Industry Professionals
• Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
• Local Makers
• Leaders of the Local Startup Ecosystem
• Entrepreneurs
• Investors
• Professionals
• Students
• Support Institutions


General Agenda
• Opening Ceremony by Governor Riad Salameh
• 14 Keynotes by Top Calibre Speakers
• 14 Panels featuring up to 5 Panelists + 1 Moderator / Panel
• Seedstars World International Startup Competition & Awards
• 1000m2 Exhibition Space
• Up to 50 Startup Booths from Around the World.
• Up to 50 Local, Regional, & International Partner Stands.
• 2nd-Track Workshops for Partners & Startups.
• Conference Party
• 1000 person party for Attendees
• 1 Lunch / Day
• Up to 4 Coffee Breaks / Day


Startup Competition
• Seedstars World International Startup Competition
• Seedstars World is the only global startup competition in emerging markets and fast growing startup scenes.
• One of “The Best European Events For Startups in 2014”
• Annual startup competitions in 37 countries, including: Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Cape Town, Moscow, Istanbul, Sydney, & Singapore.
• Final Event in Geneva, Switzerland on February 4 2015 where winning startup gets 500,000 US$ investment.

Afterhours Events
• Conference Party on Thursday Nov 20 at 10 PM
• Networking Event for All Conference Participants
• 1000 Persons
• Startup Competition Awards on Nov 21 at 6 PM
• Featuring the Winner of the Seedstars World Startup Competition, along with International, Regional, and Local Investors.

Registration is upon invitation only.
You can apply for an invitation here below:
http://www.bdlaccelerate.com/application-form/