We support entrepreneurship skills education (which aligns with employability, professional development, and life skills), along with impact innovation and social entrepreneurship around some of the deepest challenges facing Lebanon, MENA, and the world. We focus on improving capacities and empowerment in marginalized, vulnerable, and under-represented communities, including those in conflict/post-conflict countries.
David Munir Nabti, Bilal Ghalib, and a team of rockstars and changemakers
We're on a mission to equalize opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth around the world, especially in places and for people in conflict, post-conflict, and transition communities. The flagship projects of our affiliate branch in Lebanon (AltCity Impact NGO) over the last several years include: • Co-founding Elevate Impact Accelerator with UNICEF, the first such impact accelerator established globally with UNICEF, and amongst the first with any UN agency; • Co-founding Bootcamp-LB with the Central Bank of Lebanon and AM Bank; and • Supporting the Startup Scouts (www.startupscouts.org) initiative to enhance linkages between emerging and aspiring impact innovators and downstream resources and supports.
"Pitchworthy.org USA" has been established to expand programming in the US, and link opportunities and expertise in the US with impact innovators in Lebanon and EuroMENA.
Many of us quit work and left opportunities in Silicon Valley, London, New York, Dubai, and elsewhere for this effort. We invite you to join us.
What We Do
We work with universities, governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and companies to identify and define key challenges, and then mobilize people and resources to develop innovative, scalable, self-sustaining (or profitable) solutions. We focus our work at the intersection of the global SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), the LCRP (Lebanon Crisis Response Plan) and regional development priorities, and within strategic sectors that are crucial to build communities and countries that are safe, stable, and prosperous, both now and in the future.
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