Zahi Hilal

Partnership and Startup Support Specialist

Zahi Hilal rejoined Berytech in January 2024 as a Partnership and Startup Support Specialist under the Innovation Hub department, where he provides business and investment readiness support to startups and fosters partnerships that advance Berytech’s mission. Before this role, he was an Investment Manager at Iraq Venture Partners. Zahi has also held positions such as Program Manager at INNOVEST ME and facilitated entrepreneurship courses at the American University of Beirut.

With over 6 years of experience in entrepreneurship and innovation, he contributed to various organizations, including Berytech, where he supported pre-seed startups and executed outreach campaigns. His expertise includes entrepreneurial design thinking, business idea validation, and business model generation.

Zahi held a graduate assistant position at the American University of Beirut and has a background in engineering entrepreneurship. He has also contributed to organizing the first editions of flagship events such as the Agri-Food Innovation Days (AFID) and the Changemaker Festival.

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