The entrepreneurship journey explained to university students

Posted on April 30, 2019

We had a very positive response from the students, and they were truly interested in the life of an entrepreneur”

Berytech’s Senior Investment Advisor Constantin Salameh recently delivered talks at four different universities explaining to students the entrepreneurship journey.

Around 160 students from across four universities including Saint Joseph University’s École supérieure d’ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB), Lebanese American University (LAU), American University of Beirut (AUB) School of Engineering and Lebanese International University (LIU) attended the talks. Salameh explained the journey from ideation, to MVP to market validation and growth and finally scaling, as well as the role that Berytech can play in providing services to these companies across the different stages of their development.

“We had a very positive response from the students, and they were truly interested in the life of an entrepreneur,” comments Salameh.

Salameh answered questions from the students on how to protect their ideas – relevant to IP rights in Lebanon, on when is the best timing to set up a legal structure, how to get funding and the different sources of funding that exist, on what sort of help can one get in terms of mentoring and coaching available to help validate ideas, and finally on what are the best ways to validate an MVP in Lebanon.

Constantin Salameh has a 35-year track record in funding and transforming corporations, SMEs and Start-Ups across the world as the CEO of HP Financial Services in EMEA and Asia Pacific (1984-2003) and as the CEO of global investment groups such as AMS Group and Al-Ghurair Investments (2004-2014).

He joined Stanford’s Graduate School of Business SEED Program in 2015 and provides advisory and funding services to Stanford SEED social SMEs in both East and West Africa.

Constantin is a Senior Investment Advisor with Berytech providing financial and management advisory services to several companies in Lebanon. He holds engineering degrees from King’s College London & MIT, and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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