Objective

The Invest in Lebanon Initiative was created to encourage the Diaspora to invest more in Lebanon in Small and Medium Enterprises in Lebanon across all sectors in order to support entrepreneurship and stimulate economic growth and jobs creation.

Overview

Lebanon boasts a vibrant and large pool of entrepreneurial talent, innovators and business ventures. On the other hand, the country enjoys an exceptional network of expatriates, businessmen, entrepreneurs, wealthy investors and senior executives who have access to capital, expertise and global business connections.
 
The Invest in Lebanon initiative aims to bridge the gap between the Lebanese expatriates, whose involvement and investment in Lebanon remain often limited to real estate, bank deposits and government bonds, and the pool of local Entrepreneurs, which remains largely untapped despite their potential to thrive in Lebanon and abroad.
 
The biggest obstacles to growth are as follows:

  • Lack of access to private capital;
  • Lack of access to international markets; and
  • Lack of access to global businesses.

launch

As a result, LIFE PROMOTE launched the Invest in Lebanon initiative in order to bridge the gap between the Lebanese Business and Finance community abroad and the local Lebanese Entrepreneurial ecosystem through a series of initiatives.
 

The first  phase in our project was the launch of the Global Lebanese Entrepreneurs Investors Summit organised by LIFE and ENDEAVOR on December 22 in Beirut. The event, which gathered more than 300 Lebanese expatriates and 30 Local entrepreneurs generated strong success in initiating business and investment partnership dialogue between expatriates and entrepreneurs and in positioning Lebanon as a market that offers attractive opportunities for investment and entrepreneurship.

You can learn more by clicking on the links below:

  • Launch of the Global Lebanese Entrepreneurs and Investors Summit
  • Second Global Lebanese Entrepreneurs and Investors Summit
  • Third Global Lebanese Entrepreneurs and Investors Summit