Report

Tech Start-up Ecosystem in Beirut : Findings and Recommendations

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2187
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City Development Strategy
dc.contributor.author
World Bank
dc.date.accessioned
2017-10-05T18:59:17Z
dc.date.available
2017-10-05T18:59:17Z
dc.date.issued
2017-09-08
dc.description.abstract
Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. However, the recent emergence of tech startups present an opportunity. Tech start-ups are an effective a mechanism to both create local technology and absorb foreign technology. The objective of this report is to provide a better understanding of the status of Beirut’s start-up ecosystem and provide policy recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders who are interested in supporting the growth and sustainability of the ecosystem. The report is based on an in-depth survey of startups and supportive stakeholders of the ecosystem. The findings point out to an early-to middle stage start-up ecosystem that has passed its nascent growth phase but is still far from maturity. Skills, supportive infrastructure, finance pipeline, and community and networks are examined and gaps are identified. Policy recommendations to tackle these gaps are presented based on international practices.
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dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/702081504876957236/Tech-start-up-ecosystem-in-Beirut-findings-and-recommendations
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/28458
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/igo
dc.subject
TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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REGULATION
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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SKILLS GAP
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INVESTMENT CLIMATE
dc.title
Tech Start-up Ecosystem in Beirut
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dc.title.subtitle
Findings and Recommendations
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dc.type
Report
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okr.date.disclosure
2017-09-08
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Economic & Sector Work :: City Development Strategy
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Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/702081504876957236/Tech-start-up-ecosystem-in-Beirut-findings-and-recommendations
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yes
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090224b084f7ca62_1_0
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27965867
okr.identifier.report
119654
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/702081504876957236/pdf/119654-WP-P158155-PUBLIC-7-9-2017-17-36-21-BeirutecosystemmappingSep.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.country
Lebanon
okr.sector
Information and Communications Technologies
okr.theme
Urban development
okr.topic
Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Economics
okr.topic
Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Policy and Strategies
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Private Sector Development :: Business Environment
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Science and Technology Development :: Innovation
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Urban Development :: City Development Strategies
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T&C GP-MENA - IBRD (GTC05)

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