Beirut Stories

Watch stories about the resilience of Endeavor Entrepreneurs in Lebanon after the Beirut explosion.

Nada Debs

Nada Debs, Founder & Creative Director of Nada Debs Studio, and Endeavor Lebanon Entrepreneur, shares her personal story about the impact of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020. Similarly to many high-impact entrepreneurs, Nada Debs is inspiring, rebuilding and transcending borders.

Nada Debs is a leading furniture designer in the Middle East, renowned for her unique concept of Eastern-inspired designs. Her company’s commitment to quality workmanship has revived a dying craft industry in Lebanon. In 2017, she was commissioned to design a carpet collection by FBMI, an initiative to empower women carpet weavers in Afghanistan. The You & I carpet collection was exhibited at Abu Dhabi Art during the opening of the Louvre.

Proximie

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, Founder & CEO of Proximie, and Endeavor Lebanon Entrepreneur, shares her personal story about the impact of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020. As a surgeon, she also shares her first-hand experience with the global health pandemic and how it has accelerated the health-tech industry.

Proximie scales expertise in healthcare using the best available technology in the most accessible, cost-effective and engaging way. In 2016, the founder, Nadine (an NHS surgeon) saw firsthand, during her NHS surgical practice and her ongoing charity work, how the patient demand for healthcare is outstripping the number of doctors available to deliver care, resulting in some patients experiencing difficulties in accessing the treatment they need. She resolved to change this through a new transformative technology, Proximie, with the belief that everyone should benefit from the same high-quality healthcare and training opportunities, no matter where they live. Medical professionals, hospitals, universities, and surgical associations use this telehealth platform to share information through publications and live streams of surgeries.

Toters

Tamim Khalfa, Co-founder & CEO of Toters, and Endeavor Lebanon Entrepreneur, shares his personal story about the impact of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020. He expresses the need for business continuity, to rebuild Lebanon and its economy, and continue to transcend borders.

Toters, a digital and logistics company powered by its own advanced technology and fleet provides delivery services to connect and distribute products between merchants and customers. The company has managed to bridge the gap between the consumers who expect new levels of convenience, transparency, and speed, and the traditional merchant who struggles to meet these new service standards.

Royal Gourmet

Karim Arakji, Founder & CEO of Royal Gourmet, and Endeavor Lebanon Entrepreneur, shares his personal story about the impact of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020. He sheds light on the importance of business continuity, the need to rebuild and continue to transcend borders.

Royal Gourmet supplies over 100 varieties of premium quality fish, meat and poultry. With a strong foothold in Lebanon, Royal Gourmet is currently exporting its line of smoked fish to Africa and the GCC. Meat the Fish is a fresh home delivery service, complemented by a meat & fish shop, and has several other concepts: Backburner, a specialty coffee shop serving artisanal coffee and good eats; By Skirt, a burger joint; Maryool, a Lebanese Eatery serving authentic homemade recipes with regional influences; Mayha, a Japanese omakase bar.

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