Lebanon Joins First Tuesday IT Club
Lebanese IT experts, investors and entrepreneurs have joined the international First Tuesday club, and began their meetings in Beirut last week, reported the Daily Star Saturday.
On the first Tuesday of every month, 25,000 persons from the IT industry gather in cities across the world to listen to presentations and to discuss developments in the field.
Beirut’s First Tuesday Club already has about 750 members, among 80,000 across the world, the daily said.
"We wanted to put Lebanon's IT sector under one roof to network and exchange ideas. We'll have different speakers each time, followed by a discussion so we can all learn from each other," Wissam Solh, chairman of web incubator firm Netakeoff, was quoted by the paper as saying.
Originating in London, First Tuesday quickly became synonymous with the Internet revolution in the UK, enabling entrepreneurs to meet with venture capitalists in a social setting on the first Tuesday of each month. It has expanded to offer a jobs forum with over 1,400 postings a month and has taken its meetings concept to over 85 cities globally.
In July, the London-based networking event organizer that evolved from an informal social circle into a commercial enterprise was acquired by the Israeli Yazam, an international Internet investment fund – Albawaba.com
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