SmarTalk TV is the first Web TV focused on entrepreneurship in Lebanon and the Arab world. It features one-on-one short format interviews, 30mins each, with entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurship ecosystem experts.l
SmarTalk TV enables the viewer to get valuable insights on building successful businesses that last.l
It was launched on Friday, the 20th of April by Smart ESA. Smart ESA is ESA Business School’s Accelerator. Last year, Smart ESA has helped 29 entrepreneurs. This year, up to this date, it is supporting 20 startups through its four programs: Create, Build, Boost and Grow.l
SmarTalk TV’s interviews are conducted by Jihad Bitar, Smart ESA’s director.l
The videos are published once a week – every Friday on SmarTalk TV’s YouTube channel.l
SmarTalk TV is launching its first podcast next week in order to allow those who are interested to listen on the go. SmarTalk TV will be broadcasted on SoundClound on SmarTalk’s channel: https://soundcloud.com/user-26444368
For the time being the Web TV has featured:l
l-Hala Labaki, Co-Founder of Shahiya – one of the rare startups having exited in Lebanon
Topics covered: Customer acquisition, funding and cash flow, content creation, value proposition, etc.l
l-Antoine Jebara, Co-Founder and CEO of Myki – a regional and international startup in Cybersecurity
Topics covered: Raising first round of funding, dealing with investors, teams and recruitment, etc.l
l-Jad Salame, Founder and Managing Partner of Phoenician Funds – A VC fund based in Beirut
Topics covered: Investment level, Investment Criteria, IRR, Portfolio, etc.
l-Fouad Rahme, President of RDCL – An association of business men and women from several activity sectors and various regions of
Topics covered: Circular 331, Banks, Investing in Technology, Guaranteed funds, VCs, etc.