Can Beyrouth be a Digital Middle East Hub?
A venture capitalist thinks it can.
One of the founders at the innercircle has tipped us with an intriguing idea of establishing a Media City in Lebanon.
Hervé Cuviliez, an entrepreneur and business angel at Kuv Capital is studying the idea that may well blossom given Lebanon’s unique trend setting influence for the Middle East and access to resources with talent.
This may not be as crazy as it may sound. To date, Herve’s blog has posted the following information which could lead you pondering on it as well:
Here is the idea. Find old warehouses or factories, rehabilitate them in offices with decent broadband and electricity, free spaces for students who want to work on innovative projects, Showroom for high tech companies, etc..
No it’s not a only a dream. We have already spotted 3 places around Beirut, talked to investors, convince 6 digital related companies and a media group to move in, etc..
The Silicon Valley started like this 20 years ago by gathering one after the others in place around San Francisco, Why not us ?
It’s hard not to be swayed by this, and if you feel you can pitch in with your ideas or think it’s plain idiotic, feel free to notify him.
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Tags: Beirut, Herve Cuviliez, Kuv Capital, Lebanon, Media City