LIU Graduation Speech 2021


"MIS-Bootcamp Startup Sprint "

On January 12, 2018 until January 14, 2018 at the Beirut Campus the School of Business, MIS department in collaboration with Bootcamp-LB provided students with an opportunity to evolve from idea to investment. The GM and Co-Founder of Bootcamp-LB Mr. David Munir Nabti and MIS department chairperson Mr. Bilal Jibai opened the entrepreneurial and educational platform with their creative team members and SME mentors from industry and academia to share diversified knowledge within a continually developing knowledge economy. The three-day process was an inspiring and technically nurturing startup event, which endeavored to provide an overview of the expectations required within a competitive market place.

Day 1: LEARN

  • Understand basic startup concepts.
  • Establish clear problem statement and unique value proposition.
  • Size your market, define your target users, and launch your landing page.
  • Develop a basic prototype and start testing.
  • Refine your slides and story.
  • Create a workplan and define team roles and goals.
  • Become pitch perfect.

Selected students were provided with the opportunity to attend workshops and receive guidance and advice from mentors in developing their goals and deliverables. The major criteria for assessment was as follows:

  • Clarity on Problem
  • Definition of Solution(s) and Unique Value Proposition
  • Problem Validation (including customer interviews)
  • Market Sizing
  • Customer Segments / Customer Interviews (around solution(s))
  • Messaging Channels
  • Lean Model Canvas
  • Basic Revenue Model
  • Team Roles and Milestones / Next Steps
  • Product Wireframing/Simple Prototype
  • Pitch Deck, Story, 4 minutes for Pitch and 2 minutes for Q/A

Bootcamp-LB provided first prize and second prize winners with $2000 and $1000, respectively. The Lebanese International University, MIS department deducted half of the students’ tuition fees for the e-Business course.

First Prize Winner:      Mr. Ali Farhat (Smart Fire System)
Second Prize Winner: Mr. Omar Serro (Bingo)

Honorable Mention: Mr. Adel Sabbah (Movie Mate)
Mr. Mahmoud Jaber
Mr. Yasser Taha