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MIS - Developing a Startup (Kids Genius)

On Monday November 12, 2018 at the Beirut Campus the School of Business, MIS department with the support of the chairperson Ms. Lina Shouman and coordinator were privileged to have the presence of Ms. Sabine El Kahi the Founder of Kids Genius to share with students her experiences in the field of technologies and management to form a successful startup company.

Kids Genius is an educational startup established in Lebanon for youth aged 7-18 to enhance their technical knowledge through hands-on projects. Sabine discussed the mission and vision of her educational centers which inspire creativity within the domains of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Kids Genius has laboratories within International College and the Wellspring School. In the endeavor to support underprivileged students a laboratory in Jabal Mohsen at the NGO Ruwwad Al Tanmeya provides opportunities for development to foresee a better future. Sabine has a belief that the new generation ought to be “makers” instead of “consumers”. It is imperative to understand the process of implementation with technological tools and imagination being the source of inspiration for nurturing advancements within Lebanese society.

The presentation allowed for interactive discussion to assist students with their own startup projects and to understand that the most meaningful projects are what students believe in and consequently that belief supports in progressing the wider community.