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Take a Workshop

Connect, collaborate, and learn from industry experts.

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Get Support

Receive support for your startup to fuel your growth.

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Empower Yourself

Join our program to build your entrepreneurial mindset.

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ABOUT ACIE

Get to know us

The Asher Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIE) was established in 2017 at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon. Within five years, ACIE has supported 40+ startups, delivered workshops, training sessions, and international competitions, and partnered with universities and corporations worldwide. ACIE at USEK places great emphasis on building and developing an entrepreneurial mindset, validating skills, and continuously strengthening the creative capacity of aspiring entrepreneurs. By fostering robust and innovative ideas, ACIE ensures they can be effectively transformed into sustainable and financially viable ventures, making a lasting impact on Lebanon's economy and society while empowering the country's youth to emerge as influential community leaders.

OUR SERVICES

What We Offer

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Idea Validation

Refine and validate your business ideas through specialized programs.

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Global Accelerator

Catapult your startup's growth on a global scale with our accelerator program.

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Academic Programs

Build your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, and practice through our educational programs.

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Entrepreneurship Events

Participate in our entrepreneurship contests and workshops to boost your knowledge.

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Testing Labs

Harness the power of our labs to test and prototype your innovative ideas.

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Expert Network

Tap into our extensive network of experts and capture international markets to expand your business.

ACIE IN NUMBERS

40+

Active
Startups

$603K

Raised from Grants
& Competitions

50+

Active
Mentors

300+

Student
Volunteers

$4.8M

Equity Investment
& Programs

32

Jobs
Created
Our Events

Activities

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30 Nov, 2023

GEW Lebanon 2023 Closing Event

Entrepreneurs Thrive Here Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Lebanon 2023 Closing Event

30 Nov, 2023 Antwork, Beirut
Motivational Talk with Tima Deryan
16 Nov, 2023

She Climbs | She Conquers | She Inspires

She Climbs | She Conquers | She Inspires

16 Nov, 2023 Online via Zoom
"The founder" movie case-study
14 Nov, 2023

Case-Study Entrepreneurship Movie Night

First in a series of ACIE case-study movie nights

14 Nov, 2023 ACIE at USEK (Building D, Room 418)
Our Portfolio

Supported Startups

Our Blogs

Latest Blogs & News

December 4, 2023
  • By The Life Winners
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Journey of Courage: A Young Lady’s Quest for Empowerment, Purpose, and Impact

Reblog from The Life Winners. Peace Duru: In the quiet corridors of ambition, amidst the echoes of dreams whispered agai

November 29, 2023
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‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’ in Lebanon, Fosters Growth of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Reblog from Beirut Digital District BDD. The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lebanon continues to prosper with many success

November 28, 2023
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ACIE at USEK Motivation Program: Cultivating Future Entrepreneurs

The Asher Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIE) at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) has launched

TESTIMONIALS

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I saw passion and chemistry running between those young entrepreneurs and the ACIE leadership and everyone was encouraging, pushing and celebrating small steps and major milestones for each forward move

Richard El Hachem
Digital, Platforms and Integrated MarCom Consultant.
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Joining the ACIE & generator HealthTech Accelerator gave us insights on the investment readiness phase we are at now with the business, by trainers and mentors from the US & the region. While other programs may focus only on theoretical sessions, what was the most beautiful thing about this program is that it gave us plenty of space to chat, share, discuss, exchange ideas and stories!

Fidele Achkar
Founder & CEO of FoodSight
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Being involved with the ACIE during the accelerator has opened to me the doors to grow in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and earn more the overall entrepreneurial journey

Ara Abajian
Founder of AYKI (Agriculture Youth Knowledge Institute)
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