The Asher Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIE) was created to foster, serve and assist new and existing small to medium businesses located in the USEK community. Our goal is to cultivate positive change for Lebanon.



To foster the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset among the USEK community through events, workshops, competitions and education


To serve as a go-to center in transferring business ideas into successful startups through providing proof-of-concept, mentorship, acceleration, funding, and incubation


To assist SMEs within USEK community by providing support and consulting services and capital to scale and expand



The ACIE aims to serve innovators, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs within the USEK community in order to contribute to the growth of the Lebanese economy and the creation of jobs. We aspire to support startups and existing SMEs through a mix of targeted initiatives.

Tony Asher

The Asher Center In The News

The Team

Meet the people who make this vision a reality

MBA Chicago Booth, Managing Partner BD Consult

Elias Abou-Fadel

Head of The Asher Center


Co-founder @ EQOSIS, Owner @ VIIVAS, MINDLIE and Future Genius. Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Stanford, MBA @ IE Business School, MSc @ Skema Business School

Eli Harb

Innovation & Programs Manager

Full time Faculty USEK, PHD

Pascale Abou Jaoudeh

Marketing & Communication Manager

Co-Founder/Owner @ Carpolo, Owner @ 365 Restaurant, MBA @San Diego State University- California University

Ralph Khairallah

Mentoring & Advising