Maysaa Ajjan

Freelance Writer

Location icon Lebanon

A writer, blogger, journalist and social media contributor with a flair for words, fashion and stories.

PM Hariri welcomes architecture students at the Grand Serail - Maysaa Ajjan

In 2018, Prime Minister Hariri announced the transformation of the historic cross vault in the Grand Serail into a creative working environment, by bringing the Serail Creativity Hub, a digital oasis, to life with the help of IDEAS Accelerate Growth, a citizen-centric organization.

Speetra: Bringing fashion 3D printing to Lebanon and the region - Maysaa Ajjan

BEIRUT: In recent years, 3D printing has been gaining advocates from all over the world and in various industries, including the fashion industry. It was famously introduced at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, where shimmering 3D printed lingerie was displayed for the first time on the runway.

Diaspora, industry and e-business: A game-changer for the mobilization of resources? - Maysaa Ajjan

BEIRUT: The relationship between the Lebanese and their diaspora has always been contradictory; close on one hand yet distrustful on the other. Efforts to grow ties between the Lebanese diaspora and Lebanon have recently sprawled to reach new levels, spurring not only investment but also innovative ways to feed transnational ties able to benefit the economy, according to UNIDO.

Smartex showcases technological innovation in its third edition - Maysaa Ajjan

BEIRUT: Smartex, Lebanon's flagship technology exhibition, launched its third edition on Wednesday, April 10 in Beirut's seaside arena, with 120 exhibitors offering products and solutions that fall under the large umbrella of technology, such as cybersecurity, fintech, edutech, automation, retail tech, telecom and others.

Raqamiyat: MEVP Raises 50 Million Dollars and Secures 6 New Startups

"We have recently managed to raise a 50 Million dollar fund based on the BDL circular 331," announced Walid Hanna, managing partner of Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) on Wednesday March 5 th, the first forum day of Arabnet Beirut 2014. "We have raised this [through] 8 Lebanese banks and 15 co-investors."

It Causes Inflation. It Increases the GDP. What's the Truth behind Circular 331?

Executive Director at the Executive Office Unit of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Marianne Hoayek, was one of the prominent speakers of ArabNet Beirut 2014. Arabnet's Founder and CEO Omar Christidis interviewed Hoayek at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel about circular 331 and its implications on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country.

How this startup made 6 figures in 6 weeks

When HomeSwipe founder Michael Lisovetsky arranged a meeting with Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper, he knew he needed to come up with an idea; and fast.

Startup sends heartfelt message with silly prank

BEIRUT: A Lebanese startup, Uf Concepts, is putting a spin on corporate social responsibility through random acts of kindness and heartfelt pranks posted on its YouTube channel "Uf Chou Laziz." "We are not pranksters in the sense that we make fun of people and expose them on camera.

Cedar Rehab: New five-star option for addiction recovery

BEIRUT: The Cedar Rehab Center in Hammana looks like a luxurious country villa from the outside, which is exactly what founder Ahmad Khattab intended. Khattab, a recovered addict himself, is seeking to broaden the option of therapies available based on international standards and offer an upscale alternative for those seeking treatment for substance abuse.

O1NE aims to replicate SKYBAR's success in winter season

BEIRUT: In 2003, the country's nightlife witnessed what was then a revolutionary concept: rooftop clubs, pioneered by none other than Beirut's exclusive SKYBAR. The conspicuous, open-air party, with its panoramic view of the city's coastline and architecture obscured every so often by pyrotechnics, was quickly embraced as an entertainment haven by the country's young and elite.

Refugees' spirits low ahead of Geneva II

NABAA/ZAHLE/SIDON, Lebanon: While the international community waits to see whether Syria's main opposition groups will attend the Geneva II peace conference slated for next week, Syrian refugee Mustafa Kurdi is indifferent as he packs oranges in the Beirut neighborhood of Nabaa. As far as he is concerned, the peace talks are a sham.

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Arabnet 10 years later: A chat with CEO Omar Christidis

In its decade of existence, the ArabNet conference has paralleled the explosion of IT and startup entrepreneurs in the region, evolving from its original foundation in Beirut to encompass much of the MENA region, including Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, and Kuwait.

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