For a place with such an amazing tech community of developers, designers, startups, entrepreneurs and just plain “do-ers”, it’s shockingly hard to know what’s going on all the time with the Lebanese and Middle East's technology scene.
The most effective way to find out about interesting startups, new technologies, cool design studios, great places to work, upcoming events, testing techniques, great new fonts, etc. is usually an impromptu meetup with someone in the industry.
When we created Cinemoz about a year ago, we did a lot of research and spent a lot of time, from Lebanon land and abroad, to find out what was going on. Foreign magazines always had cool profiles of interesting people, tutorials on things that are new and might be useful techniques, list of stuff that was going on and things to get involved with.
We rarely read about or watch anything interesting happening in Lebanon or the Middle East, but at the same time, we are constantly blown away by unique companies being created here - people and projects turning industries on their heads. And we are proud to be a player in all of that.
But there’s no platform for talking about it yet. Existing publications write about global gadgets and popular “apps you need now!” They cover huge sales deals. They publish bland PR for big brands. It’s time for something new.
Time to hear a new story, one about young entrepreneurs trying making a difference.
We've got 18 days to go, and the funding of our Kickstarter project marks the beginning of an even bigger chapter.
As always, thanks for joining us on this journey.