The Institute for War and Peace would like to invite you to apply to a Grant Competition for Investigative Reporting.
IWPR is offering grants for young journalists interested in investigative stories on local governance, transparency and municipal politics in Lebanon to encourage local and national media to dig deeper and to hold local politicians accountable.
IWPR wants to give a group of you the chance to work on an investigate story of your choice.
To qualify for the grant, please submit the story idea you want to pursue along with a research outline and a brief CV summarizing your background.
On November 27 2010, 9 PM at Karaj (Arts & Technology Lab) in Mar Mikhael Gemmayze, we will all come together informally - no suits and ties - for Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon's final curtain call, the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Small Wins & Ecosystem Party.
The purpose of this party - not that parties ever needed purposes - is to celebrate our spectacularly successful Collaboration & Partnership - the coming together of an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
Reintroducing ourselves without the formalities, without hierarchies, without labels or titles, and surely without the suits in which we uphold all these social norms, in other words turning the fledgling bonds of Partnership into strong bonds of Friendship that last and accelerate the growth of the Ecosystem.
Invited are all of the following:
- Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, with a special invite going out to all those who attended / will attend GEW events, including this past weekend's Startup Battle and all events listed on this agenda: http://www.gewlebanon.org/calendar/
- NGOs / NPOs that support the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
- Investors, VCs, and Fund Managers
- Seasoned Entrepreneurs and businessmen
- GEW Partners, of course!
- All individuals and organizations that support, engage, facilitate, empower, (splice in another adjective here) the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
This event is mostly ad hoc focused on good tunes, drinks, grub, mingling, chitchat, and having a 'jolly good time', but will include informal activities such as Open Mic sessions for 30 second Small Wins stories.
Hosted by Seeqnce [http://www.Seeqnce.com]
Seeqnce is a Startup Catalyst for the Arab World
Seeqnce manages an enhanced ecosystem of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, advisors, consultants, and partners, in which it applies culturally-adapted best practices of seed-stage enablers like Y Combinator, Founder Institute, and Plug & Play, to kickstart and accelerate Arab World web startups from inception through execution to deployment, launch, funding, & growth.
GEW Lebanon 2010 Partners
AMIDEAST, AUB, Riyada, Berytech, Cedrus Ventures, Hibr, Lebanon Executive, Push magazine, AllWorld Network, MEVP, University of Balamand, LAU, MIT Arab Business Plan Competition, Bader, Potential, CISCO, Yallastartup!, LLWB, DevineMedia.me, YAWE, RootSpace, SMEXbeirut, Beyond Reform & Development, & Seeqnce.
REGISTRATION (it's a free)
Register Now! to secure your Ecosystem Pass to the GEW Small Wins & Ecosystem Party. Due to the limitations of the space, the Ecosystem Party has a registrations cap, so hurry up and register before it's too late!