100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Louis Lebbos

Company: Astrolabs

Designation: Founding partner

Country: Lebanon/US

Country of residence: Lebanon

The recent acquisition of Souq.com by Amazon has shone a bright light on the region’s start-ups. What many tend to forget - amidst ogling the latest exciting app or service – is that there was a time when entrepreneurs were on their own, and had to rely on little more than wits and a Google search to help navigate the complicated world of starting a business in the region. Lebbos has changed all that, for the better.

As a founding partner of Astrolabs – the only Google-partnered tech hub in the MENA region – Lebbos helps aspiring entrepreneurs scale their businesses globally, through financial and educational support. Prior to Astrolabs, Lebbos co-founded Namshi, an e-commerce portal for the Middle East.