World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Ayah Bdeir

Company: littleBits

Designation: Founder

Country: Lebanon

Ayah Bdeir has packed more into her 31 years than most of us do in a lifetime. She is most famous for littleBits, a collection of tiny circuit boards that snap together with magnets like Lego — allowing artists, students and designers to have a greater understanding of electronics. After creating the first littleBits prototype in 2008, she founded Karaj, Beirut’s first non-profit lab for experimental arts, architecture and tech. She has been a mentor on Stars of Science, the Middle East’s first reality show focusing on innovation. Bdeir was named one of Fast Company’s most creative people in business for 2013.

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Ayah Bdeir’s tech start-up, littleBits, has been well received in the United States.