Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP) Has Global Impact

June 3, 2013

EEP alumnus Louis Lebbos’ new venture is inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs in the Middle East.   AstroLabs provides much needed resources for entrepreneurs through impact-driven coursework, mentorship, and access to growth capital.

The company recently held its first workshop, Scaling Online Startups (SOS), at Google’s campus in Dubai.  Mentors from Google, PayPal, and Qualcomm led discussions with entrepreneurs about how to scale their businesses.  They also shared lessons learned from their own experiences, which participants found extremely beneficial.  Topics covered included operations processes; customer and investor relations; and social media strategies—just to name a few.

Lebbos credits NC State’s College of Engineering with igniting his passion for entrepreneurship. “It all started with the EEP, and the seed is still growing” he says.

The workshop in Dubai was so successful that participants expressed an interest in meeting again to check-in with each other and delve into more topics facing entrepreneurs.  According to Lebbos, AstroLabs plans to hold more SOS workshops in Beirut, Cairo, and Riyadh.

Read the full article on AstroLabs’ first SOS workshop on Wamda.