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Launch of AltCity Collaborative Space in Hamra

2011-10-03

 

Located in Hamra, one of Beirut’s cultural and intellectual hubs, the AltCity social venture is an open and creative community collaboration space for entrepreneurs, social innovators, media producers, and social activists, set to launch in stages.  AltCity will provide relevant business and organizational development services, creative workspaces, and access to media tools and streams, plus a variety of trainings, exhibits, and events organized by the AltCity team and the broader community.  They will also provide various forms of specialized supports to social impact entrepreneurs and civil society organizations.

 
Even though it’s still a few months from fully opening, AltCity has hosted some great events at their new space in Hamra, including: The AltMedia Experience Week; a four-day Street Photography workshop by David Gibson; and Social Media Week Beirut (days 3 and 5).  Currently, the AltCity team is in the midst of designing some exciting programs around their core themes of social entrepreneurship, citizen journalism, and media innovation.
 
As part of their new activities to promote and support a community around social entrepreneurship, they’re looking to organize a monthly Social Venture Meetup and Happy Hour.  The first one, took place on Monday, October 3, from 7-9pm, and was an opportunity to connect with other people working in (or just interested in) social entrepreneurship, and also to think of and start planning some cool activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lebanon, which will be held from November 10 - 27.
 
For more information, visit: www.altcity.me 
 
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