Tech and Open Innovation
in North Lebanon
THE LEAD’s mission is to encourage develop and support the innovators and entrepreneurs who are building the Lebanon of 2030 in North Lebanon.
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The Lead @Chekka is the result of the collaboration between
Tamer Holding, The University of Balamand and NextGen Enterprise.

It brings business expertise, academic excellency and technological knowledge into a common project aiming at developpement Digital Entrepreuneurship in North Lebanon.


Just a cup of Coffee Or Tea

  • Enjoy the place for a low hourly or daily rate.
  • For a low price, come in enjoy the place get free coffee, tea, soft drinks, nibbles, Wifi Internet, access to our events, relax, work, share ideas, co-create.
  • Shared Services: Fast Internet, Meeting room, event infrastructure, access to events, printer and scanner.

Work and Use

  • Various open part time positions reserved for innovators.
  • You are a creative graphic designer, web developer, IT consultant, Ethical hacker, IoT specialist, etc. And you want to start a freelance activity, we might have a part time position for you, will make you some revenues, enable you to meet, interact, network with interesting people, and give you access to all the resources of the center.

Flex Desk / Fixed Desk

  • For your freelance activity or to launch your startup you can rent a fixed desk space or a flex desk.
  • Shared Services: Fast Internet, Meeting room, event infrastructure, access to events, printer and scanner.

Incubation: Starting your company?

  • You can start with a flex desk, and the use of our shared resources, as you develop rent one or more fixed desk space and when you are ready a dedicated office.
  • Meanwhile we offer mentoring on technological issues, goto market strategies, business related legal issues, licensing, human resource strategy, business plan development.
  • We put you in contact with international resources related to your project, and when the time is right assist you in your funding.
  • This offering is tailored specifically to each project, inquire for the project submission format.

Innovation and Digital Transformation

  • You want to promote your “intra-preneurs”, innovate or handle your digital transformations.
  • We offer business consulting and open innovation workshops to help you address the impact of the digitalization of the international economy on your businesses, and leverage the creativity and ambition of your team members.
  • We:
    • Sign an NDA
    • Assess your digital and innovation readiness
    • Map out your projects
    • Work out an innovation roadmap
    • Support and incubate your internal “entrepreneurs”

Events and Trainings

The Lead @Chekka is organizing regular events, and training with local and international partners, do not hesitate to contact us to receive an invitation to our free events, and stay informed of our trainings.

And if you are into open innovation, open source, free software, design innovation, digital creativity, etc.
Do not hesitate to contact us we are always open to co-host events or provide the infrastructure for your events.


Co-Working Café Hourly Rate

First Hour 4,000 LBP
Following Hour 3,000 LBP
Daily Cap 16,000 LBP
Daily Cap Student Price 10,000 LBP

Desks and Meeting Rooms Renting

Flex Desk (10h/week) Monthly rate 75,000 LBP
Flex Desk (20h/week) Monthly rate 100,000 LBP
Fixed Desk Monthly rate (includes 5h meeting room usage) 300,000 LBP
One Hour Meeting room extra 8,000 LBP

Other Services

Printing Ask
Compute Resources Ask
Web Hosting Ask
Open Innovation Workshop Ask
Digital Transformation Workshop Ask
Incubation Services Ask

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