How Lebanon and its diaspora can mutually benefit in the startup ecosystem [Opinion]

Oct 23, 2015

Editor's note: this is the first of two articles on diaspora engagement.Connecting a diaspora and its home country can’t be a one-way relationship, whereby the diaspora just gives money and time (and loses) while its home country takes (and benefits).This would be called diaspora manipulation or exploitation – certainly not diaspora engagement. And it wouldn’t last long. Diaspora-home country ties should aim for a win-win equation.There are many ways to align the interests of a diaspora and those of its home country – especially its business ecosystem. Here are a few hints for Lebanon. There are many Lebanese living abroad that can link back to those in Lebanon to develop subsidiaries and build the talent pool. (Image via moreSource: WamdaBy; Irene Kapusta