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New doors open to the Global Accelerator Network via the Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park

​​Office of Communications,​

The Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park joins the Global Accelerator Network (GAN)! 

GAN is a highly curated community of accelerators, partners, and investors, helping startups build businesses and make meaningful impact worldwide. The GAN network includes more than 80 accelerators in their community, running programs in 120+ cities all over the world, which have supported a total of around 13,000+ startups. 

This membership opens the doors for the Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovati​on Park members to access global networks and profit from the collective experience of industry leaders and peer organizations. It also gives access to specialized groups and events, benchmarking data, exchange program, corporate connections, and special perks on commonly needed services by startups. 

“The Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park is excited to join the Global Accelerator Network! We are looking forward to capitalizing on our involvement with the GAN community to help our startups succeed and contribute to this vibrant global community. This collaboration is instrumental for our efforts to seek local, regional, and global partners who can help us offer and deliver programs to our entrepreneurs who seek innovations to make this a better world," said the Talal and Madiha Zein Innovation Park Director and AUB's Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Yousif Asfour. 

"GAN's members are leaders from around the world who partner with startups to create disruptive returns- both financial and for humankind. We couldn't be more excited to welcome The Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park into the GAN community. Their leadership is going to help hundreds, if not thousands, of companies scale and grow. And we're excited to bring the entire GAN community of accelerators, partners, inventors, and mentors to help those startups achieve amazing success," said Pat Riley, CEO of GAN. 

The Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park team is also capitalizing on the best practices, capacity building, ecosystem networks, resources, and benchmarks offered through this collaboration to find more ways to help startups succeed and pioneer leading positions in their markets. GAN also connects their member accelerators and their startups to their network of corporate partners and investors who play a vital role in helping startups scale their businesses.

This collaboration is instrumental to scale as Zein AUB iPark grows, and to seek more local, regional, and global partners who can help them offer and deliver programs that answer real world needs with agility. 

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