The Olive Grove - Beirut CoWorking

The Olive Grove provides a space & mentorship to empower creatives & entrepreneurs, and encourage economic growth and stabilty in the region
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Campaign ends on: 2017-05-31 09:18:46

$6,800 Collected

out of a $ 7,000 Milestone (97% Raised)

  6 Days left

0 Milestone(s) reached, 5 to go
Total Target: 11%
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The Olive Grove (TOG), a coworking space in the heart of Beirut, offers hot desk and private office memberships to young entrepreneurs in Lebanon who are looking either to launch their startups and small business, or house their already established startup. The Olive Grove joins the ever-growing startup ecosystem in Lebanon in hopes to provide opportunity and catalyze change in the Middle Eastern region.

Why We Need You:

TOG is in it's final stages of renovations. We've already 4/5 of the way there, so you get to support the exciting parts of the renovation. Your donations will go toward lighting, desks, chairs, the cafe, paint, windows and the tech. 

TOG is focused on community, and we'd love to have you be part of our community by supporting our early stages.

We have our first event (Beirut Design Week) May 24th, so we want the place looking good and ready for you! 


We want TOG to be a life-giving space where people can walk in and feel encouraged, empowered, and supported by the staff, fellow members, and mentors. 

Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation in the Middle East holds great potential for growth, developmenet and stability in the region. We have the opportunity to come alongside young Lebanese entrepreneurs who want to shape their communities and country by defying the status quo, overcoming obstacles  and striving toward a more innovative future. 

The entrepreneurs, engineers, designers - they're the future of Lebanon, and we want to support them. 


Lebanon experiences the unfortunate phenomenon of brain drain due to the socio-economic and political instability, stunting the country's development. 

Entrepreneurs, at heart, are always looking for solutions. And in an area that is flooded with problems, there are boundless opportunities for growth and innovation. TOG will tap into local talents and give them the needed mentorship and space. 

Building Community:

The Olive Grove aims to empower people to pursue their dreams by providing the space and mentorship, and we want to do it all in a community setting.

The beauty of a co-working space is that everyone is working on something different, with the common goal to make the best of what is set before them. TOG is located a block away from American University of Beirut, setting itself in a prime location for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, etc. to gather, collaborate, and inspire one another. 

Why Give:

If you live in Lebanon, we'd love for you to become a member and enjoy the space! If you're not in Beirut, you might be asking why you should give if you don't get to directly benefit from the space... Here's why:

If you're an entrepreneur, a creative, a starter of any kind, you understand the importance of space, opportunity, and mentorship. In Lebanon (and the Middle East in general), those things are hard to find. Lebanese face many obstacles to build a career in their country. For one, Lebanon has welcomed more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, which has heavily affected cost of living, the unemployment rate, and the political climate. Let's give back to Lebanon by giving them the space and opportunity to pursue their dreams. 

Not only that, many startups are addressing the socio-economic and political problems in the region. How cool would it be if you could get behind projects that are addressing the refugee crisis, the water & electricity shortages, and the political problems in the region? We'd love for you to be a part of this exciting movement. 

Why Beirut? (watch video)


A shout out to INDEVCO Group, North Star Commercial Partners, and the individual donors for supporting The Olive Grove. Thank you!

Andrew Brill
24 May,2017

Corbin Sallis
14 May,2017

Tyler Waye
12 May,2017

Marina Pape
11 May,2017

Georges Bassous
10 May,2017

Georges Bassous
10 May,2017

Sara Morrill
09 May,2017

Elyssa mcbeth
08 May,2017

Eliana Haas
07 May,2017

Kelsie Sereno
05 May,2017

03 May,2017

Aidan Carroll
03 May,2017

02 May,2017

02 May,2017

Georges Bassous
02 May,2017

Abdallah Absi
02 May,2017

Georges Bassous
01 May,2017

30 Apr,2017

Roger Mitchell
29 Apr,2017

28 Apr,2017

28 Apr,2017

jonathan medearis
28 Apr,2017

Carl and Chris
28 Apr,2017

  02 May,2017

We're 75% of the way to our first milestone of $7000. Let's reach that this week! Next step in the renovation process is to add windows. Help us do that by giving to the project or sharing the link with friends. Thanks for your support!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and fell in love with the place, the people & the culture. So, I moved back 2 years ago with the dream to open a co-working space. I am passionate about people and their…

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Let us know you believe in this project by donating $5, and we'll send you a thank you email with a digital photo of Beirut!
$25 or more

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We'll send you a post card from Beirut saying thank you!
$50 or more

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The Olive Grove is all about building community, so we'd love to include you in our community by putting your name on the wall in our studio!
$300 or more

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We'd love to publicly say thanks for your gift, so we'll hang up your photo or name in our cafe for the week.
$5000 or more

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Join us for Beirut Accelerate Fall 2017 for a 4-day weekend. We'll put you and a friend up in a hotel and let you join our team for the conference. Beirut accommodation covered. (Flights are not covered).
$10000 or more

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Cover the costs of renovating, furnishing and getting an office ready for its first tenants! And we can put your name on the office to say thank you!
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