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Raja George Younes [Biography]
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Raja Younes is the former Program Manager
simultaneously for MultiLane SAL, and ATC-VLSI Inc that
was the first hardware exit in Lebanon in 2011 being
acquired by a NASDAQ company IPG-Photonics, [Oxford,
Massachusetts, USA].
Raja Younes was born in Deir El Kamar, Shouf on 14 March 1982, in a
Christian family. He graduated from the Lebanese University Faculty of
Sciences in October 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics Major
Electronics E.E.A. (Electronics, Electrical & Automation), and from the
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris in 2008 with a Bachelor’s
degree in Operation with Emphasis in Industrial Automation. He remained at
the Conservatoire National des Arts ET Métiers as a candidate of Masters of
Sciences degree in Electronics & Automation Engineering.

While receiving his education, Raja was selected by the Partnership for
Lebanon Program to perform an 11 month internship as a Solid State
Engineer in Partnership with Cisco System, CA at MultiLane SAL where he
stayed 7 years and successfully managed the life cycle development of
projects and products catering for tier 1 Semiconductor and Systems
companies, in addition to Big Data Centers and PC manufacturers in the
Americas, Europe & Asia. Moreover, he participated in managing the Pert3
ranked 3rd in the Test & Measurement World magazine competition in
2010, in collaboration between MultiLane SAL and Lecroy Cop.

In September 2015, he joined Valoores with a road map to be an overseas
country manager, where he worked as Communication Executive, Banking
Business Analyst and a Project Manager for the Financial Inclusion; a Central
Bank project.

In 2014, he was the technology advisor at Start Associates, an IMProve
partner, to support companies in creating a sustainable innovative

In July, Raja Younes was a member of the IEEE jury at the IEEE
Communications Engineering Students Competition 2017 across all the
Engineering Faculties in Lebanon, and in August 2011, a member of the
MultiLane, Cisco Systems and Amideast jury to select the best candidate to
join an engineering internship at Cisco Systems California.

Raja Younes has been currently in his position as Solution Specialist leading
the business of the Learning Management System at a reputable R&D Center
serving 60 branches in 20 countries since March 2017, in addition, he
developed the business plan of the first hardware academy in Lebanon (R&D
Training Center), and Founded recently the Startups Fund .Org and Futuris
Technologies program, 2 initiatives that aim supporting the hardware
ecosystem in Lebanon and to bridge the gap between the Lebanese fresh
engineers and the global market.

Moreover, he authored the World’s New Silicon Valley, the first Lebanese
online guide for entrepreneurs and investors’ incentives in Lebanon with
around 4000 viral viewers from 45 countries, and developed a group of 270
global and Lebanese hardware entrepreneurs and engineers. Recently, his
article titled “Lebanon, the right place for hardware startups” was chosen to
be published at Startup Business Italy.

Furthermore, Raja Younes, partnered with the U.S.A. hardware accelerator
Make in L.A. to offer for Lebanese and MENA  hardware startups  4 month
acceleration program in Los Angeles with access to mentorship, funds,
prototyping and production capabilities.
Acceleration Program
Join Raja Younes in October 27th & 28th at the Entreprenergy Summit, Beirut moderating the Hardware Pannel with 3 successful Lebanese Hardware Entrepreneurs
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