Under the patronage and presence of the Minister of State for Information Technology, H.E Adel Afiouni, and in collaboration with Faculty of Science, A lecture entitled: "Connecting Lebanon to Silicon Valley", was delivered in Tripoli Campus by the Engineer Ahmed Mohaisen, who is in charge of staff supervision at Techwadi in Silicon Valley. The lecture was attended by Member of the Lebanese parliament H.E Ali Darwish, Mr. Mokbel Malek representing H.E Najib Mikati, the president of Mina Municipality, Mr. Abdelkader Alam El Din, Mayor of Zagharta Ms. Iman Al-Rafi'i, BAU Vice-President for Tripoli Branch Affairs Prof. Khaled Baghdady, Deputy Secretary General for Tripoli branch Affairs Mr. Mohammad Hammoud, faculty directors, a crowd of interested citizens from Tripoli and students from all campus faculties.
Dr. Abdullah Chakik, Assistant professor at Faculty of Science started the lecture by emphasizing on the importance of entrepreneurship for youth whilst keeping an eye on the development of technology advancement to make good use of throughout their future career and life. The representative of the women's sector in the Association of Azm and Saade, Mrs. Jinan Mobayed, delivered a welcoming speech to the audience, in which she presented the biography of Mr. Ahmad Muhaisen. Further to that Prof. Khaled Baghdadi, stressed on the role youth can play in developing their countries. Mr. Ahmed introduced in his lecture the activities currently running at Silicon Valley to help young people develop and fund their ideas. He also urged young people to get to know the world of entrepreneurship and to work on pioneering ideas to create successful companies. He presented as well many ideas that support the funding of startups. At the end of the lecture, Minister Adel Afiouni delivered a speech in which he briefed the role of the Ministry of Information Technology and its efforts to connect youth with international companies that are interested in entrepreneurship.