Marie-Rita Hojeij received the B.E. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in 2013, and the PhD in fifth generation mobile communication systems, in 2017, from IMT Atlantique, France.
She is currently the Programs Director at Berytech incubator and business development center, leading on various regional entrepreneurship support initiatives, funded by the European Union, including ecosystem development activities, acceleration and incubation programs, innovation events, access to grants and networks.
Imad H. Elhajj is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut. In 2014, he co-founded SAUGO 360, the first startup to be incubated at AUB, and in 2017 he co-founded the Humanitarian Engineering Initiative at AUB.