Hany Anan

Let us all give the help we wish we had!

Hany Anan is an Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the American University of Beirut, minoring in Mathematics. Since high school, Hany was passionate about serving his community by participating in many community service and volunteering programs. His hard work and passion for a better future helped him to receive a full university scholarship to study at AUB provided by ULYP (Unite Lebanon Youth Project). During his university years, Hany gave more than 20 mentoring and training programs for youth about social innovation and entrepreneurship. He also worked on an online educational platform startup “ToRead” (previously known as EduZone) that helped thousands of students in Lebanon in their academic difficulties and challenges.

In 2019, Hany was described by Hult Prize as “The student who saw his success in making all students succeed!” 


American University of Beirut

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minor in Mathematics

Jamil Rawass Public Highschool

Lebanese Baccalaureate, General Sciences section with distinction

Ecole Libanais des Frères

Work Experience

UNDP Lebanon
Web-developer and Advisory Board Member

Develop and maintain the website of the Youth Leadership Programme at UNDP and work
in coordination with partners on technical implementation of the program. Advisory Board
Member representing UNDP YLP in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.

Founder and CEO

Develop an educational platform that offers equal and reliable educational resources for
students in Lebanon. toreadlb.com

International College
Course Teacher 

Teach a social entrepreneurship course for middle school students where I teach students
how to use technology to solve social problems using entrepreneurship mindset

Riyada for Social Innovation SAL
Trainer and Mentor

Help in non-technical and technical aspects and mentor in training programs for youth to
learn more about social entrepreneurship and how to use technology for social good

FinFirst Capital
Web Developer

Worked on developing the company’s financial technology (Multi-country and Multilanguage) website using WordPress Multisite and linking the front-end with Rest APIs


Work as a freelancer on developing multilanguage websites using WordPress, Moodle
CMS, PHP, JavaScript, and CSS

EduZone Lebanon
Founder and General Manager

Develop the first educational platform in Lebanon (eduzonelb.com) which includes 63,000
user and help them with their educational and academic difficulties

Other Experiences

Hackathon and Competitions
  • (2020) AUB | USJ Hackathon for fighting fake news
  • (2020) New York University Abu Dhabi Coding Hackathon
  • (2019) BalaFabrakeh Hackathon: Fighting fake news
  • (2019) Build it Weekend
  • (2018) Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering Hackathon at AUB
  • (2017) Global Classroom Model United Nations
Event Organizer
  • (2019) A Web for Change series of workshops, organizer and trainer
  • (2019) Mathematics Excellence Competition (MEC 2.0), General Manager
  • (2018) Engineering Design Challenge, Outreach team Leader
  • (2018) Design Behind the Game for refugees, workshop organizer and instructor
  • (2018) Mathematics Excellence Competition (MEC 1.0), General Manager
  • (2018) Book Exchange Campaign at Jamil Rawas Public School, Founder
Selected Speaking Experience
  • (2020) United Nations Academic Impact, The Advocacy Summit - Speech title: Effective Leadership
  • (2020) Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Design Post Covid - Speech title: Success is not about Luck!
  • (2019) Hult Prize, USEK Zahle - Speech title: How to pitch your project

Awards and Achievments

Best Company Award in the Arab Region

Participated as the CEO of ToRead representing the best company in Lebanon and received the highest rank award in the Arab Region known as The Soraya Salti Company of the Year

Excellence in Technology Award

Participated as the CEO of ToRead and received the excellence in technology award based on the solution provided for Mastercard

Recipient of the Best Company Award

Participated as the CEO of ToRead during the Young Entrepreneurship Competition and
represented Lebanon on the regional level

Recipient of the Salwa Sanioura Baasiry Award

Received the award for the most impactful volunteering work and community service with
academic excellence

Participant representing Lebanon and AUB

Worked on developing solutions for vulnerable people by developing a platform during
three days hackathon that involved 130 participants from different countries

Start-up Incubator winner

Worked on a project of providing online education in Lebanon, pitched the idea in front of
judges, and received fund from the Asfari Foundation

Campus Director and Fellow

Work in collaboration with the United Nations Academic Impact on giving trainings for
university students on how to work on their own initiatives toward solving social problems
and achieving the UN 2030 SDGs

Top 5 in the Semi-Finals

Pitched start-up idea that solves a social problem related to the SDGs and was chosen
between top 5 ideas under Riyada’s partnership to pitch in the Final stage

Scholarship Recipient

Received undergraduate scholarship to continue a Bachelor of Engineering at the American University of Beirut

Bridge Scholarship Recipient

Received undergraduate full scholarship to continue a Bachelor of Engineering at the American University of Beirut

Case Competition 2nd Place winner

Planed and suggested solutions for real life problems faced by Beirut Municipality, UBER, Leo Burnett, and Ghandour Chocolate

Ambassador in Lebanon and Turkey Hub

Represent the foundation, its mission and values; strengthen collaboration among AGFE
scholars and work on high-impact projects within the community.

Wooden Bridge Weight Endurable Winner

Built a wooden bridge as part of a FEAA 200 course competition taken by all engineering
students at the university

Start-up Incubator winner

Built a wooden bridge as part of a FEAA 200 course competition taken by all engineering
students at the university

STEM Scholarship Recipient

Received undergraduate full scholarship based on academic excellence to pursue a
Bachelor of Engineering at the American University of Beirut

Highschool Merit Scholarship

Received a merit-based scholarship to continue my highschool education at the Ecole
Libanais des Frères

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