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“I had a feeling of hybridity that I wanted to both capture and express” Hashem Montasser on his journey from Wall Street to building The Lighthouse from the ground up

The Lighthouse Conversations

This week we reunited with one of our favorite podcast guests from 2020, Fatafeat founder and overall renaissance man, Youssef El Deeb. Having met last summer just as The Lighthouse reopened post-lockdown, Hashem and Youssef formed a bond over chocolate cake, books and a shared nostalgia for Egypt’s ancien regime. In this episode, the tables were turned with Youssef playing host and Hashem as the guest in the hot seat. Through Youssef’s thoughtfully penned questions, Hashem talked about his childhood in 80’s Cairo and the journey from becoming one of the only Egyptian traders working on the trading floor during the Wall Street era of 1990s in New York, to planting the idea of a concept store cum restaurant and establishing The Lighthouse in 2017.


8 Jul 2021

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The Lighthouse: Hashem Montasser

Tales of the Trade

Guest Hashem Montasser Founder, The Lighthouse Login • Instagram www.linkedin.com As Dubai braced for a full lockdown in March 2020, two finance execs-turned-entrepreneurs met with their staff and announced their decision to close operations ahead of the official lockdown announcement. Pull up a chair & join the conversation with Hashem Montasser, co-founder of The Lighthouse. Credits This episode was hosted by Chirag Desai, with production support from Abhishek Venkatasubramanian & Zainab Ujjaini. Original music composed by Reiner Erlings. Review us on Apple Podcasts • IMDb • Podchaser Links Support the podcast The Lighthouse The Lighthouse on Instagram The Lighthouse Conversations (podcast) How to take over the world, one burrata at a time by Hashem Montasser Hashem Montasser & Hany Bassiouny on adapting The Lighthouse’s strategy for the post-Covid-19 era


6 Oct 2020

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Hashem Montasser on lessons he learned from his first year of podcasting and why content is always king

The Lighthouse Conversations

Our podcast is celebrating its first milestone: 20 episodes! And we’d like to give our listeners around the world a HUGE shoutout: Thank you for tuning in. While it’s been almost one year since we aired our first episode, it feels like yesterday. And we’ve learned a lot along the way! On this week’s episode, Hashem sits on the hot seat and is interviewed by our producer Chirag Desai who asks him to reflect on the first year of podcasting. They discuss the emergence of micro-entrepreneurship in the creative space, reopening The Lighthouse post-lockdown and future themes that our listeners can expect on the podcast. The key learnings of launching a bi-weekly podcast? That the medium is important but it’s the quality of the content that trumps all. And we promise to continue to deliver fresh and stimulating content in this shifting global landscape. Links The Lighthouse Conversations with Richard Windsor New York Times: Journalists Are Leaving the Noisy Internet for Your Email Inbox Stratechery by Ben Thompson The Lighthouse Conversations with Chris Khalifa The Lighthouse Conversations (live) with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh The Lighthouse Conversations with Daneh Buahmed


9 Sep 2020

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Hashem Montasser and Hany Bassiouny on adapting The Lighthouse’s strategy for the post-Covid-19 era and why thought-leadership in F&B is more pressing than ever

The Lighthouse Conversations

We’re going behind the scenes this week with the Lighthouse’s Hashem Montasser & Hany Bassiouny who speak with producer Chirag Desai about how they’re dealing with the consequences of Covid-19 and its current impact on their business. They also share their insights on how the F&B industry might change as we start to emerge from the crisis and their advice for founders on how to protect their brand equity over the long term.


14 May 2020

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Entrepreneurs 101 - Hashem Montasser, The Lighthouse

Ideamix Radio

After Hashem Montasser built his successful career in finance, he still felt something was missing. From his desire to build something of his own and embrace his creative side, Montasser Hashem conceived the idea for The Lighthouse. Inspired by The Bloomsbury Group, a congregation of authors and intellectuals in the early 20th century, The Lighthouse is a cultural restaurant, concept store and meeting place for collaborators and creatives in Dubai. Building such an experiential business isn't easy. Follow Montasser Hashem as he recounts the process of realizing his vision and growing his business. Subscribe to Ideamix Radio and stay tuned for new episodes every Wednesday. On Ideamix Radio we speak with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, career changers, experts and enthusiasts for insider tips that help you build the life, business, and career you want.Ideamix is the go-to destination for entrepreneurs to turn their idea into a business. Check out our website at www.theideamix.com. For comments, questions, podcast guest ideas or sponsorship enquiries, please email info@theideamix.com.


8 Apr 2020