Mark Haidar has been heavily involved in the emerging technology scene, starting his first company at the age of 17. A serial entrepreneur who combines advanced technological skills with astute business knowledge, Haidar created over 42 notable products and led many other technology-based businesses through major growth.
By the age of 21, he built the first fully integrated web-based university management system in Lebanon, the first 3D game engine built locally in the Middle East, the first wireless application protocol based internet-to-home remote control system, and won a People’s Choice Award for Best Web Product in the Middle East.
In 2006, Haidar moved to the U.S. from Lebanon and led the development of a state of the art research and development project for the US Army. Shortly after, Mark co-founded Dialexa, a global product-focused technology innovation and development company headquartered in Dallas, TX. In 2014 Dialexa Labs launched Vinli, the first connected car platform at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Most recently Mark founded Peace.Report, an online news aggregator that focuses on current conflicts around the world. It collects news articles that promote peace.