Start-Up Booster Track, The Next Society in Lebanon

Posted on November 20, 2017

Booster Track Winners 2017

To give Lebanese entrepreneurs the opportunity to benefit from the different services and programs offered by THE NEXT SOCIETY, Berytech launched a Booster Track Competition back in October 2017. The shortlisted startups had the chance to pitch during the launch of the Next Society in Lebanon and three winners were announced.

The Start-up Booster Track, a flexible support programme for entrepreneurs in the MENA region, aims to support entrepreneurs to bridge with key markets in Europe, Africa, the Gulf, and USA. 


Shortlisted Entrepreneurs

Seven shortlisted Lebanese entrepreneurs pitched their ideas during the launch event of THE NEXT SOCIETY, to jury members: Corine Kiami – Investment Manager at IM Capital, Nadine Asmar – Expert coach and mentor at Mowgli Mentoring, Emmanuel Noutary – General Delegate from ANIMA Investment Network, and Ramy Boujawdeh – Deputy GM of Berytech.


The entrepreneurs included:

  • Hadi Fathallah – Recyclo which offers a digitized suite of services that helps traders, factories and governments trade scraps and recyclables across borders and navigate price volatility.
  • Ramzi Jreidini – Handiss, a web platform that provides companies and individuals in the construction sector with the means to hire freelance engineers and architects around the world.
  • Naim Nassereldine – Towbe, a platform designed to assist people with car troubles in 2 clicks connecting the nearest towing vehicles.
  • Mohamad Sabouneh – Moodfit, a hassle-free online home furnishing and decoration service from carefully selected professional interior designers.
  • Victor Schoucair – Harold, a disruptive classified ads assistant that allows users to optimize the time, price, and platform choice for their online transactions.
  • Alexandra Valerik – Legato, a website and application which links musicians to private and public event organizers in 3 simple steps.
  • Selim Yasmine – 209 Lebanese wines, an online full experience platform that allows customers to buy wine from 50 different wineries, most of which are not available in the traditional market.


Winners and their benefits

The winners of the Booster Track competition 2017 are:
Selim Yasmine – 209 Lebanese wines
Hadi Fathallah – Recyclo
Mohamad Sabouneh – Moodfit


They will benefit from THE NEXT SOCIETY services including trainings in intellectual property and venture workshops, mentoring programs, international acceleration boot-camps, international business development missions, power dinners with investors, and soft landing in European innovation hubs.

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