We turn innovative ideas into successful businesses

Berytech is an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, providing a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups and SMEs, fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in Lebanon.

About Berytech

Berytech’s role is multifold in building an all-inclusive ecosystem for its own entrepreneurs while contributing to the growth of the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem in general. 

It has helped shape the cultural norms of the society in accepting and supporting the concept of entrepreneurship, while its different activities continue to push new avant-garde concepts. 

Berytech serves as a nucleus in connecting different stakeholders in the ecosystem and it strives to influence policymakers and legislating bodies to issue laws that benefit the ecosystem.

    We offer one complete ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their

      Since its establishment in 2002 by the Saint Joseph University (USJ), Berytech has succeeded in:

      • Creating strategic connections and international partnerships and affiliations,
      • Connecting different pools of experts in the ecosystem: business angels, mentors, cluster managers, technology transfer managers, innovators and researchers,
      • Collaborating with the Ministry of Economy and Trade to set and implement a national strategy to support SMEs, and
      • Partnering in creating organizations, programs and accelerators to serve the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem.

      We offer one complete ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their

        Berytech supports innovative companies to scale up and shape the tech and innovation scene in the Lebanon and the region with the ultimate goal to create jobs.

        We offer the right ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their startups and SMEs, fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

        Our values remain in the center of everything we do: integrity, diligence, sustainability, equality, and good governance.

        What We Offer

        Business support & mentoring

        Workshops, events & competitions

        Access to int’l markets

        Job opportunities within our network

        Funding advice & counseling

        Office spaces & facilities

        Community support & networking

        Berytech is the only organization in Lebanon to provide an across-the-board ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their own startups and SMEs. When joining Berytech, one becomes part of an interconnected community of entrepreneurs, creators, experts, innovators, changemakers, dreamers, believers and hard workers.
        Sharing and building knowledge is essential to supporting entrepreneurship while aiming for a knowledge-based economy. 
        With its thorough business support offerings and multi-faceted programs, Berytech aims to catalyze the growth of startups and SMEs ensuring long-term sustainability of their businesses while assuring that they have constant and updated access to all the resources they need to scale-up. We offer one complete ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their own startups and SMEs.

        Berytech's Tools to Foster Innovation

        Online platform & communication

        Promoting all programs and activities, open innovation, support interventions

        Outreach & Motivation

        Outreach, Ideathons, Hackathons, Field Visits, FYP Reviews

        IP Valorization

        Encouraging the generation and commercialization of Lebanese intellectual property

        Prototyping Facilities

        Fast Prototyping at Berytech Fab Lab, Hardware & Electronic, Partnerships

        Acceleration & Incubation

        Hosting, acceleration & incubation, support, validation, commercialization internationalization, fundraising

        Grants & Matching Grants

        Cash grants to support MVP, acceleration and matching grant for the incubation phase

        Clustering

        Support to grow the sector, the startups and SMEs, lobby

        Policy Push & Lobbying

        Policy dialogue, think tanks, white papers, draft laws, academia-industry

        Internationalization & Softlanding

        Trade missions, exchange, international exhibition and trainings, access to markets

        Technical Assistance for SMEs

        Scaling, transformation plans, product development, market access, sales, HR, legal

        Investment Readiness

        Pitch decks and trainings, business modeling, financial preparations, board of governance , due diligence

        Investment Facilitation

        Investment brokering, investment promotion, financial products facilitation, promotion of portfolio, fundraising

        Berytech supports innovative companies to scale up and shape the tech and innovation scene in the Lebanon and the region with the ultimate goal to create jobs.

        Berytech in Numbers: 2002-2020

        4.2K+
        Entrepreneurs Supported

        300+
        Startups Incorporated

        3.5K+
        Jobs Created

        $2.5M+
        Grants to Startups

        $90M+
        Raised to Manage Programs

        1
        Entrepreneurs Supported
        0 +
        Startups Incorporated
        0
        Jobs Created
        $ 0 M+
        Grants to Startups
        $ 0 M+
        Raised to Manage Programs

        Memberships, Accreditations & Certifications

        Berytech has been certified by international organizations and has international memberships offering entrepreneurs in the community access to global support networks.

        EcoSwitch Coalition

        Berytech is committed to the Eco-Switch Coalition, a collaboration between well-established institutions, NGOs and companies who wish to strengthen the support given to eco-entrepreneurs in Lebanon. The aim is to help local green entrepreneurs thrive and grow their positive environmental impact, by providing them with a variety of support mechanisms based on their needs.

        European BIC (Business & Innovation Centers) Network [EBN]Berytech is a member of EBN, a network of around 140 quality-certified European business and innovation centers, incubators, accelerators and other support organizations, and approximately 100 Associate Members that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs.

        EU Business & Innovation Center

        Berytech is an EU-accredited Business Innovation Center since 2006, which certifies our compliance to a set of standards known as the EU|BIC Quality Mark Criteria, the only quality system recognized by the European Union.

        Fab Foundation

        Berytech Fab Lab is a member of the international Fab Foundation network of over 78 countries. The network connects Fab Lab members to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators facilitating knowledge and idea sharing.

        Fintech Galaxy
        Berytech has teamed up as Ecosystem Partners with Fintech Galaxy – the UAE-based cross-border fintech marketplace and innovation crowdsourcing platform, to help drive collaboration, fuel innovation, and facilitate integration between financial institutions and fintech companies.

        GrowthWheel Certification

        The Berytech Business Support team is certified by and uses GrowthWheel – a platform that provides an online alternative to the conventional business plan. 

        Global Water Partnership

        Berytech is a member of the Global Water Partnership, with the aim to work with other countries towards the equitable, sustainable and efficient management of water resources. GWP is a global action network with over 3,000 Partner organizations in 179 countries.

        ICC-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship

        The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched the ICC-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship to inspire entrepreneurial innovation and improve the business environment for SMEs in the Arab region. Berytech is supporting the new ICC-ESCWA Centre for Entrepreneurship in Beirut, and as a partner will help strengthen the Centre’s mission and purpose.

        UN Global Compact Network 

        Berytech is a member of the UN Global Compact Lebanon, particularly committed to the Sustainable Development Goal #9 related to Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. 

        Shareholders

        We joined forces with a number of partners and stakeholders to service the interests of entrepreneurs. They bring an added value of network connections, resources and opportunities to our community as they cover several areas of expertise including strategy, technology, finance, marketing, innovation & more.

        Board of directors

        Dr. Georges Aoun
        Saint Joseph University
        Henri Asseily
        Leap Ventures, Bizrate, Shopzilla
        Maroun N. Chammas
        Berytech
        Joumana Chelala
        Byblos Bank
        Rania Frem El Khoury
        INDEVCO, Frem Foundation
        Maria Saradar
        Fondation Saradar
        Wajdi Najem
        Saint Joseph University
        Georges Nazi
        Accenture
        Dr. Nicolas Rouhana
        IM Capital
        Randa Safah
        Banque Audi
        Dr. Nasser Saidi
        Nasser Saidi & Associates
        Peter Tarazi
        Arab Bank

        Contributing to SDGs

        Berytech joined the UN Global Compact in September 2017 and pledged to support their call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. Since then, Berytech has been engaged locally by being an active participant in the Lebanon Network activities. 

        Berytech has particularly committed to the Sustainable Development Goal 9 related to Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Our role focuses on improving the economy, the society and the sustainability of our country. We aim to be part of the social responsibility framework working towards a better world through creating a network of startups and SMEs and have them join the UN Global Compact network and be the change we are aiming at.

        Need more info?

        If you have any questions about Berytech, please email us on community@berytech.org, and we will get back to you.