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.
    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.

    VISION:
    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.

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

    VALUES:
    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 global 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.

    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. 

    Partners

    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.

    global water partnership-gwp Logo partners Cleanergy
    Clean Rivers Hub Logo - partners Cleanergy

    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.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Need more info?

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