Impact Rise: Berytech launches the Empowering Lebanese Social Impact Startups Campaign

Posted on May 18, 2021

We believe in social entrepreneurs and their power to shape a better Lebanon”

Berytech has launched a national, regional and international campaign to empower and support the social impact startups enrolled in the Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program, funded by MEPI and under the hashtag #makeaBIGGERimpact.

“Because we believe in social entrepreneurs and their power to shape a better Lebanon, Berytech will run a comprehensive digital marketing campaign to help seven Lebanese social impact startups generate more awareness about their initiatives and drive more support from potential clients, donors and investors,” explains Jessica Ghaoui – Program Officer at Berytech.

The seven startups are FabricAID, Find A Nurse, Green Track, La Brocante, Live Love Recycle, Teabah, and The Volunteer Circle, who have been selected to move to the second level of the Impact Rise Program. Over the next six months, the startups will benefit from growth support to further scale their ventures and access new markets. “This campaign organized by Berytech with the support of MEPI, is part of the assistance we are providing the startups in this second phase of the program,” comments Ghaoui.

Social Entrepreneurship: Essential to the Lebanese Economy

Social entrepreneurship is essential to the Lebanese economy and plays a major role in creating and sustaining a better socio-economic environment, however it needs a proper ecosystem to grow where social innovators can be mentored, financed and supported. This is addressed and solved through Berytech’s program Impact Rise – Lebanon’s pioneer social entrepreneurship scale-up program, funded by MEPI, launched back in October 2019.

Since then, Lebanon has been suffering from the biggest economic crisis and after the disastrous Beirut Blast, many people have lost their jobs. Economic inflation is affecting businesses and decreasing the number of startups that are willing to invest in this country. “During these circumstances, Impact Rise startups need guidance and support now more than ever and they need our thinking, solutions and planning to keep rising,” comments Krystel Khalil – Programs Director at Berytech. “So, over the next month, a full-fledged marketing campaign is being planned by Berytech to promote the seven startups, profiling them, describing their social impact and how people in Lebanon and abroad can help, by either becoming a client, an investor, a donor or a partner”.

“Aiming for growth is one of the most important parts of the work process of a startup owner, but sometimes, even the most productive and motivated entrepreneurs can’t easily find the right answer to their questions and concerns. The Impact Rise Program helped provide answers, open new horizons, and scale up their ventures,comments Maya Barhouche – Grants Program Manager at the U.S. Embassy of Beirut. She adds, quoting Mats Lederhausen: “Think big, start small, then scale or fail fast.”

 

Support, Donate and Invest in the Startups

Read about each startup and their current calls to action.

 

FabricAid – The Fabric of Giving

FabricAID is a Lebanese social enterprise that aims to establish a socially and environmentally conscious value-chain for the apparel industry.

Your support means that we can reach more people and keep more clothes out of the dumps. You can donate the clothes that you don’t need, buy pre-loved items from Second Base, contribute with cash donations, or reach out to us for opportunities that can grow us bigger and take us farther. We’re counting on you!

 

Find A Nurse – Home Care, Simplified

Find a Nurse is an online platform that allows you to find trained, qualified home care providers in your area.

You can be part of our success story. Use our platform to hire a Lebanese caregiver. Recommend us to your family and friends and help us spread the word. Donate to help us impact wider communities and/or reach out to us with new intertests and opportunities.

 

Green Track – Sorting at Source

Green Track is a social enterprise that aims to solve the waste crisis through sorting at source and recycling while working towards a sustainable waste management system.

To start turning around the garbage situation in Lebanon, we need you to get involved. Help us build awareness on the sorting process, create new clubs in new districts to maximize the number of households and beneficiaries from our services, and maximize the quantity of sorted waste. Your financial donation will help us create a bigger impact faster. Sort, Donate and Share.

 

La Brocante – Upcycling for the Community and the Environment

La Brocante collects donations of used furniture and household appliances, employs disabled and disadvantaged people to restore them and then re-sells them.

You can be part of our mission in many ways. Contact us to donate your used furniture, visit our showrooms to buy from us, help us multiply our impact with financial donations, and spread the word to let more people know about us.

 

Live Love Recycle – Making Recycling Easy and Accessible for Everyone

Live Love Recycle is digitizing the waste management industry and connecting all parties involved in the recycling process, including recyclers and recycling facilities.

We need you to download our app and subscribe to our services to ultimately help us hire more drivers and cover more areas in Lebanon. You can also donate money to contribute to our expansion or reach out to us for new investment opportunities, partnerships and collaborations.

Teabah – The Authentic Taste of Lebanese Nature

Teabah is a local tea brand that uses high-quality ingredients planted and cultivated in Lebanon while empowering rural women and preserving natural heritage.

We want to multiply our production to impact more lives, and we want you to help. Buy your tea from us, donate money to help us grow and support more independent farmers and rural women, and of course spread the word about our and your Teabah.

 

The Volunteer Circle – Your Life. Your Skills. Your Impact.

The Volunteer Circle is a platform for skill-sharing across all areas of Lebanon that matches volunteers, community services, experience seekers and multi-talented individuals with the cause that needs them the most.

Help us reach farther and do more by donating money. Subscribe to start your volunteering journey and impact your community. Sign up for our Volunteer Leadership Masterclass to dive deeper into volunteering.

 

#makeaBIGGERimpact

Support the startups of the Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program! From alleviating poverty to employing more people to saving the environment, our startups are making a big difference in Lebanon. Learn more about them, join their missions and support them to scale and make a bigger impact. SUPPORT. DONATE. INVEST.


About the Impact Rise Social Innovation Program

The Impact Rise social innovation program is designed and managed by Berytech and funded by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to put ambitious startups, devoted experts and support partners on the road to growing sustainable and successful social ventures. Learn more.