The first annual EcoSwitch Festival for eco-entrepreneurs in Lebanon welcomed over 65 online participants and 80 people at the physical networking event, the Beirut Digital District, where they got the chance to meet and exchange collaboration proposals.
Within the framework of UNDP’s support to women economic participation, and through funds from the Government of Canada, Berytech is leading on the capacity building of 18 women-led SMEs and startups. This initiative is implemented in North and Mount Lebanon by a consortium of organizations led by René Moawad Foundation.
Throughout the last few months, and as a direct emergency response to the Beirut port explosion, Myriam Hoballah, has been working with Berytech to coach the 30 women entrepreneurs enrolled in the program in one-on-one sessions to identify their needs and structure the support provided by the program based on those needs, as part of the EU4WE project.
For the past two years, the IMPACT RISE program has focused on empowering the Lebanese social entrepreneurship ecosystem, enabling 16 ventures, 16 business coaches, 28 mentors, and 12 partners to create an everlasting wave of social and environmental change.
Congratulations to the nine startups enrolled in the Agrytech Accelerator Program, selected to move forward into the third and final phase of the program.
The Dairy Tech Open day hosted entrepreneurs and startups who showcased their innovative solutions in the dairy industry to the public and presented a great knowledge and networking opportunity for innovators, independent farmers and farming industries, university students, alumni, researchers, SMEs and NGOs. They also were part of a pitching session where they presented their innovations.
The second batch of the Cleanergy program has started with 18 startups, selected out of received applications, each innovating in cleantech in Lebanon, including renewable energy, solid waste management, water and wastewater management, agriculture, and transportation.