ONLINE · 19 NOV 2020













One Day. Endless Opportunities.

Join 1,000+ of the region’s most entrepreneurial minds who will exchange knowledge and support, forge new partnerships, and scale-up across the European and Mediterranean markets against all odds. 

6+ hours of power talks, success stories, discussion panels, growth workshops, virtual exhibitions, and live networking will uncover endless insights and opportunities to navigate the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, adapt your growth strategies, access funding, and grow.

Get your ticket now and join us online on November 19, 2020.


about the key technologies and industry trends that are reshaping the business world and tap into new post-pandemic strategies to grow your venture, access international markets, and thrive in a challenging world. 


with industry leaders and professionals, network with fellow startups, explore potential collaborations, attract investors, access funding and grant opportunities and secure deals in the Euro-Med region.


international business support, funding, and soft-landing programs as well as major European and Mediterranean firms looking for building strategic partnerships and corporate deals.


your business across the Euro-Mediterranean network of industry leaders,  entrepreneurship ecosystem players, and investors  through the virtual startups exhibition and the event’s matchmaking platform.  



Driving The Mediterrenean Forward Through Supporting The Scaling Of Startups

The role of networks such as Berytech, ANIMA Investment Network,  and the European Union in supporting entrepreneurs and improving the economic situation in the Mediterranean.

15 MIN ·


Scaling through Covid 19 & beyond

How Hopin is transforming the future of events and how it managed to expand to over 1.5 million users and 30,000+ global events in less than a year.

15 MIN ·


International expansion in today’s world: where to start?

The role of startups, researchers, private and public sectors, innovation centers and networks in driving the Mediterranean region forward.

30 MIN · – 3


Data as a driver for emerging venture markets

Latest data, trends, and insights of the ecosystem in the MENA region to build the right opportunities in a Covid-19 world.

10 MIN · 3– 3


Flourishing in times of crisis: the success story of a Lebanese business facing covid-19 pandemic, political unrest, and economic unrest

How Cinemoz Video-On-Demand platform witnessed positive activity amidst the pandemic and what are the takeaways for what’s next?

5 MIN · 3– 3


From local to global: scaling a great tech idea into a global category winner

10 MIN · 3– 3


A conversation with the region’s most active investors throughout the pandemic

What should entrepreneurs consider in our current context? What is the Angel and early-stage investment landscape in the region? And what are the available funding mechanisms?

30 MIN · 3– 4


Branding in a changed digital world: what to consider for fast track growth?

The essence of branding, storytelling, and communication to build digital relationships with international customers.

10 MIN · 4– 4


The power of diaspora for economic development

The role of diaspora in international expansion and economic development and how entrepreneurs can leverage it to access international markets.

10 MIN · 4– 4


The Fourth Industrial Revolution: developing new skills

The new skills and technology advances that are developed in the fourth industrial revolution, with a focus on digital fabrication.

10 MIN · 4– 4


The story of Roadie Tuner: Running a successful crowdfunding campaign amidst a pandemic and an economic crisis

How Roadie Tuner launched their flagship product, Roadie 3, at the peak of an economic crisis and a world pandemic.

5 MIN · 4– 4


How to successfully sell new products or services to global accounts in Europe

How to target and successfully sell new products or services to global accounts in Europe, following the success story of Inventhys. 

10 MIN · 4– 4


Enabling digital transformation for a fast-paced business expansion

How the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology across sectors, and the 3 elements to enable digital transformation: People, Processes, and Tools.

30 MIN · 4– 5


Quick-Shifting Industries: Future Trends

How will the world look like a few years from now? The trends that are disrupting different sectors including education, fintech, food and agriculture.

30 MIN · 5– 5


The power of data and its impact on consumer behavior

What are the implications of COVID19 on businesses? What is the future of consumer behavior? And how will the digital business evolution impact our digital relationships?

10 MIN · 5– 6


An accelerated journey to profitability: The story of Zomato

The effect of the pandemic on the food delivery industry worldwide and on Zomato’s work in the region, and how Zomato adapted their business model to the current situation.

5 MIN · 6– 6


Growing a Business with Impact

What societal problem is your business solving and how you are making a truly unique and valuable contribution to the world.

10 MIN · 6– 6


Leading and managing international human capital: A key for success

How to create an efficient remote working environment, manage cross-cultural teams, and outsource the skills you need to scale up to international markets.

10 MIN · 6– 6


The power of a Mediterranean Innovation & Entrepreneurship Support Ecosystem and network

Hosting key players who believe in entrepreneurs and bring various support opportunities for startups: from acceleration programs, to grants, networks, soft-landing…

30 MIN · 6– 7


The boom of E-commerce and how Unilever managed it

How the pandemic forced humanity to fast forward its capabilities, plans and technologies 4 to 5 years ahead.

10 MIN · 7– 7


Top 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Founders and Investors in Venture Capital Financing

10 MIN · 7– 7


Towards a Global Impact Economy: Driving change through Sustainable development goals and social innovation

The importance of the corporate sector in building a better impact economy, and the crucial role of the Civil Society in advancing the 2030 Agenda and buIlding sustainable communities.

20 MIN · 7– 7


Shifting from growth times to endurance times

Local Actions for Global Change and key elements to build the right business development and partnership strategies in emerging markets.

10 MIN · 6– 6


An international line-up of inspiring professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors who will share their secrets and insights on how to grow successful ventures and access international markets

Ahmed Huzayyin

Manager of the Eco-Industrial Department, Chemonics Egypt Consultants

Dr. Ahmed Huzayyin holds a PhD in energy systems from the University of Toronto and a MSc. & BSc. Electrical Power Eng. from Cairo University. He manages the Eco-Industrial Department in Chemonics Egypt Consultants. 

His research and consultancy experience focuses on development of clean technology markets in MENA region. He has experience in serving numerous startups and large firms in managing growth and increasing competitiveness. He has worked extensively on access to green finance as well as policy development.

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Ahmed Yassin

Co-founder & Marketing Strategist, Banlastic Egypt

Ahmed Yassin is the cofounder and Marketing strategist of Banlastic Egypt. He finished his of Electromechanical Engineering, Alexandria University and he is now working as solar ambassador for solar city co. and is a Solar engineer in Egypt .He established a new platform called SOLAREGY to network all factories in Alexandria on a special basis to use clean energy as alternative to fossil fuels. Ahmed is working extensively at the development field through various programmes that promote development and SDGs.

He is the “Young Mediterranean Voices”(YMV) ambassador since 2019, after attending EU – Malta leadership training. He started the plastic pollution movement initiative in the YMV programme to create a plastic free-zone for Mediterranean basin countries. In late 2019 he Founded the 1st Med. Green transportation & E-Mobility Conference. Ahmed is also the current chief strategy councillor, trainer, moderator at MAC Club for Social Development , He had been advocating for climate crisis and was engaged in many projects around that cause and is also a member in “Egypt Ban Plastic” Coalition.
Ahmed Yassin is the Current Chief Strategy Councilor, Co-founder and trainer at Make A Contribution Club, a CSO which works in the social development at the prospect of contributing with the general community and widening the integration of various backgrounds.

As part of active participation in debating and dialouge , He is an active contributor ,debater ,Moderater and a keynote speaker in Erasmus Virtual exchange platform.In addition being an alumni to several national and international programmes under the auspices of European union.
Moreover, He started developing the NGO platform to add the dialogue as an important key of socializing and engaging more abandoned sectors via Contribution programmes. Also,He founded the Model of UK Parliament simulation programme which had a successful impact in Alexandria to introduce the moderated discussions to the youth.

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Alain Tubiana

Chairman/Head of Master programme in cluster management, Gnomon and University of Strasbourg

Alain Tubiana is an international expert and consultant on cluster management. He has 9 years of experience as cluster manager in the Information Technology (IT) sector. In the past nine years he has conducted more than 40 missions for cluster organizations as well as governments and the European Commission both in Europe (France, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia,Lithuania,Turkey, Russia…) and abroad (Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritius, Tunisia, Algeria, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles and three French Overseas Territories, New Caledonia, La Réunion and Mayotte).

He works on public policy design or advice and cluster initiative support. He has trained more than 180 cluster managers on site and through distance learning. He has contributed to activate 14 cluster initiatives in various sectors like textile, automotive, IT, mechanics, creative industry, energy efficiency, agro-food, chemical industry, cosmetics and logistics in 9 different countries. He developed several projects to facilitate the technology transfer from laboratories to companies and has a strong experience in business support for SMEs. Alain Tubiana also has 20 years of experience as a consultant in economic development strategies for territories and project management. After studying public law and journalism, he started his professional career as communication officer.

He is head of the Master programme in Cluster Management at University of Strasbourg and lecturer at Kedge Business School.
He is member of the European Commission Expert Group on Clusters.

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Asma Shabab

Senior Consultant/Strategy and Experience, IBM

Asma is an award-winning strategist, and helps companies, governments, and social institutes futureproof their missions by transforming their business models with the adoption of exponential technologies.

In her previous role as a Marketing Leader for IBM’s Watson Internet of Things and AI solutions, Asma established herself as a thought leader, speaking at numerous public forums on AI and IoT. Before IBM, Asma was involved in public policy, behavioral change, brand, marketing and political campaigns.

Asma is a Fulbright Scholar, the most prestigious and competitive fellowships in the world and sits on the Board of The Mobile Marketing Association, MENA and CMO Council MENA and speaks frequently on Digital Business and Innovation Strategies, Diversity and Gender Parity, Customer Experience and Communication Strategy.

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Audrey Nakad

CEO, Synkers

Audrey Nakad is the co-founder and CEO of Synkers, a mobile education platform that connects learners to highly qualified private tutors and mentors.

Her vision is to build the largest self-regulated community of knowledge exchange. In 2019, she was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30.
She sold her 1st startup, a painting business in Montreal while she was 18. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Concordia University, Canada.

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Bassam Falah

CEO, Innovest Middle East

Founder and CEO of Innovest Middle East, an IncuVestment firm that invests in emerging Startups and SMEs in the Middle East Market, through Capital Injection and Value Creation.

With investments in startups in Dubai, Jeddah, Erbil, Baghdad and Beirut, Innovest Middle East has now an investment portfolio of ventures in the Tech, Services, and Retail Business. Before making the leap towards the entrepreneurial world and founding INNOVEST Middle East, Bassam spent 12 years on the corporate side.

His last role was as a Regional Business Head of CPW Middle East – a joint venture between Nestlé Middle East and General Mills, and prior to that as Head of Marketing – Dairy Business Unit at Nestle Middle East, and earlier as Consumer Marketing manager at Nestlé Philippines.

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Bassem Dghaidy

Solution Architect, GitHub

Bassem Dghaidi is a Solution Architect at GitHub, where he helps enterprise customers deliver their strategies, engineering vision and optimize their software development life cycle to make the best out of GitHub’s rich features.

Bassem comes from a software engineering background with over 12 years of experience in the industry.

Before moving to the Netherlands, he contributed to the design of Lebanon’s leading software engineering boot camp, SE Factory, featured in The Guardian, TechCrunch and Forbes. He also led the architecture and implementation of enterprise solutions in FinTech, the transportation and logistics industry across The Netherlands, USA, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Lebanon.

Before that, Bassem was the head of an R&D division in a Beirut based digital agency, designing applications in natural human interfaces, computer vision, and machine learning.

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Carla El Maalouli

Head of Marketing MENA, Twitter

Carla (@CMaalouli) works at Twitter as the Head of Business Marketing for the Middle East and North Africa. Her function focuses on communicating the value of Twitter to the marketers and agencies that it serves and establishing Twitter as an indispensable partner to its clients’ business success.

Carla has over 10 years of experience in marketing strategy, digital marketing and brand management acquired in roles serving the MENA region. She joins Twitter from Connect Ads, a digital advertising solutions provider, where she was the Brand Manager at the company. Prior to that she was Brand Manager at Chalhoub Group, where she managed all marketing and media strategies ranging from planning, ATL & BTL advertising, PR, events, product development and research in GCC. Previously, she managed the client portfolio of DMS (member of Choueiri Group) in their digital media sales and marketing division.

Carla holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Marketing from Saint Joseph University of Beirut.

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Cecilia Wessinger

Founder, Mass Collaboration

Cecilia Wessinger is an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder and founder of Mass Collaboration. Her current role supporting ecosystem building practitioners as a consultant with the Kauffman Foundation unites her dedication to empowerment and equity, with her love of community culture. As a certified Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias facilitator, she moves conversations beyond diversity and inclusion to connecting, engaging, and belonging.

Her entrepreneurship path led to winning start-up competitions, and she also served as a former lead organizer of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups, SXSW Pitch Advisory Member and a multiple year US delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. In addition, she co-founded the Future Agro Challenge USA.

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Christine Francis

Leadership & Culture Transformation Coach

An inspiring leader in her own field of Leadership and Culture Transformation with a passion for working with entrepreneurs, organizations and advancing women in business.

Backed with a collective experience of 24 years within the world of business both locally and internationally, Christine is driven by making a difference in the lives of the clients she crosses path with. In her personal journey, she has developed first-hand experience of how to lead and navigate change and transition from within. Be – Live – Transform, is at the heart of the work she does to ensure they are value’s driven both in life and at work, to leverage impact beyond success. Christine’s qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring are from the Institute of Leadership and Management “ILM” UK which she obtained with distinction. She is a certified consultant specialized in Leadership, Culture Transformation and Change Management, aimed to develop values driven organizations from the Values Centre UK.

She is also a certified Social and Emotional Intelligence coach with the Institute of Social and Emotional Intelligence, USA. She is a lead facilitator with the Mowgli Mentoring with whom she facilitates accredited 360-degree mentoring programs in the MENA region.

She is a Certified Facilitator to deliver the Women on Board and In Business Leadership Program with International Finance Corporation IFC, in addition to being certified by Cornell University in Women in Leadership.

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Christine Harb

VP Marketing CEMEA, Visa

Christine Harb serves as the Vice President of Marketing at Visa Inc. and is responsible for building Visa’s brand strategy across Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). In her role, she oversees integrated media and creative campaigns, drives operational efficiencies and fosters Visa’s digital transformation and rollout of innovative products and solutions. Christine is highly positioned executive in the marketing and digital industry with more than fifteen years of experience.

Before joining Visa, she served as Global Luxury Lead and Head of Marketing MENA at Facebook. Earlier, she has held different leadership roles at top-class marketing brands such as Nike and Red Bull.

She holds an MBA from IE Business School and a Masters in Marketing from Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I. Christine is a strong advocate in education – she is part of a career advisory board and regularly supports students and young specialists with their professional decisions.

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Constantin Salameh

Senior Investment & Board Advisor, Berytech

Constantin has a 35-years track record in funding and transforming corporations and MSMEs across the world as the CEO of HP Financial Services in EMEA and Asia Pacific (1984-2003) and as the CEO of global investment groups such as AMS Group and Al-Ghurair Investments (2004-2014).

He joined Stanford’s Graduate School of Business SEED Program in 2015 and provides advisory and funding services to Stanford SEED social SMEs in both East and West Africa.

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Corine Kiame

Investment Manager, IM Capital/IM Ventures

Corine has been Investment Manager at IM Capital since April 2015. She supervises the matching and insurance capital process and manages the work of the analytical team. Corine is responsible for IM Capital operations, including deal sourcing, investment project evaluation and valuation, business models validation, value creation and mentoring in investments, and supervision of exits from investments.

Prior to joining IM Capital, and for more than 9 years, Corine was a Director at SHUAA Capital psc Dubai, UAE. In 2006 and 2007, she worked as an assistant fund manager on several regional funds representing USD 1 Billion in assets under management, covering fifteen Arab markets.

Corine holds a Masters in Finance from Paris IX Dauphine in Paris, an Executive Education Certification from Harvard Business School with emphasis on Private Equity and Venture Capital, an Executive Certification from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with emphasis on Venture Mentorship, is a member of the Lebanese League for Women in Business, and a member Seeders LWAF Business Angels group and Rising Tide Europe 3.

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Cyrille Najjar

CEO/CTO, Sensio Air Inc.​

CEO / CTO and Co-founder at Sensio Air – Start X founder. Former UCL and Cambridge University Teaching Fellow.

With over 20 years of experience in product development, Cyrille Najjar has built and scaled IOT and healthcare devices currently deployed in over 200 cities around the world.

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David Magboulé

Founder & CEO, LabToMarket

As a strategy and innovation consultant, David founded LabtoMarket, which aims at facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare and beyond, helping scientific knowledge from researchers and early start-ups go to market.

With over 15 years experience across the full scope of the health sector (Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices) and a global network of contacts, David is currently working with Governments and Innovation Ecosystems to promote entrepreneurial ventures.

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David Uhlíř

Chief Strategy Officer, JIC

David Uhlíř (*1971) currently holds the position of Chief Strategy Officer at South Moravian Innovation Centre, a leading innovation centre in Czechia. He is responsible for the development of its new strategic initiatives and for the management of the regional innovation strategy. He joined JIC in 2010 while he was instrumental in establishing JIC back in 2003.

Over the last 20 years he worked in different positions in regional policy, research and innovation policy in Czechia and also at the European Commission.

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Declan Gordon Carroll


With over 30 years experience in economic, industrial and enterprise development in Ireland, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America and CIS, his experience includes 17 years with the Irish Development Agency (IDA) one of the world’s most successful foreign direct investment (FDI) and enterprise development agencies.

Founding CEO of SEBIC an EC BIC. He has assisted directly in the strategic development of over 700 business development investment proposals (300+ start-ups), raising €150m+, establishment and mentoring of incubators and accelerators and design and development of physical facilities such as science and technology parks, innovation centres, and industrial, economic and tax free zones (>€500m). 

He has worked in the design, formulation, development and implementation of both policy and support initiatives on behalf of EU, EIB , EBRD and other IFIs.

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Dina Naser Harakeh

Executive Director, Global Compact Network Lebanon

Dina Nasser Harake assumed the role of ambassador for Global Compact Network Lebanon GCNL in 2016, where she has strenuously committed herself to working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aligned with the principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Environment, Anti-Corruption and Labor.

After two years of successfully representing the GCNL within both the global network and externally vis-à-vis companies, governments and the media, Dina was appointed as the Executive Director. Dina oversees and executes the Global Compact Network’s strategy, value proposition and associated programs. She manages strategic partnerships with other UN agencies, governmental bodies and international organizations and advances thought leadership in areas of corporate sustainability. Dina is an expert in thought-leadership in current and emerging areas of corporate sustainability.

For the past two years, Dina showed excellence in the oversight of different GCNL workshops, seminars, and conferences that attracts innovative solutions to the Lebanese private sector in terms of the 17 sustainable development goals, the latest being the Making Global Goals Local Business Middle East. She guides the network’s programs and initiatives related to women empowerment, youth, anti-corruption, human rights and more.

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A regional line-up of entrepreneurship support institutions who will present their services and programs for entrepreneurs and startups

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ANIMA Investment Network


ANIMA Investment Network is a platform for economic cooperation between Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It deploys its engineering to create and implement initiatives to develop investment and business ecosystems favouring an attractive, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Organised as a network, ANIMA offers expertise in economic development and cooperation, investment promotion and impact management, territorial marketing, development of innovation and mobilisation of expatriate talent resources.

The ANIMA network brings together 70 member organisations in 20 countries and more than 400 experts and partners who can be mobilised, coordinated by a team of 15 people based in Marseille. It brings together government and regional investment promotion and economic development agencies, entrepreneurial associations, innovation clusters, international investors and research institutes.

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The international accelerator for positive impact

BigBooster is the international accelerator for positive impact. It helps start-up and SME accelerate their international strategy and better address their markets. It is dedicated to start-up and SME with an
international ambition and an innovative solution in the following fields :
• health impact
• environmental & energy
• productive & industrial
• social & societal impact
Since its launch, BigBooster has supported 278 startup in their international development.

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The e-Harmony for the Construction Industry

Amal is bridging the gap between contractors and workers through a marketplace (Utilizing machine learning technology) to help create and sustain workers’ access to suitable employment opportunities & ensure that their safety and dignity are preserved in their job-hunting endeavors & optimize the resources based on reports & management tools (such as Time attendance, location tracking, communication channels, budgeting reports, and smart scheduling)

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Brenco E&C

The Lynx Who’s Got Your Back!

Brenco E&C is a startup that works to digitize government-citizen relations based on a multi-platform cloud solution. Their goal is to enable decision-making by governments on the basis of a data driven strategy and to increase the co-efficiency of trust between citizens and their government.

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Bridge. Outsource. Transform (B.O.T)

Social Enterprise delivering fast, affordable and quality managed outsourcing services.

B.O.T (Bridge. Outsource. Transform) is an impact sourcing platform that provides high quality digital services executed by skilled freelancers from marginalized communities in Lebanon. Their aim is to ensure women and youth have access to global and local digital work, giving them the platform to work their way up while securing a source of income. Learn more by visiting them on
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Bacteria & Protection

Microorganisms disinfection using germicidal machines

Bacteria Protection is a company working on air purification by using Model UV-SPLIT for AC-Split air purification to residential and workplace environments, including houses, hospitals, rest-homes, kindergartens, banks, clinics and apartments.

Our system prevents the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses, such as those which spread the incidence of Hospital Associated Infections. It dramatically mitigates the ever increasing prevalence of Asthma, Allergies, Tuberculosis, Sick Building Syndrome, Toxic Mold and Controversial Super bug. Our solutions kill 99.9% of airborne bacteria.

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Promotion of innovation in HealthTech

Connect’Innov is a consortium with the mission to detect, support and promote innovation in the field of HealthTech and in particular in E-Health, Medtech and Biotech. The consortium provides the necessary expertise and support for the ideation, development and pre-acceleration of innovative projects through:
• Raising awareness of entrepreneurship & organization of training sessions and Bootcamps around innovation, entrepreneurship and project structuring in Healthtech;
• Support and structuring of innovative startups;
• Support for Business Development and Fundraising for both local and international startups
• Synergies creation between corporates and startups through actions around Open Innovation, intrapreneurship, creation of bridges between the different stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem;
• Internationalization of innovative projects and the connection between different international innovation ecosystems. Connect’Innov is also aiming to start in 2021 an incubation/pre-acceleration program for startups in the HealthTech sector.

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Fueling innovation and growth

EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community gathering over 150 member organizations in more than 50 countries today. EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 11.4 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in funding SMEs and fueling growth. EBAN’s network is diverse: our reach spans across and beyond Europe, and we nourish our circle of relations and partnerships on an ongoing basis seeking like-minded organizations and stakeholders with whom to share ambitions and achieve impact.

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EdTech VC

EdVentures invests in startups serving the sectors of EdTech, education, culture, and innovative learning solutions.
Powered by the long successful history of Nahdet Misr Publishing Group, EdVentures supports entrepreneurs and startups by offering them a second-to-none environment, paving their path to rapid and healthy growth.

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Factory 319

HealthTech and Biotech Startup studio

Startup studio dedicated to health and biotech.

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The e-Harmony for the Construction Industry

Amal is bridging the gap between contractors and workers through a marketplace (Utilizing machine learning technology) to help create and sustain workers’ access to suitable employment opportunities & ensure that their safety and dignity are preserved in their job-hunting endeavors & optimize the resources based on reports & management tools (such as Time attendance, location tracking, communication channels, budgeting reports, and smart scheduling)

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Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence (HCIE)

HCIE is the main governmental institution responsible for entrepreneurial & innovation ecosystem

The Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence (HCIE) was established in 2012 by a presidential decree. It is the main governmental institution which aims to establish an entrepreneurial ecosystem and acts as an umbrella, a regulator and a facilitator for innovation related initiatives and institutions in Palestine.

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IM Capital

IM Capital is a USAID Fund that assists early-stage entrepreneurs & investors in Lebanon

IM Capital is a USAID Fund dedicated to the assistance of early-stage entrepreneurs and investors in Lebanon by co-financing startups, guaranteeing investors’ capital, and running impactful support programs.
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Bacteria & Protection

Microorganisms disinfection using germicidal machines

Bacteria Protection is a company working on air purification by using Model UV-SPLIT for AC-Split air purification to residential and workplace environments, including houses, hospitals, rest-homes, kindergartens, banks, clinics and apartments.

Our system prevents the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses, such as those which spread the incidence of Hospital Associated Infections. It dramatically mitigates the ever increasing prevalence of Asthma, Allergies, Tuberculosis, Sick Building Syndrome, Toxic Mold and Controversial Super bug. Our solutions kill 99.9% of airborne bacteria.

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Your startup data platform for emerging venture markets

MAGNiTT is the first startup data platform serving founders and investors across emerging venture markets. Driven by the belief that data is the foundation of thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems, and that scaling should not be constrained by a lack of information, MAGNiTT supports founders and investors with data that underpins decisions that drive expansions, investments, and exits across emerging venture markets in MENA, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Talented and committed Palestinians working to build the “Palestinian” Economy

MENACatalyst is an emerging Palestinian based and registered organization with a staff of both seven full and part-time employees, and partnerships that span the globe. They envision a world in which socioeconomic equity is the norm and not the exception. They believe that with the right tools, resources and networks under-represented youth and marginalized communities can rise up to become leaders of change. This is why they have embraced the power of innovation, digital access and solutions, and policy advocacy for equitable development, to break down economic barriers, and create a gateway for the marginalized communities in their areas of operation to not only seize a world of new opportunities, but create them.

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Bacteria & Protection

Microorganisms disinfection using germicidal machines

Bacteria Protection is a company working on air purification by using Model UV-SPLIT for AC-Split air purification to residential and workplace environments, including houses, hospitals, rest-homes, kindergartens, banks, clinics and apartments.

Our system prevents the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses, such as those which spread the incidence of Hospital Associated Infections. It dramatically mitigates the ever increasing prevalence of Asthma, Allergies, Tuberculosis, Sick Building Syndrome, Toxic Mold and Controversial Super bug. Our solutions kill 99.9% of airborne bacteria.

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RedStart Tunisie

The Adventure Creator

RedStart Tunisia is an active actor of the Tunisian entrepreneurial ecosystem aiming to contribute to the acceleration of Tunisian SMEs with high potential and start-ups.
Together with our partner and co-founder RedStart France, we aim to strengthen cooperation between the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe and Africa. At RedStart we provide entrepreneurs with programs tailored to their company’s needs as well as their industry, culture, and team.

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Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)

Supporting you

The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) is a centre for international cooperation with Mediterranean countries on development and innovation in the production sector and civil society, based on more sustainable consumption and production models.

The Centre develops its activity under the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) for the protection and development of the Mediterranean basin, an organisation belonging to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Within the framework of the Switchers Support Programme we are offering green entrepreneurs, SMEs and Business Support Organizations (BSOs) a holistic program, fostering national business development ecosystems. The Programme provides entrepreneurs, business support organisations and local communities with business development services, networking opportunities and, most importantly, access to finance services.

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The e-Harmony for the Construction Industry

Amal is bridging the gap between contractors and workers through a marketplace (Utilizing machine learning technology) to help create and sustain workers’ access to suitable employment opportunities & ensure that their safety and dignity are preserved in their job-hunting endeavors & optimize the resources based on reports & management tools (such as Time attendance, location tracking, communication channels, budgeting reports, and smart scheduling)

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StartUp Maroc

StartUp Maroc Increasing the Number of Fundable Startups

StartUp Maroc is a startup accelerator labeled by the Caisse Centrale de Garantie under the Innov Invest Fund. StartUp Maroc aims to accelerate job creation and stimulate Morocco’s economic development through entrepreneurship and innovation. Its main mission is to contribute to the emergence of entrepreneurs with very high potential who are able to shape Morocco, Africa and the world.

StartUp Maroc operates in 16 cities across Morocco, has supported more than 20,000 entrepreneurs in the idea phases and more than 500 entrepreneurs in different phases from Proof of concept, MVP, Go to Market and marketing through training, acceleration programs, individual support, mentoring, conferences and competitions in partnership with renowned national and international organizations.

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Accessing international funding and attracting investors

Best practices to secure funding from angel investors or VCs in times of crisis, highlighting what investors are looking for in a startup.

30 MIN · – 3

BY Vitaly Polekhin
President, International Investor Organization INVESTORO


IP Tactics for Growth and International Markets

How intellectual property can be effectively integrated into business strategy as businesses expand and attract capital.

30 MIN · 3– 3

BY Mohammed Al-Jafari
Director, Intellectual Property Commercialization Office at iPARK Royal Scientific Society


10 simple steps to survive the crisis & thrive to access international markets

How ten simple recommendations and best practices used by MSMEs across emerging economies during times of crisis are being implemented with one scale-up company.

30 MIN · 3– 3

BY Constantin Salameh Senior Investment & Board Advisor at Berytech 


Creating an International Mindset for Your Startup to Grow

30 MIN · 3– 4

BY David Magboule
Founder and CEO Lab to Market


How To Build Your Online Store in 72 Hours

What tools can help you during validation? How to choose your logistics and operations model? What technology to start with?

30 MIN · 4– 4

BY Mohamed Nabil Kash
Senior Innovation Consultant at Innovety


Build a business model integrating gender equality

30 MIN · 4– 5

BY Karyl Akilian Momjian
Director, Marketing and Business Development at Financial Alliance For Women

Rachel Freeman
Chief Growth Officer at Tyme


Scaling Your Impact Ventures in Uncertain Times

Strategic, organizational, and behavioral shifts required to scale impact ventures in these uncertain times with IES Social Business School.

30 MIN · 4– 5

BY Nadine Asmar
Managing Director at Nadal  


Readiness to raise funds while scaling

Preparing for Series A investment when building international partnerships/Joint Ventures.

30 MIN · 5– 5

BY Rami Alame CEO of Lexyom 


How To Build A Green Business Model with The Switchers Program

Discover the Green Business Model and how entrepreneurs and business support organizations can benefit from the Switchers Support Program.

30 MIN · 5– 5

BY Giorgio Mosangini
Team Leader Green Entrepreneurship & Civil Society at Sustainable Consumption and Production Regional Activity Center (SCP/RAC)


Cyber Security Considerations for International Expansion

Key cyber-security measures you need to know to protect your business on a global digital scale.

30 MIN · 6– 6

BY Tony Feghali
CEO of P.O.Tech


Get in The Big League with Small Budget: From Investors to Exit

Simple & time-tested strategies to establish your company with leverage and value to attract the right investors, all the way to exit.

30 MIN · 6– 7

BY Cyrille Najjar
CEO and CTO of Sensio Air Inc.


Diversity and collaborative Inclusion for better communication

Exploring the mindset, framework and actionable steps to spark and ignite dynamics for better communication and coordination.

30 MIN · 7– 7

BY Cecilia Wessinger 
Founder of Mass Collaboration


37 startups from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia will be exhibiting their innovations at the event’s Expo. You will have the chance to meet their ambitious founders and team members, learn more about their ventures, exchange experiences, and discuss potential business collaborations and mutual growth opportunities. 

A day of knowledge exchange & growth opportunities

Don’t miss out! Startups, organizations, corporations, investors, businesses, and professionals will all reap amazing benefits from this one-of-a-kind regional event.

If you're a startup

looking to scale up in times of crisis, you will learn how to navigate the crisis, access new markets, and grow your venture while meeting fellow startups, potential investors, and key business stakeholders with whom you can explore potential partnerships and deals.

If you're an organization

committed to support innovators, you will get the opportunity to join a network of more than 20 innovation partners and organizations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs through their programs and learn about the different practices provided.

If you're an investor

looking for new ventures, you will meet the innovative startups from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, gathered in one place to feature their ventures and expand in the European and Mediterranean regions.

If you're a professional

looking to explore innovative solutions and create business opportunities with Mediterranean entrepreneurs, you will get the chance to meet the 37 innovative startups coming from Lebanon and the region showcasing their business solutions in various sectors.



About Berytech & The Next Society

Berytech is the exclusive project partner of THE NEXT SOCIETY in Lebanon, working since 2017 on the initiative, which gathers a large network of over 300 business and innovation, research and investment organizations, 2500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.

THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and 7 Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. It aims at mobilizing, promoting and reinforcing innovation ecosystems and economic development in the MENA region.

Launched by ANIMA Investment Network, THE NEXT SOCIETY initiated a four-year action plan (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Union up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.8 million, which impacts 4 levels of the innovation ecosystem: improve policy frameworks, foster startup successes, promote and internationalize clusters, and accelerate technology transfer towards the enterprise.

THE NEXT SOCIETY is more than just a project. It is a movement building the next generation of innovators.


The Euro-Med Scale-Up Innovation Day is part of the first Business Innovation week in Lebanon organized by Berytech which also offers an Acceleration Bootcamp for start-ups, and Power Meetings with investors. 

The Lebanese Business Innovation Week is a disruptive event designed to bring together entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts, investors and ecosystem leaders from Europe, the MENA region and Gulf countries to work on business expansion and explore investment opportunities.

It will offer an intensive learning experience that includes coaching and mentoring, networking, one-to-one meetings, training and workshops by the best national and international mentors, and a full-day conference.


Feel free to get in touch with Ms. Tala Saleh, Berytech’s senior programs officer, by sending an email to

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