Startup Weekend Bekaa – Ag | Food | Water Innovation

December 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Till: December 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm
ESIAM, USJ Bekaa, Tenayel Campus
Your Ag | Food | Water startup idea in 54 hours hours

Experts predict that we will need to double global food production over the next 35 years while land, energy and water resources are being quickly depleted, risking sustainability and threatening global food security.  In Lebanon, water demand is rapidly increasing, while only 8% of wastewater is treated. The world is looking for innovative solutions to sustainability challenges in the agriculture, food and water sectors. 

Do you have an idea related to agriculture, food or water you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?  

Does your idea improve a process across the food value chain? Does it innovate in the agriculture sector from farm to fork?
Does it solve sustainability challenges of sanitation management and water usage in irrigation, and human consumption? 
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
In this edition of Techstars Startup Weekend innovation is key. Creatives, tech enthusiasts, experts, artists, designers, engineers, problem solvers and business-minded individuals are encouraged to attend, participate, experiment and innovate. 
It’s a risk-free environment where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.
Startup Weekend Prizes: 
First Prize: $1500
Second Prize: $1000
Third Prize: $500
All the three winning teams receive a three month virtual incubation from Berytech. 
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of engineers, tech experts developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
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No talk, all action!