Launch of the DAWERR Ideathon For Solutions in Solid Waste Management

Posted on June 21, 2021

The Ideathon is an exciting opportunity allowing young entrepreneurs and startups to develop innovative solid waste management solutions”

Under the Diverting Waste by Encouraging Reuse and Recycling (DAWERR) activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Berytech is organizing the DAWERR Ideathon to initiate participants to entrepreneurship and the opportunities that exist in the fields of Solid Waste Management in Lebanon.

Held online over 5 consecutive days from July 28 to August 1, 2021, the Ideathon is an exciting opportunity allowing young entrepreneurs and startups to develop innovative solid waste management solutions around the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to solve real problems/challenges in rural communities. Entrepreneurs, professionals and experts from different backgrounds are given the opportunity to learn, experiment and build their green solutions.

The Ideathon

The DAWERR Ideathon aims to encourage and support ideas at an early stage, allowing participants to discover real challenges facing the municipal solid waste management sector across Lebanon, particularly in rural areas, to learn how to transform their ideas into valid business solutions through intensive online workshops, and then to pitch their proposed solutions to a panel of judges.

The Grants

The top three winners will have access to an incubation program delivered by Berytech providing business and technical assistance to support the incubated startups in validating their business idea and developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and receive an in-kind grant to be spent on their startup.

Who Can Apply

You are encouraged to apply if you are a young professional, entrepreneur, a student, or a graduate under 30 interested in solving challenges in the solid waste management sector. Preferred Background: Engineers, scientists, environmentalists, architects, creatives, innovators, entrepreneurs, or young professionals interested in finding solutions in the solid waste management sector.

You can apply with your own idea or get inspired from one of the pre-set challenges if your idea includes an innovative process, product or service.

DAWERR Ideathon is open for Lebanese teams residing in Lebanon only. 

To learn more and apply: https://berytech.org/events/dawerr-ideathon-2021/ 

About DAWERR

The Diverting Waste by Encouraging Reuse and Recycling Activity (DAWERR) is a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to improve the social, environmental, and economic well-being of Lebanese citizens by establishing sustainable solid waste recovery and diversion programs in collaboration with municipalities throughout rural areas in Lebanon. Learn more about DAWERR Activity: https://berytech.org/programs/dawerr/