Startchy produces Yumbrella, a coating made from natural ingredients that increases the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
Startchy’s mission is to provide sustainable and simple coating solutions worldwide, offering affordable coatings to farmers in developing nations to help reduce food waste and sustain families – both financially and nutritionally.
In this episode of the BerytechBeat, we host Richardos Lebbos, Co-founder of Startchy. Richardos talks about the birth of his innovation in a university lab and how he was able to turn it into a viable commercial solution and scale his startup to the USA where he now works with mega distributors.
Richardos dives into the value of hard work, believing in yourself, and navigating the entrepreneurial ecosystem to launch and grow a startup.
About the Podcast
The BerytechBeat podcast interviews Lebanon’s most inspiring founders, operators, investors, and innovators. They share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, and fundraising. They also dive into their personal journeys of growth, setbacks, failures, and learnings. Berytech has catalyzed the creation of the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem since its launch in 2002, and in the last 20 years has supported 5000+ entrepreneurs including 1700+ startups and SMEs to start, grow and scale. Show host, Maya Rahal, is Berytech’s Director of Communication and has spent 12+ years supporting and enabling entrepreneurs in Lebanon.