AGRYTECH ACCELERATOR SPECIAL EDITION

Launch & Grow your Agri-Food Startup

Berytech is sourcing the next agri-food innovators to help them grow their idea into a successful business with global impact. If you’re working with technology to innovate in food and agriculture, apply to the Agrytech Accelerator Program in its next special edition and get funding, technical assistance and support to scale your business to success within 6 months. 

Applications are now closed.

The Accelerator in Brief

The special edition of the Agrytech Accelerator is a 6-month program through which Berytech supports startups with innovations across the agri-food sector, offering them the resources, knowledge, and funding to scale their ideas and grow into an international business with global impact. 

Startup Funding

Up to $35K cash injection in 
accelerated startups 

Prototyping Facilities

Access to an electronics & hardware Fabrication Lab with technical support 

Business Coaching

Bootcamps, training sessions and master classes developing entrepreneurial competencies 

Customer Access

Promotion and visibility in local & international markets

Industry Connections

Linkages to Agri-Food community & pool of dedicated experts

Follow-on Mentoring

Intensive mentoring trajectories with follow-on immersion in Europe

“Agriculture is a national matter, and Lebanon can play a role in the food security of the region, given the microclimates it has, as well as its human capital and entrepreneurship mindset.” 

Maroun N. Chammas – Berytech Chairman & CEO

Who can Apply

Berytech sources startups and SMEs at a prototype or MVP stage with a creative technological solution to a challenge in food and agriculture or with a working solution that can be adapted to the agri-food industry. 

Accepted solutions are technology-based (hardware, software, or a combination of both).  

We encourage you to apply your critical and innovative thinking to create solutions to stressful challenges in the agri-food sector, no matter what your background is. 

Farming

Farming Challenges in land use and planning, water pollution, import substitution and post-harvest conditioning.

Packaging & Marketing

Food Industry Challenges in packaging, business sustainability, customer behavior, marketing, logistics and cold chain management.

Rangelands & Forestry

Rangelands and Forestry Challenges in forest pest prevention and irrigation of forest lands that require innovative solutions using science and technology.

Fishing & Aquaculture

Fishing and Aquaculture Challenge where fishermen have an immediate challenge to locate new and safe fishing locations that fit their available safety equipment.

Management Support & Extension

Management Support Challenges in extensions, voucher schemes, cooperation and coordination, online learning for technical schools, lab testing and result release are facing the agri-food sector in Lebanon and the region.

The Program's Timeline

Berytech developed a special edition of the Agrytech accelerator as a half year program from which startups exit as an investment-ready business with a developed product from the original prototype. 

3-Month Business Acceleration Phase

June – September 
Grant total up to $15,000 

Support for up to 10 startups to develop their minimum viable product – MVP or prototype and test it with early adopters, capacity building to establish the business from a financial, marketing, management, and operational levels and business pitching. The acceleration phase ends with an expert jury selecting the top 6 companies to go into the Incubation Phase for 3 months. 

  • Teams have access to Berytech’s Fab Lab and a pool of experts and product developers to help them develop and optimize their MVP 
  • The teams are linked to early adopters to test and further refine their products.

    3-Month Incubation & Growth Phase

    October – December 
    Matching Grant Total up to $20,000 

    Support for up to 6 startups in scaling, including hands-on fundraising support in negotiation, legal, terms sheets, and market access. 

    • Up to 6 finalists receive coaching services on all aspects of product development, launching, scaling up, Intellectual Property, etc. 
    • Teams test and validate their product and service solutions with provided support using the Living Lab approach. 
    • Three teams benefit from international exposure and a soft-landing program in cooperation with Dutch/EU partners. 
        Applications are now closed.

        Need more info?

        If you have any questions about Berytech’s Agrytech Program, please email us on agrytech@berytech.org, and we will get back to you.