nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs & innovators

Berytech Meetups is a program powered by the Global Innovation of Science and Technology network (GIST), initiated by the U.S. Department of State, aiming at building a strong and vibrant network of entrepreneurs in Lebanon focusing on science and technology.

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About The Program

Berytech is a Global Innovation through Science and Technology – GIST Innovation Hub in Lebanon, joining a vibrant network of programs that nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators through training.

Science
& Technology

Building a network of entrepreneurs in Lebanon focusing on science and technology

Supportive Networks

Catalyzing networking and entrepreneurial skills to build durable, long-term, supportive networks

Capacity Building Resources

Providing resources that entrepreneurs in Lebanon can use to adapt to their unique sets of social, political and economic circumstances through talks, networking, skills building, mentoring, support, and idea sharing

Powered by the Global Innovation of Science & Technology Network (GIST)

The U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing to develop startup solutions that address economic and development challenges.

Since 2011, GIST has engaged with science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs in 136 emerging economies around the world, providing training and resources to help them build successful startups. This is done through competitions, startup trainings, and interactive online programs, implemented by AAAS, Global Entrepreneurship Network, VentureWell.

“Berytech has been an active and engaged partner in the U.S. State Department GIST Innovation Hub program since September 2016. Berytech consistently holds well attended and engaged groups of innovators at their site who participate in a lively online conversation. Working with Berytech to further the goals of the GIST program has been a very rewarding partnership.”

Mary Silver, Program Officer, VentureWell

Berytech Meetups 2020

For 2020, Berytech Meetups are organized through 5 series tackling 5 major issues for Lebanon and the MENA region.

SERIES 1  / 4 MEETUPS

Food Security
In MENA

Building a vital safety net for MENA populations

SERIES 2  / 2 MEETUPS

Social Entrepreneurship
in Lebanon

A light at the end of the tunnel

SERIES 3  / 2 MEETUPS

Renewable
Energy

Free electricity in a country of no electricity

SERIES 4  / 2 MEETUPS

Solid Waste
Management

A light at the end of the Tunnel 

SERIES 5  / 2 MEETUPS

Raising a generation
of Coders

The future of the Lebanese workforce

Meetups 2019

Berytech organized several community meetups around interesting subjects in science and technology and hosted three guest speakers to share their knowledge and expertise with a passionate audience. The topics included Artificial Intelligence and FinTech.

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Meet The Team

Meet the team organizing the 2020 series of the Berytech Meetups powered by GIST

Need more info?

If you have any questions about Berytech’s Meetups Program, please email Ms. Maria Chahine on maria.chahine@berytech.org, and she will get back to you.

Contributing to SDGs

As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and the GIST Meetups program falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.