STARTUPS TRACK /

Scaling Up Lebanese Social Impact Ventures

The scale up program supports startups in a complete and inclusive cycle,  addressing all their needs, over the period of 2 years, ensuring their growth and  ability to sustain themselves and operate on their own.

The Startups Track in Brief

The selected social entrepreneurs are able to scale their business and grow their social impact through accessing markets, boosting operations and sales, meeting with impact investors and connecting with local and international support networks.

Customized Business Support

  • Customized coaching and mentoring sessions with experts assisting entrepreneurs in their growth journey and advising on their business strategy towards more impactful solutions 
  • Technical assistance and field visits with industry experts sharing their knowhow in specific sectors
  • Group workshops and one-on-one business clinics tackling assisting the startups in various social entrepreneurship and business aspects including topics such as the market strategy validation, sales, social impact measurement, financial modeling, volunteer management, legal assistance, open source digital solutions, impact investment readiness, digital marketing, managing an effective team and more
  • Dedicated business development assistance to support in building the market strategies and facilitate connections with potential customers, suppliers, partners or experts
  • Support in investment readiness through dedicated sessions with Berytech team of experts and access to investors’ networks through personal meetings

Promotion, Networking & Access to Markets

  • Visibility and promotion services through Berytech and partners, events, a dedicated directory webpage, video and news coverage, news releases, social media content campaigns and more. 
  • Access to sales and market opportunities through networking events and B2B meetings with industry professionals, field experts and influencers.
  • Direct access and linkages to Berytech’s local and international network of partners, entrepreneurs, corporate, professionals, experts and innovation hubs such as the European Business Network and The Next Society of Innovators.
  • Access to partners’ support services and programs including international bootcamps, soft-landing vouchers to access international markets, market validation meetups, showcase events, grants and capacity building activities.
  • Access to MEPI Lebanon Alumni Association network benefits  

Vouchers & Workspace

  • Up to $9.5K vouchers to boost marketing and business development activities of the venture. 
  • Access to a coworking space desk at Berytech where the most dynamic entrepreneurs and freelancers are based.

Access to Berytech's Ecosystem

The startups have access to Berytech’s ecosystem including a community of fellow startups and entrepreneurs, access to experts, workshops and networking events, access to funding companies, and the media.

“The growth of tomorrow starts today!”

Carlos Azavedo – IES-Social Business School  

Startups Track Details

The program kicks off with an intensive bootcamp followed by two levels of acceleration.

Scaling for Impact Business Bootcamp

Jan. 2020

An intensive 4-day program designed for the selected social entrepreneurs that aim to grow their ventures and increase their impact.  For this bootcamp, Berytech has partnered with international experts from the IES-Social Business School – the first business school focused on Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. The program is co-designed with the aim to train catalysts for a real impact economy. 

The Scaling for Impact Bootcamp is meant to help the startups linearize their venture’s model in order to grow in a sustainable way. It brings together seasoned academic knowledge and field research from more than 1000 impact entrepreneurs and startups. This is a unique opportunity to (re)design the growth model, build the network and meet international experts that will help the startups overcome their biggest challenges.

Throughout the bootcamp program, the 15 teams will be able to learn and apply an innovative methodology to design and implement a growth plan and to communicate it convincingly to impact investors.

The bootcamp program covers the following topics:

  • Scaling Challenges – identify the pulsing issues;
  • Social Innovation – clarify the innovation (what makes it unique). This is key to the growth process because they should be focused on growing their innovation rather than the organization itself;
  • Business Modelling – make the business model robust and linear around the innovation;
  • Growth Strategy – design the growth strategy based on the new business model;
  • Performance and Impact Dashboard – set clear goals and track them in an efficient way;
  • Capacity building – learn how to list the core skills and assets needed for the scaling phase;
  • Financing Growth – build the venture’s figures and financial performance indicators;
  • Capital Raising – learn how to raise capital effectively;
  • Roadmap to Success – define clear milestones;
  • Pitch to Investors – learn how to pitch to investors according to their profiles

Scale-up Acceleration Program Level I

Jan. 2020 Till Sep. 2020

The selected social startups will go through 9 months scale up program with tailored support to grow their marketing and sales activities,  improve their management strategy, structure their operations and develop their social impact. This phase includes coaching, mentoring, business clinics, technical assistance, one- on-one business development, B2B and partnerships opportunities, visibility events, meetings with investors, marketing grants, access to international programs and more.

  • On average, during the Scale up Level I (9 months), each startup will have access to:
  •  4-day Scale for Impact Bootcamp
  • Up to 6 customized workshops and one on one clinics tackling key business topics tailored to scaling up impact businesses
  • 3 group mentoring sessions with seasoned mentors
  • 5 one on one business coaching sessions with experts to receive customized feedback in key areas of the business
  • Up to 2 technical assistance meetings and field visits with industry experts for exchange of expertise
  • Participation in a b2b and visibility event providing exposure and connections with potential partners, experts and/or customers
  • Marketing vouchers worth $2500 to develop visibility services for the startup
  • Up to 7 business development sessions with Berytech team to support in access to market and connections with potential partners and customers
  • Berytech business support and investment readiness sessions
  • Affiliated Berytech and partners’ support local and international programs and investment networks
  • Access to coworking desks on a flexible schedule basis
  • Partners’ added value services, listed in the benefits section

    Scale-up Acceleration Program Level II

    Oct. 2020 Till May 2021

    Seven social startups will be selected to proceed with the program and benefit from a follow up 8 months growth support phase to scale up further their ventures and access new markets.

    This phase includes an in-depth business support based on each venture’ s needs and customized connections to access markets and funding opportunities.

    On average, during the Scale up Level II, each startup will have access to:

    • Up to 4 customized workshops and one on one clinics tackling key business strategic and operational needs of each startups
    • 2 group mentoring sessions with seasoned mentors
    • 4 one on one business coaching sessions with experts to receive customized feedback in key areas of the business
    • Participation in two b2b and visibility events providing exposure and connections with potential partners, experts and/or customers
    • Business development vouchers worth $7000 as per the startup growth needs
    • Up to 5 business development sessions with Berytech team to support in access to market and connections with potential partners and customers
    • Berytech business support and investment readiness sessions
    • Affiliated Berytech and partners’ support local and international programs and investment networks
    • Access to coworking desks on a flexible schedule basis
    • Partners’ added value services, listed in the benefits section

          Need more info?

          If you have any questions about the Program, please email us on support@berytech.org, and we will get back to you.